February 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ouellet ranks 1st to build station

BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown is beginning contract negotiations with Ouellet Associates of Brunswick for the construction of a proposed police station at the corner of Stanwood and Pleasant streets. More...

Looming cut stalls facilities work

BRUNSWICK — Last week’s announcement that the Brunswick School Department stands to experience a projected cut of $1.2 million in state education aid for 2012-13 stopped the district’s facilities planning cold. More...

 

Obituaries

Audrey Carpentier - 2015-08-27
Joseph F. Fournier - 2015-08-27
David L. Kennedy - 2015-08-27
Antonina M. Smithson - 2015-08-27
Craig M. King - 2015-08-26
Audrey Carpentier - 2015-08-26
Nickolena Mulheisen - 2015-08-25
Dana E. Orr - 2015-08-25
Priscilla J. Linnell - 2015-08-24
Sophia D. Pfeiffer - 2015-08-24
Henry Savage Jr. - 2015-08-24

News

THE GHOSTS OF SUMMER

TWO VIEWING STATIONS stand unused above the waves Wednesday at Reid State Park in Georgetown. More...

MDOT seeks input on Cathance Bridge

Replacement eyed, but money lacking

TOPSHAM — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a preliminary public meeting Tuesday to discuss replacement of the Cathance Bridge. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the municipal building, 100 Main St. More...

Wild Oats hosts Sunday fundraiser

BRUNSWICK — Wild Oats Bakery and Café in the Tontine Mall on Maine Street plans to host a fundraiser for Brunswick’s after school-programs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Sports

Conference titles, wrestling regionals up for grabs Saturday

BRUNSWICK — It’s early February and that can mean only one thing with regards to high school sports: conference championships and regional wrestling activity. Let’s hit the pool! More...

Quick start propels Mt. Ararat to win over rival Dragons

Greyhound girls get a big win; Morse teams fall in finales

BRUNSWICK — The Mt. Ararat High School girls basketball team began the week feeling down after a bad loss to undefeated Cony Feb. 3. More...

Rojas leaving Polar Bears

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced that Maren Rojas has stepped down as head coach of the women's soccer team. More...

Letters

Positive governance

To the editor: The proposal to table the decision of whether the Brunswick Town Council should send a letter to the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority ( NNEPRA) requesting that they build the train maintenance facility in accordance with M More...

Hear all voices

To the editor: Last week, the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee voted to table a bill that would require voters to present a photo ID when voting. Voting is a privilege, and we should encourage it as much as possible. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. Send them to: Calendar Editor, The Times Record, P.O. More...

Ongoing Activities

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Games

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Maine

Ex-turnpike chief pleads guilty

PORTLAND (AP) — The former executive director of the Maine Turnpike pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing tens of thousands of dollars of turnpike funds over many years to pay for upscale hotels in Maine, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe, meals a More...

Three Gardiner firefighters punished

GARDINER (AP) — A captain and a union president are among three Gardiner firefighters disciplined by the city last month because they engaged in inappropriate conduct against another city employee. More...

Maine’s chief forest ranger retires

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Forest Service’s chief ranger has retired after more than 30 years on the job. An agency spokeswoman says Bill Williams submitted a letter of retirement on Wednesday and Commissioner Bill Beardsley accepted it. More...

Ticket

STAGE NOIR

PORTLAND — Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s punchy, hard-drinking, tough-talking iconic character who became the model for steely private detectives and “film noir” performances, prowls the stage in Portland Stage’s pr More...

Concert benefits MSMT

Valentine’s Day

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre plans to host a Valentine’s Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. More...

‘Love Letters’ opens, closes on Tuesday

BATH — Studio Theatre of Bath will keep alive an annual tradition that dates to 1993 by staging “Love Letters” on Valentine’s Day. The production will revive for one night only, with the curtain rising at 7: 30 p. m. More...

New charges filed against Bath man who allegedly used Facebook to meet underage girls

WEB NEWS

HARPSWELL — A Bath man charged with several counts of sexual abuse of a minor by Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department in January, was arrested Thursday by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and charged with four additional counts of sexual abuse More...

Plant Home revises design

Bath assisted living facility, neighbors near common ground on addition

BATH — Nearly three years after The Thomas G. Plant Memorial Home formally announced plans for a major expansion, administrators and neighbors appear near agreement for the first time about the size and shape that expansion will take. More...

Brunswick school leaders ask public to help set priorities

BRUNSWICK — Facing an estimated $3 million decrease in revenue for the 2012-13 operating budget, the Brunswick School Department will turn to the public before crafting a spending plan that Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said would “leave nothi More...

Pa. judge to consider Sandusky jury, bail issues

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is in court for a pretrial hearing where a judge will hear dueling arguments about whether restrictions on his movement should be tightened or loosened. More...

Community

MASCOT SOLIDARITY

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Brunswick recently hosted a 5-2-1-0 program at which the school’s mascot, Beecher Bob the Bobcat (also known as Mallory Palmer), met with Crusher, mas More...

Scheduled Public Meetings

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. SPECIAL STATE ELECTION: Senate District 20, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fire Station, Route 194. More...

Edward Johnson receives Purple Heart 60 years late

HARPSWELL — Sixty years wasn’t too long for Edward Johnson of Bailey Island to wait for his Purple Heart. Johnson was wounded by shrapnel on the morning of Oct. 4, 1952, in Kumhwa Valley, Korea, on the last day of his tour. More...

Opinion

Human targets

EDITORIAL

“Noncategorical” It sounds so impersonal. So inhuman. Yet the term — which applies to adult MaineCare recipients between 21 and 64 years old who do not have minor children — fueled weeks of conflict between Gov. More...

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Commentary

Longfellow Days offers winter tonic

If Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter has got you down, don’t fear: Longfellow Days are here! More...

Let professionals make demolition calls in Brunswick

LOCAL COMMENTARY

Brunswick’s Village Review Board (VRB) has been in the news a good deal lately. Recently, I wrote a letter to them complaining about the poor treatment of St. John’s Church. More...

War forces men to behave outrageously

LOCAL COMMENTARY

Last month’s news was filled with pictures of American Marines peeing on a couple of dead Taliban fighters. Lily- livered politicians expressed shock and began apologizing to the terrorists worldwide. More...

Worship

Appreciate the day, each day, everyday

In a simpler day, years ago, I remember my mother organized her week around her household tasks. More...

VIGIL FOR THE ABUSED

PARTICIPANTS in the Vatican-backed symposium on clerical sex abuse, hold candles as they attend a penitential vigil in Rome’s St. Ignatius Church, Tuesday. More...

Bath UCC to celebrate Mardi Gras on Saturday

BATH — Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” begins in January with the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany. It is celebrated all over the world with one of the biggest carnivals in New Orleans. More...

World

Report: Iran adds 2 submarines to fleet

TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — Iran’s official news agency reported Thursday that the navy has added two more domestically built light submarines to its fleet. More...

2 men, boy plucked from Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) — West James beamed as he showed off a new entry in his journal: “I survived a dangerous rescue.” Some 30 hours earlier, the 9- year-old, along with his father and uncle, was plucked from the Pacific Ocean in a harrowi More...

Wrong-way crash kills 5 in La.

LaPLACE, La. ( AP) — Authorities say five people were killed when a driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 outside New Orleans. More...

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Supporting Brunswick Holiday Lighting

   Brunswick Downtown Association's Brunswick Holiday Lighting campaign is underway for the 2015 season that will help light up the downtown for the holidays. Here is a list of those who have contributed to the campaign so far: Full Story