February 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Maine GOP sticks with Romney victory — for now

AUGUSTA Maine’s Republican Party says Mitt Romney’s narrow win over Ron Paul in the state’s presidential caucuses will stand for now, even as Republicans in one eastern county whose caucus was postponed due to bad weather are proce More...

 

Obituaries

Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29
Jennie M. Belanger - 2015-07-27
Linda M. Rollins - 2015-07-27

Community

CNA CEREMONY

MERRYMEETING ADULT EDUCATION held a graduation ceremony for 17 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students on Jan. 30 at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. More...

UNE DEAN’S LIST

BIDDEFORD — The University of New England has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. The following students live in The Times Record’s circulation area. BATH: Tristian M. Rowe BOWDOIN: Samantha L. Owen and Amber Wallace. More...

Health aid training class approaches

BRUNSWICK — Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice seeks to train individuals who are interested in volunteering to help home care patients and their families. More...

Opinion

Cartoons

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An open checkbook for Iraq?

OTHER VOICES

There may be no better example of why the United States is in such trouble financially as the release of two audits of the U.S. Department of Defense’s reconstruction projects in Iraq. More...

Letters

Single-payer success

To the editor: Martin Jones’ Feb. 2 letter to the editor, “Health care delusions,” about the single payer health insurance plans and the European debt crisis give some wrong impressions that need correction. More...

Two great men

To the editor: Let us never let a Feb. 12 pass without candles to Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin, both born Feb. 12, 1809. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR  Free Access 

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...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: At this time of year I have seen letters in your column from couples describing how they met. I hope you will print ours. More...

BRIDGE

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World

Bail bill addresses domestic violence

AUGUSTA The murders last June of a mother and her two children in Dexter underscores the need for legislation addressing bail in domestic violence cases, lawmakers were told Monday. More...

Wash. gov signs gay marriage bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. Gov. More...

Syrian shelling on Homs increases

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs today in what activists described as the heaviest shelling in days, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war. More...

Prescott won’t seek re-election

Topsham legislator completing third term in Legislature

TOPSHAM Republican State Rep. Kerri Prescott of Topsham confirmed Monday that she will not seek a fourth term representing District 60 in the Maine House of Representatives. More...

Quartet indicted for drug felonies

BRUNSWICK The Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office on Friday announced the indictments of three individuals for felony trafficking in a variety of illegal drugs. More...

News

REBEL WITHOUT ... AH ... CLAWS

A LOBSTER BOAT called Rebel sits in calm waters just before sunset Monday near Fort Popham in Phippsburg. More...

Senate 20 election happens today

WISCASSET The polls are open in 22 communities today for voters in Senate District 20 to elect a new senator to complete the term of Sen. David Trahan, R-Waldoboro, who resigned from office at the end of last year. More...

Sleigh rides help send disabled kids to camp

LISBON The Pejepscot Sno Chiefs snowmobile club will host its 19th annual “World’s Greatest Sleigh Rides” charity event, to benefit the Pine Tree Handicapped Society, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Hoop playoffs under way

Prelim action set for tonight, Wednesday

BRUNSWICK The Heal Point Standings have been finalized and the MPA basketball postseason is about to begin with preliminary round action today and Wednesday. The Brunswick boys, Mt. More...

Papi’s back!

Ortiz, Red Sox avoid hearing, agree at $14,575,000

BOSTON David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox avoided salary arbitration by agreeing Monday to a one-year contract worth $14,575,000. More...

Bud Selig receives Epstein arguments

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston and the Cubs have submitted written arguments to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on what compensation the Red Sox should receive for allowing Theo Epstein to leave for Chicago. More...

Commentary

We need a second party

Watching the Republican Party struggling to agree on a presidential candidate, one wonders whether the GOP shouldn’t just sit this election out — just give 2012 a pass. More...

Maine

Football coach posts nude photo to Facebook, resigns

OXFORD ( AP) — A high school football coach who posted a nude photo of himself on Facebook has resigned. More...

Budget cutting plan reaches Legislature

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is due back in Maine just as the Legislature takes up a budget package that closes a $120 million hole with program cuts and savings initiatives. LePage left for Florida on Saturday and is due to return today. More...

Retired Maine public employees sue state

AUGUSTA (AP) — An organization representing retired Maine state workers and teachers has filed a lawsuit challenging retirement system reforms implemented last year to save money. More...