February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Do Pine Tree zones draw jobs?

Economists split on merits of economic development tax breaks

HALLOWELL — Some people call tax breaks for businesses “ economic development.” Others call them “corporate welfare.” In Maine, one of the names they go by is Pine Tree Development Zones. More...

Getting into the Pine Tree program

Here are the basic guidelines for qualifying to be a Pine Tree Development Zones business: — Create at least one “quality job.” More...



Jeffrey S. Wing - 2016-10-21
Gerald C. Lallier Jr. - 2016-10-21
Dorothy A. Dennen - 2016-10-20
Beverly R. Bartlett - 2016-10-19
Marie A. Lapierre - 2016-10-19
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-10-19
Edwin H. Pert - 2016-10-18
Mae E. McCabe - 2016-10-18
Emily J. Brockway - 2016-10-18
Margaret A. McBurney - 2016-10-18
Ellen M. Reid - 2016-10-18
Barbara P. Paiement - 2016-10-18
Richard M. Gammon - 2016-10-18


Don't be grumpy, be happy

3rd-graders launch ‘marketing campaign’ to brings smiles to downtown Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — What to do if you’re grumpy? For five Harriet Beecher Stowe School third-graders, the answer is: Buy a flower. At least, that was part of the group’s chant Saturday morning to downtown passersby. More...

Spilled water bottle blamed for collision

WOOLWICH — A dropped water bottle apparently triggered a two vehicle crash Monday on Route 1 in Woolwich. No injuries were reported, but the crash did leave traffic at a standstill for an hour. The crash was reported at 2:19 p.m. More...

Library bids on agenda in Richmond

RICHMOND — The Board of Selectmen tonight will hear an update on the Umberhine Library design and construction bids the town had received. More...


Time to level the unlevel playing field


Local businesses have a hard time competing with online retailers, and not all of that competition is fair.  More...


Far from home

To the editor:  “ Destroyer going home,” read the headline.  The USS Laffey DD 724 was built at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in February 1944 as Robert Turcotte wrote in his letter to the editor (“ Fabled vessel,” Feb. 3). More...

Make care a priority

To the editor:  Thanks for publishing “Ability to pay determines ability to spay,” on Feb. 8. More...



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The welfare rhetoric paradox

First Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in befuddlement.  Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. More...

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Bath Savings picks staff for new branch

Facility located on Ocean Street in South Portland

BATH — The newest Bath Savings Institution branch opens this month in South Portland on Ocean Street. It will be staffed by several local residents who bring their experience with Bath Savings to the community. More...

Brunswick Photographer Wins Awards

  JEFFREY MORRIS, a certified professional photographer with Brunswick’s Pierce Studio, won several print awards at the Maine Professional Photographers Association convention held in late January in Portland.  More...

Cancer Challenge nets new funding record

GORHAM — The largest field of teams in the 18-year history of the Dr. More...


Obama seeks 28 percent corp. tax rate

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent and wants an even lower effective rate for manufacturers, a senior administration official says, as the White House lays down an electionyear More...

Syria shelling of Homs kills 2 Western journalists

BEIRUT — A French photojournalist and a prominent American war correspondent working for a British newspaper were killed today by Syrian shelling of the opposition stronghold Homs as President Bashar Assad’s regime escalated its attacks on rebe More...

Suspect in Capitol bomb sting expected in courtroom today

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Virginia man charged following a yearlong FBI investigation with plotting a suicide bombing inside the U.S. Capitol was expected to make a second court appearance today. More...

Boy, 13, charged with arson

Brush fire near BHS burns 2 acres

BRUNSWICK — A 13-year-old Brunswick boy was charged Tuesday night with felony arson after police say he set a brush fire that burned approximately 2 acres of blueberry fields near Brunswick High School. More...

Bath teen found dead

BATH — Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old Bath male whose body was discovered early Sunday morning by his girlfriend in her High Street apartment. More...

Bobcats Easily Advance

  RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL’S Jamie Plummer (15) goes in for two points past Buckfield’s Kaitlyn Rines (11) during a high school girls Western Maine Class D quarterfinal basketball contest at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday. More...


‘We’re in Moxieland’ wins theme contest

LISBON — The Moxie Festival Committee has announced this year’s winner of the Moxie Festival theme contest, Melissa Pillsbury, whose “We’re in Moxieland” theme beat out more than 100 other entries that poured in from as far aw More...

Morse High School Honor Roll

BATH — Morse High School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

Bath CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP, Saturday, 4 p.m., City Hall. More...


’Cats roll

Richmond girls make quick work of Buckfield

AUGUSTA — Twice during the East-West Conference girls high school basketball regular season, Richmond rolled to easy victories over Buckfield. More...

Blair wins butterfly; Brunswick 4th

Morse takes 7th in Class A boys swim

ORONO — The University of Maine at Orono was the site of Tuesday’s State Class A Boys Swimming Championships, with Bangor High School repeating what the Ram girls accomplished on Monday with a Class A title. More...

Class C state ski titles decided

RUMFORD — The North Yarmouth Academy boys and Merriconeag girls each repeated as State Class C Nordic champions after Tuesday’s Freestyle competition at Black Mountain. 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: I dated a guy named “ Jake” for two years. He was my first love and he meant everything to me. Well, things happened and he broke my heart.  More...


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Parents arrested while visiting jailed son


BRUNSWICK — An Arundel father and son under indictment for multiple felony burglaries in Brunswick last fall face additional charges in York County after an alleged incident Sunday involving a third member of their family. More...

Scarcelli sues stepfather — for not firing her mother

PORTLAND — Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Portland businesswoman Rosa Scarcelli is suing her stepfather and his company, in part because he refused to fire Scarcelli’s mother. More...

Museum Pieces in Lewiston

  JOSH SHEA unloads a mounted caribou from the back of a truck on Lisbon Street in Lewiston on Tuesday. More...