August 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

RSU 5 boss excited about new job, year

FREEPORT Although he doesn’t officially start work until Tuesday, Regional School Unit 5 Superintendent Edward Mc- Donough says this district is “ready to take off.” “I’m excited about this opportunity,” McDonough More...

Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge is Sept. 16

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Vinalhaven man’s phony distress call gets him one year in prison

PORTLAND A man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison, and federal prosecutors said they hope the penalty sends a message to other potential pranksters. More...

Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special

BRUNSWICK — Thomas Point Beach will host its Bluegrass Special Sept. 3-6. The list of headliners is topped by the Grammy Award-winning Del McCoury Band of Nashville. More...

Writing competition accepting submissions

TOPSHAM — Topsham Public Library is accepting submissions for its annual writing competition, The Joy of the Pen, starting Sept. 1. The Joy of the Pen is free to enter for year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. More...

MEETINGS

Arrowsic PLANNING BOARD, Monday, 7 p.m., Town Hall ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Town Hall Bath PLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 6 p.m., City Hall CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday, 6 p.m., City Hall Bowdoin BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town office Bruns More...

MAINE BRIEFS

Utilities commission warns of phone scam HALLOWELL ( AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission is alerting residents about a scam in which thieves pose as representatives of a local utility. More...

Brunswick man to serve 366 days in prison for tax fraud

PORTLAND A 71-year-old Brunswick man convicted in April of federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges was sentenced Thursday to serve a year and a day in federal prison. More...

Businesses reopening at scene of deadly on-air shootings

ROANOKE, VA. Businesses are reopening at the scene of this week’s onair shooting as more details surface of the gunman’s long history of confronting and bullying co-workers at a succession of television and customer service jobs. More...

Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid

WASHINGTON In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. More...

N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

SEOUL, South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontatio More...

CORRECTIONS

The Times Record reserves this space to correct errors appearing in our news columns. We ask readers who are aware of factual errors to telephone Managing Editor John Swinconeck at 504-8209. 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

Sports

Serena Williams eyes Grand Slam

Williams to go for first grand slam since 1988 Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. More...

Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. More...

Rock Cats pitch way past Sea Dogs, 6-2

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — New Britain Rock Cats lefty Hunter Musgrave (2-3) fired six hitless innings, leading New Britain (61-68) to a 6-2 Eastern League win over the Portland Sea Dogs (48-83) on Thursday night at New Britain Stadium. More...

Ticket

Traces: Vanishing Landscapes

Three Maine artists present their work at the Harlow Gallery

HALLOWELL On view through Sept. 19 at the Harlow Gallery, “Traces: Vanishing Landscapes” highlights the visions of three Maine artists who examine what is left behind as the state’s economy modernizes and shifts. More...

Art show at Two Hands in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK Lee Cheever is showing a summer’s worth creative small works at the new Two Hands Creperie and Juice Bar at 4 Pleasant St., Brunswick. More...

August Art Walk in Lewiston/Auburn Friday

LEWISTON/AUBURN L/A Arts has announced the venues and performances for Art Walk L/A, which will take place from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday. More...

Harpswell church getting fixed up

HARPSWELL After two years of careful planning and preparation, the Elijah Kellogg Church in Harpswell is finally getting the facelift it desperately needs. More...

Bath building owner seeking approval for more apartments

Smith goes before board on Tuesday

BATH The owner of the former Bath hospital will be before the planning board on Tuesday seeking another developmental subdivision and site plan approval for additional apartments in the mixed use space. More...

A closer look at ... Puppy Love, Inc.

HARPSWELL The Times Record: What is the mission of your organization? More...

Kennebec County man gets 15 years for rape of a young girl

The Associated Press AUGUSTA A Kennebec County man will serve 15 years in prison for the rape of a girl under the age of 14. More...

Special election for Maine House seat set for Nov. 3

AUGUSTA A special election to choose a member of the Maine House of Representatives to represent the Standish area is scheduled for Nov. 3. Representative Michael A. Shaw, a Democrat, resigned from the District 23 seat on Aug. 21. More...

Senter Fund seeking grant applicants

BRUNSWICK — The Alfred M. Senter Fund Committee is soliciting requests for grants with a requirement that grant applications be submitted by mail with an original and five copies and that they be received no later than Oct. More...

Topsham Public Library Annual Book Sale

TOPSHAM — The annual Topsham Public Library Friends’ Book Sale will take place in the library from Friday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Sept. 27. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

THE PEOPLE PLUS WRITE ON! More...

MAINE BRIEFS

Complex plan leaves out industrial building PORTLAND (AP) — Developers of a historic Portland property have unveiled new images of their plan, including brick facades, office space and a waterfront plaza. More...

Libya collects victims’ bodies from latest migrant disaster

ZUWARA, Libya Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe. More...

NATIONAL BRIEFS

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. More...

WORLD BRIEFS

Stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. More...

Calendar

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FRI/28 MISCELLANEOUS FREEPORT COMMUNITY MARKET, 1- 5p.m. at the L.L. Bean Flagship Store’s “Moose” parking lot. Fresh, locally grown produce, specialty foods and quality handmade goods. Running every Friday afternoon. More...

Opinion

Use Caution and Avoid Serious Injury

In a recent accident on U.S. 1 between Bath and Wiscasset, there was a crash that destroyed four vehicles and killed one of the occupants. As I understand it, a car was waiting to make a left turn and was read-ended. More...

On Mercy, Compassion and Abortion

Films taken by anti-abortionists are fueling emotional responses to Planned Parenthood funding. The films are edited to suit their purpose and not necessarily truthful. More...

Lacking Detailed Policy, Trump Exploits Style

GUEST COLUMN

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump may be teaching candidates of either party a valuable lesson. Be yourself. More...

Worship

Trusting God When Life Hurts

Knowing we all experience difficulties, I’ve invited three friends to share their own struggles with trusting God when life hurts. More...

Bath’s Beth Israel Congregation is Looking to the Future

Just as people grow, evolve and change over time, so do human organizations. Religious congregations are no exception. More...

Catholic school changes policy on gay hiring

PORTLAND A Roman Catholic school in Portland has changed its policy on hiring gay employees following the uproar over its decision to withdraw a job offer to a lesbian. 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