February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Popham Beach club permit upheld

State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin can expand private club

Maine’s State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin was not present Thursday evening when the Phippsburg Board of Appeals upheld a December decision by two town boards that allows him to expand his private beach club. More...

Mall moves under way

Fabric store, café expanding

TOPSHAM — Owners of the Topsham Fair Mall are moving forward with a store expansion that will trigger the relocation of another mall tenant. More...

Arundel pair indicted for local scams

BRUNSWICK — A Cumberland County grand jury indicted a second Arundel man on felony burglary and theft charges for what police say was a string of burglaries that occurred in Brunswick during September 2011. More...

 

Obituaries

Floyd Illig - 2015-08-28
George O. VanHazinga - 2015-08-28
Toby D. Sanders - 2015-08-28
Lucy L. Stevens - 2015-08-28
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

One big school of fish

As part of a project titled “One school, one book,” all students at Fisher-Mitchell School in Bath read “Ocean Soup,” by Steve Swinburne. The book includes humorous poems based on ocean themes. More...

Feds charge local man, woman with Social Security fraud

PORTLAND — A man and woman living in different towns appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court on two counts each of Social Security fraud in separate cases. More...

STANDING OUT — BUT NOT IN A CROWD

A DOG chews a stick in a snowy field in Topsham. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Cock-eyed caucuses

Maine Republican Party officials not only embarrassed themselves with their caucus debacle, they make the whole state look like a bunch of backward, backwoods bunglers. More...

Letters

Full probe warranted

To the editor: In Maine, the state treasurer is constitutionally prohibited from “engaging in any business of trade, commerce, brokerage …” More...

A broken system

To the editor: Two percent of the registered Republicans in the state voted in the recent caucuses. Is that an accurate representation of the party? More...

Health-care disaster

To the editor: In his Feb. 2 letter to the editor, “Health care delusions,” Martin Jones criticizes Dr. Julie Pease for advocating adoption of a singlepayer health insurance system. More...

Living

Upper Peninsula

Winter travel options aplenty in Michigan paradise

HOUGHTON, Mich. Y ou’re not much of a skier, and jouncing through the woods on a roaring snowmobile isn’t your idea of fun either. Is there any other reason to take a winter trip to Michigan’s cold, snowy Upper Peninsula? More...

Gender-bending model pushes limits of the fashion runway

NEW YORK On a chilly winter afternoon, Andrej Pejic settles into a Manhattan cafe with a cup of Earl Grey tea, sitting gracefully, long legs crossed. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Union’s Grant provides big land victory at Donelson

The Battle of Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River near Dover, Tenn., marks the first major Union battlefield victory of the Civil War, 150 years ago this week in 1862. More...

World

Michigan governor supports Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today threw his support behind Mitt Romney’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination, calling the former Massachusetts governor “the man for the job.” More...

GM records its highest profit ever

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors earned its highest profit ever last year. The 103-year-old company made $7.6 billion in 2011, up 62 percent from 2010. Full-year revenue rose 11 percent to $105 billion. More...

Nigerian underwear bomber in court

DETROIT ( AP) — Alain Ghonda travels the globe with heightened awareness after Christmas 2009, when a plane he was on could have been destroyed in midair by a terrorist smuggling a bomb in his underwear. More...

Alleged metal thief arrested for missing court date

FREEPORT — A Freeport man suspected of stealing more than $3,000 in copper fittings and piping from a home construction site in December was arrested last week after failing to appear in a Cumberland County court. More...

Georgetown to review all Tree Growth tax breaks

GEORGETOWN — Amid local complaints that State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin inappropriately enrolled 10 acres of his Georgetown property in a state Tree Growth program to receive a lower tax rate, town officials say singling the state official out would b More...

Norman advances his dream to add screens

BRUNSWICK — Eveningstar Cinema owner Barry Norman has started film festivals elsewhere in the past. He’d like to launch a similar film festival in Brunswick, but he needs a venue. More...

POOOOOOCH SMOOOOOOCH

LIN WALTON and Beau, both of Saco, share a wet one after winning Planet Dog’s eighth annual Valentine’s Day humandog kissing contest in Portland on Wednesday night. More...

Community

THAT WAS THEN

In the spirit of Peary and MacMillan Susan Woodhead of Lewiston pilots a dogsled with two children aboard across the Bowdoin College campus as snow falls in Brunswick in this photo dated Feb. More...

More Community Read Aloud volunteers needed

BATH — United Way’s Success By 6 seeks more volunteers who want to read with children on March 2 as part of the 13th annual Community Read Aloud. More...

Bath Middle School Honor Roll

BATH — Bath Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter. More...

Sports

Dragons’ run ends

Brunswick girls hockey falls to Greely for third time

PORTLAND — Ice hockey special teams are often the difference between winning and losing. More...

Wiscasset boys get past Traip, 57-52

Freeport girls fall

WISCASSET — Jordan Jones scored 19 of his gamehigh 25 points in the first half, and Jason Weatherbee and Caleb Bryant controlled the paint as the seventh-seeded Wiscasset High School boys basketball team held off No. More...

Eagle skaters defeated, 3-2

KENTS HILL — The Mt. Ararat/ Lisbon boys high school hockey team spotted Maranacook/Hall- Dale/Winthrop a 2-0 first-period lead, eventually falling 3-2 at the Rist and Joy Bonnefond Ice Arena on Tuesday. More...

Commentary

Bedeviled by that old black magic

WASHINGTON — As though Bill Donohue didn’t have enough to be cranky about. 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: “Mild-Mannered Motorist in Virginia” (Dec. 26) asked you for a hand signal to indicate “I’m sorry” to fellow drivers when he makes mistakes behind the wheel. More...

BRIDGE

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Maine

Bridge’s center span floats out to sea

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The center span recently removed from a bridge shared by Maine and New Hampshire has floated out to sea aboard a barge, on its way to a recycling center. The span was removed from the 90-year-old bridge last week. More...

Veterans court bill advances in Augusta

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Legislature is getting close to approving a special court to deal with military veterans accused of crimes. The bill sponsored by Rep. More...

Two bank robbery suspects captured

LEWISTON (AP) — Police worked quickly to nab two suspects in a Lewiston bank robbery, and authorities are now looking into whether the pair is involved in other heists. More...

Supporting Our Community

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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