February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GOP caucus controversy simmers

AUGUSTA — Pressure is mounting on the Maine Republican Party to reconsider its weekend declaration that Mitt Romney won the state’s caucuses, at least until all votes have been counted. More...


The 24-hour “Freeze Out” events will be taking place in Freeport and Brunswick Saturday to raise awareness, funds and food to fight hunger and meet local heating assistance needs. Both events run from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. More...



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Everybody wants to be a cat

Students of the fourth and fifth grades at Woodside Elementary School in Topsham rehearse Tuesday for their production of “The Aristocats,” which hits the stage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the school. More...

Proffered gift honors Skroski

PHIPPSBURG — The Board of Selectmen this evening will consider accepting a $500 donation to the town’s Goodwill Account in honor of Phippsburg Police Chief John Skroski. The donation offer comes from Topsham resident Beryl McPherson. More...

Stations add meds drop boxes

BATH — New medication disposal boxes now available at local police departments will provide area residents with a safe — and free — means of disposing of unwanted prescription drugs. More...


Faces of immigration


It is easy to classify illegal immigrants as unwanted lawbreakers when you don’t know any of them. More...


First class coach

To the editor: It is said that sports reveals character more than it builds character. Those of us at the women’s basketball game on Saturday between Bowdoin College and Connecticut College saw sports do both. More...

Look at Frosty’s go

To the editor: Apparently people really like doughnuts. At least that’s what the constant line out of Frosty’s Donuts on Saturday would suggest. People also like newness, tradition and hope. More...



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The materialist fallacy

The half-century between 1912 and 1962 was a period of great wars and economic tumult but also of impressive social cohesion. Marriage rates were high. Community groups connected people across class. More...

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Patricia Jacobs selected as president of AT&T New England

BOSTON — AT&T recently announced that Patricia Jacobs has been named president of AT&T New England. More...

Norway Savings Bank promotes Towle to vice president

PORTLAND — Norway Savings Bank recently announced that Barry Towle of Brunswick was promoted to vice president, security officer. More...

Cumberland Farms launches Pediatric Care Campaign

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Cumberland Farms recently launched its Pediatric Care Campaign, where the convenience store retailer will work with communities to raise funds for hospitals that provide medical care to children. More...

Johnson wins in Senate 20

AUGUSTA — Democrat Chris Johnson of Somerville won a special election Tuesday over Republican Dana Dow of Waldoboro to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate. More...

BHS boss search renewed

Contracts for interim principal, assistants extended

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick School Department has extended contracts for three top administrators at Brunswick High School, including interim Principal Donna Borowick. More...

Rising prices add urgency to annual food, fuel drive

FREEPORT — On Saturday, volunteers and board members from nonprofit organizations in Freeport and Brunswick will endure the cold for 24 hours for a food and fuel aid drive and fundraiser aimed at delivering a message that some in Maine are enduring h More...


Brunswick Junior High School

BRUNSWICK — The second quarter honor roll has been announced by Brunswick Junior High School. More...

BJHS seventh grade hosts career fair

BRUNSWICK — The seventh grade at Brunswick Junior High School hosted a career fair on Jan. 25. More...

TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry

Veteran author Elizabeth Garber is a former poet laureate of Belfast, who writes nonfiction as well as poetry. In this poem for Valentine’s week, she celebrates one of life’s great feasts. FEASTING BY ELIZABETH W. GARBER More...


Waynflete, Veroneau too much

Lisbon girls fall to Flyers in West C prelim, 65-31

PORTLAND — Waynflete’s Martha Veroneau was the one player Lisbon High School girls basketball coach Julie Wescott heard about prior to Tuesday’s Western Maine Class C preliminary game. More...

Bruins fail to solve Lundqvist in 3-0 loss to Rangers

BOSTON — The New York Rangers are pulling away from the defending Stanley Cup champions and the rest of the Eastern Conference. More...

Buckeyes ahead in Big Ten


MINNEAPOLIS ( AP) — William Buford scored 24 points to spark No. More...

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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: I married “Andy” a year ago. He has three children from a prior marriage. He had a vasectomy eight years ago, but promised he’d have it reversed so we could have a child together. More...


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East-west highway idea resurfaces

AUGUSTA (AP) — In Maine, the old saying goes, you can’t get there from here. More...

Budget cutting plan gets first House OK

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine House on Tuesday gave initial approval to Medicaid cuts that are intended to help close a $120 million state budget shortfall, but the governor says they don’t go far enough to cut state spending. More...

Otisfield gets boost from London banker

OTISFIELD (AP) — Efforts to save a historic building in Otisfield are getting a boost from an unlikely source thanks to an international friendship forged a half century ago. More...


Lawmakers digest deal on payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are gauging lawmakers’ reactions toatentativedealextendinga2percentage point payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, a pact bargainers reached after House Republicans conceded that More...

Pekingese becomes America’s top dog

NEW YORK ( AP) — The crowd at Madison Square Garden grew louder with every tiny step Malachy took, and he sure took a lot of them just to get halfway around the dog show ring. That was perfect for this Pekingese. More...

Countries voice doubts over Greek bailout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Some eurozone countries have strong doubts over whether a second massive bailout can actually save Greece, officials said today, even as Athens rushed to meet tough conditions to qualify for the (euro) 130 billion ($170 billion) More...