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Topsham eyes water rates

TOPSHAM Topsham selectmen on Thursday asked Topsham- Brunswick Water District representatives if ratepayers can expect to keep seeing rate increases. More...

Nomination papers available for 2 seats

BOWDOINHAM Nomination papers became available at the town office last week for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. Both positions are for three-year terms. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC(S) OF THE WEEK

AT THIS WEEK’S monthly luncheon at People Plus, member Andrea Smith, Membership Coordinator Frank Connors and Executive Director Stacy Frizzle completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of More...

Sports

Starting young in Brunswick

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Sea Dogs sweep Senators

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Mike Miller broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning to lift the Portland Sea Dogs to a 1-0 win over Harrisburg on Thursday in Eastern League play. More...

Shoemaker, Angels 1-hit Red Sox for sweep

BOSTON Leaving runners on base wasn’t as much of a problem as getting them there for the Boston Red Sox as their losing skid hit five in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. More...

Letters

Vote ‘no’ on Question One

Question One a Citizens Initiative Reads; Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research? I ask you to vote no and here is why. More...

Elect Denise Tepler

NOW is the time… To address important local issues in the Maine legislature. To restore the setbacks we have experienced under the current administration. To assure a strong future for us. More...

Et Cetera

Universal Sudoku Puzzle answer

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CALENDAR

FRI/22 BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC PEJEPSCOT TERRACE, 9:30-10a.m., 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick. MISCELLANEOUS SHINE — VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 5- 7p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church. Dinner provided at 5p.m. More...

Maine

Maine GOP comes under fire for campaign mailer

AUGUSTA Democrats are calling on the Republican Party to retract campaign mailers that they say falsely blame gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud for the loss of jobs at a paper mill in northern Maine. More...

Man in crash charged with manslaughter

WINTRHOP (AP) — A Scarborough man has been charged with manslaughter in a November car crash in that killed a Winthrop couple. The Kennebec Journal reports that 44-year-old Jeffrey Ray was indicted on double manslaughter charges on Wednesday. More...

Body pulled from Presumpscot river

WESTBROOK (AP) — Emergency officials say divers pulled the body of a man from the Presumpscot River in Westbrook after hours of searching. More...

World

MH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home today to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the politic More...

18 alleged Israel informants killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel today, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders. More...

U.N.: Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported today. More...

Ticket

Thomas Point Beach celebrates Bluegrass

BRUNSWICK The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival is in its 34th year this Labor Day weekend. An annual summer’s-end favorite, the festival takes place this year from August 28-31 at the Thomas Point Beach Campground in Brunswick. More...

Travel Back in Time with ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’

Concert-goers this fall can truly feel transported back in time as they listen to Haydn and Mendelssohn the way their music was originally heard, in historic buildings that match the time of the music. More...

Arts and Yachts this weekend

SOUTHPORT — Lincoln Arts Festival’s annual boatyard art show and sale, Arts & Yachts, continues Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. More...

Coastal Humane re-opens Saturday

Shelter was quarantined for ringworm

BRUNSWICK Brunswick’s Coastal Humane Society’s shelter, which was under quarantine since Aug. 8, will be back in business by noon on Saturday. The quarantine was initially in place for 28 days. More...

‘Redskins’ revived in Wiscasset

Selectmen OK name for private road

WISCASSET A private road in Wiscasset newly named “Redskin’s Drive” has rekindled the debate over the controversial former Wiscasset High School mascot. More...

 

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES - 2014-08-22
Shirley Smith Haapanen - 2014-08-21
Paulette E. Cram - 2014-08-20
Lillian Martin - 2014-08-20
Mary E. Voorhees - 2014-08-20
Winifred E. Reed - 2014-08-20
Payson W. Tucker - 2014-08-20
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-08-20
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-08-20
Marilyn A. Labbe - 2014-08-19
David E. Dyer - 2014-08-19
Clifford J. Miller - 2014-08-19
Frances B. Fowler - 2014-08-18
Mary E. Voorhees - 2014-08-18

Community

BEST OF MIDCOAST

For the second year, The Times Record has asked its readers what they feel are the best places in the Midcoast. This year, we were able to talk to many of the winners, asking for their thoughts on being recognized by the readers. More...

Raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs — particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. More...

Tips to turn math into the favorite subject

Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do well on their tests will be the easy part. More...

Editorial

Your Right to Know

It’s been a dark couple of days for journalism. On Tuesday, a New Hampshire native, photojournalist James Foley, was killed by ISIS militants in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq. More...

Political Cartoon

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Commentary

Regulators drive electric bills higher

Two new developments show how the restructuring of the electricity industry has gone astray, leaving customers with higher bills. More...

Ferguson response bodes ill for solutions

The dispiriting saga from Ferguson, Mo., provides another tragic window on decades of indifference to economic disparities — and on those fatal split seconds when police see black men as violent criminals rather than citizens. More...

Grace in the Art of Aging

Sometimes Louise (”Weezie”) Minot wakes up at 3 a.m. in the morning thinking about a problem with an art project she’s been working on. More...

Worship

Archdiocese opposes ALS ice-bucket fundraiser

DAYTON, Ohio The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has told Catholic schools not to do the popular “ice bucket challenge” if it benefits the ALS Association, because that group includes embryonic stem cell research as part of its fight against a More...

Biblical alternative to health care insurance

Cody DeWitt sold his family home and was packing up his household for a move to Illinois where he was about to start a new job with Samaritan Ministries International, a nonprofit alternative to medical insurance. More...

Bishop to speak at All Saints by the Sea chapel

HARPSWELL — The Rev. Stephen Lane, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, will be the celebrant at the weekly summer service at All Saints by the Sea, Washington Avenue, Bailey Island, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. More...

Nation

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

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American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. More...

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More...