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Farm raises nearly 250 birds for Thanksgiving

Talking turkey at Freeport’s Wolfe’s Neck

FREEPORT “We’re almost sold out at this point,” said Jackie Stearns at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, as she brushed through a rafter of plump turkeys ambling around a well-pecked pasture. More...

Special Sections

Local

Resource officer integral part of community school

LISBON Students and staff at Lisbon Community School arrive at school knowing every effort is made to keep them safe and secure. Officer Jeff Picard, is the School Resource Officer and is a welcomed presence on the campus located at 33 Mill St. More...

Toys Have Arrived!

Wednesday, Nov. 19: A perfect day to unload and inventory eight pallets of toys delivered to us by our wonderful friends at Reny’s, the Maine department store. More...

Committee seeks comments tonight

TOPSHAM — The Topsham Community Fund Committee is seeking community comments on its proposed 2014 annual report and recommendations for funding future community development projects. More...

Sports

Final Four time for Polar Bears

Bowdoin field hockey faces Salisbury on Saturday

BRUNSWICK The NCAA Division III field hockey Final Four is set to begin on Saturday at Lexington, Va., with the Bowdoin College Polar Bears looking to repeat as NCAA champions. More...

Brady’s role to increase

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. Tom Brady didn’t have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win. He figures to play a bigger role when they go for their seventh. More...

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

PHILADELPHIA Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn’t take the winless 76ers lightly. More...

Commentary

Post-Election Breakdown

This election just past was, if nothing else, a very mixed bag of mixed signals. Mainers, like most Americans, voted largely with their emotions — a little blue, but mostly seeing red. More...

Internet Gambling Ban a Losing Bet

Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose “crony capitalism” or “cronyism.” Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. More...

Living

Limbless man strives for normal life

Kent Bell, 49, lives in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. I n his dreams, Kent Bell doesn’t run across fields, doesn’t toss balls or hoist himself over walls. No: In his dreams, he’s always in his wheelchair, zipping along at giddy speeds. More...

GERMANY AFTER THE BERLIN WALL

It’s not always best in west

DRESDEN, Germany In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city’s vibrant econom More...

GERMANY AFTER THE BERLIN WALL

The AP was there ... in November 1989

EDITOR’S NOTE — The Berlin Wall came down Nov. 9, 1989, heralding not just the reunification of East and West Berlin, and East and West Germany, but the eventual fall of the USSR and the Iron Curtain. More...

Nation

Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A gunman opened fire early today at a Florida State University library sending hundreds of students who had been up all night studying for exams scrambling for cover in the book aisles and barricading themselves in with desks. More...

Obama’s immigration actions do have limits

WASHINGTON As broadly as President Barack Obama may push the limits of his authority to shield from deportation millions of immigrants illegally in the United States, the fate of millions more will still be left unresolved. More...

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox’s default search

SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market. More...

Next big thing?

Demo of machine that extracts meat from crustaceans draws seafood industry execs

BANGOR With a loud beep and a whooshing intake of air, a roomful of Maine seafood processor representatives got an up-close look Wednesday at a machine intended to address several problems the industry faces. More...

Brunswick man charged with OUI, eluding officer after crashing car in Bath Shopping Center

BATH Bath police pursued a speeding vehicle through downtown Bath Wednesday night trying to get the driver to stop, until the vehicle rolled over on Chandler Drive in the Bath Shopping Center. More...

 

Obituaries

Grace B. Fortier - 2014-11-20
Cecile M. Fortini - 2014-11-20
Christopher Perron - 2014-11-20
Barbara T. Brown - 2014-11-20
Clara Bailey - 2014-11-20
Jack G. Oswald - 2014-11-19
Donna D. Burns - 2014-11-19
Peggy A. League - 2014-11-19
Richard Ernest Morgan - 2014-11-18
Kathleen M. Corey - 2014-11-18
Susan Cannon - 2014-11-18
Byron James Bouldin - 2014-11-18
Raymond L. Moore - 2014-11-18
Clifford M. Wells - 2014-11-17

Community

Successful ways to stretch retirement savings

Many budding retirees plan to travel, relax and enjoy the company of their spouses when they officially stop working. But such plans only are possible if men and women take steps to secure their financial futures in retirement. More...

Gift ideas for the special seniors in your life

With lifetimes of experiences and seemingly everything they could ever want or need in life already at their disposal, seniors can be difficult to shop for come the holiday season. More...

Did You Know?

An individual retirement account, or IRA, is a type of account men and women who meet certain eligibility requirements can open to save money for their retirement. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Kissinger had Criminal Reign

I was appalled by Nicholas Burns’ praise of Henry Kissinger in the Times Record on Nov. 7. More...

Letters

LePage needs to find solution for treatment of mental illness

This letter is in response to the headline article about mental illness in the Portland Press Herald, Saturday Nov.15, 2014. More...

A more inclusive Polar Express

Every year about this time, WGAN radio advertises for the Polar Express. A little girl asks if she can visit Santa at the North Pole. Santa tells the little girl she can ride the Polar Express to visit him. More...

Et Cetera

TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

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CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Ron," and I have been together for more than a year, and we now live together. His garage is full to overflowing with his ex-girlfriend's belongings. More...

Maine

Maine groups praise smooth health care enrollment

AUGUSTA With fewer glitches plaguing the federally run health exchange website, people helping to enroll Maine residents in insurance plans say the process is going more smoothly this time around, and they’re hopeful they will make strides in More...

Obama’s plan ‘shameful’ says Gov.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation is “shameful.” More...

Man gets 42 years for killing girlfriend

PORTLAND (AP) — A New York City man who shot his married girlfriend and left her in an SUV where the body was found two months later was sentenced Wednesday to 42 years in prison. More...

World

Turkey strained by Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL With Turkey’s government run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own, according to an Amnesty Internati More...

N. Korea threatens to beef up military capability

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA North Korea threatened Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility that led to the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution on its human rights violations. More...