September 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Goal of $925,000 reached to buy Goslings Islands

HARPSWELL Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, has announced that it has met its fundraising goal of $925,000 to purchase the Goslings Islands in Harpswell from the family of William E. and Jean R. More...

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KELT’s Lily Pond Community Forest preserve opening to be celebrated

BATH The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to celebrate the opening of the newest preserve, Lilly Pond Community Forest, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 — during Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. More...

Independence Association decries new funding scheme

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick-based group that provides support to hundreds of local people with developmental disabilities is sounding an alarm over changes in state funding. More...

Editorial

An Appeal To Ignorance

EDITORIAL

In the internet world, there is a truth universally acknowledged that all arguments end up referencing Hitler or Nazis eventually, and at that point, the person who makes the reference loses the argument. More...

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Two Doors Down

After a day of driving, flying, and riding shuttles, we finally reached our hotel in Boston, put the luggage in our room, and then went to the restaurant/lounge named “Two Doors Down.” We seated ourselves at the bar and ordered adult beve More...

On the Internet, No Such Thing as a True Science Denier

Science isn’t like religion in that you can’t just pick and choose the science you don’t concur with. You can’t, say, believe in evolution, but not for species you think are gross. More...

Family & Friends

Peter Reinhart rethinks baking with sprouted grain cookbook

Peter Reinhart is a baker unafraid of reinvention and challenging the norms of his field. More...

Planting a tree

Fall is hard upon us, or at least here, in Cornish Flat. I know I should “toughen up” and ignore the cold, but I admit it here: I had my first fire in the woodstove recently. It felt great on a raw, rainy night. More...

Dustin hosts dinner solo

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

In 2012, my three sons and I hosted 52 weekly dinners to fill Dustin’s empty seat at the dinner table while he was on a yearlong deployment. In 2013, our story came out as the book Dinner with the Smileys (SITE: www.dinnerwiththesmileys.com). More...

Nation

Tensions running high in Pa. manhunt

CANADENSIS, Pa. More...

Hackers give health site mixed reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site’s More...

Joint Chiefs chair: ‘No safe haven’ for ISIL

WASHINGTON Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military More...

Council picks Eldridge for TM job

Brunswick council votes 5-3 to enter into talks over key position

BRUNSWICK John Eldridge, who has been the town’s finance director for the last 26 years, and the interim town manager since February, is being offered the town manager job permanently. More...

Winning bid for Halfway: $283K

Lighthouse off the coast of Harpswell

HARPSWELL Halfway Rock light station is worth $283,000 — at least it is to the undisclosed bidder who placed that winning bid last Friday for the government auctioned lighthouse off the coast of Harpswell. More...

 

Obituaries

Gayle Ellen Libby - 2014-09-23
Sue Milliken - 2014-09-19
Roger M. Marshall - 2014-09-19
Richard Earle Bodge - 2014-09-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-09-18

Sports

Lisbon downs Winthrop

WINTHROP Spreading the ball around has been a Lisbon field hockey calling card for a while, and has risen in importance with a younger front line this season. Monday, it was Kate Philbrick’s turn. More...

Local athletes in action

BRUNSWICK — The fall sports season is in high gear, with last week a busy time for area athletes. Bowdoin College was a happening place, with volleyball, rugby soccer and field hockey. More...

Bears hold on to beat Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets. Then they had to hold their breath before hanging on for a 27-19 victory Monday night. More...

Letters

Marriott devastation in Bath

Everytime I pass the site on which the new Marriott Hotel is supposed to be built, I feel heartsick yet again at the devastation they have wreaked. The old hotel needed to go. However those beautiful enormous old trees did not. More...

Hooray for Hamilton

Every time I see that Gina Hamilton has written a column in our Times Record, I get excited. I know that I’ll learn something new. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

TUE/23 MISCELLANEOUS AUSTRALIA: BIRDS AND MORE, 7- 9p.m., Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I had an awful childhood. After I was finally taken into state custody, I cycled through six different foster homes. Because of it I have struggled with mental health issues for as long as I can remember. More...

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Maine

Candidates spar over environmental policy

PORTLAND Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Monday launched an attack on the environmental records of his opponents, who quickly rebutted the independent candidate’s statements in a flare up on the campaign trail. More...

LePage may not participate in debates

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s considering pulling out of debates that include Democrat Mike Michaud. More...

Former town official guilty on tax charges

ACTON (AP) — A Maine jury has found a former Acton town official guilty of 19 counts of income, sales and use tax evasion. Attorney General Janet T. Mills says the eight-day trial ended with a guilty verdict for 67-year-old Richard Weymouth. More...

World

Lessons from Ebola outbreak

LONDON Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. More...