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Bath-built USS Michael Murphy goes on first deployment

BATH The Bath Iron Works-built guided missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy left its home base in Pearl Harbor on Monday on its first operational deployment. More...

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Local

Melanson promoted to town planner

TOPSHAM Rod Melanson’s promotion to town planner was unanimously confirmed by the Board of Selectmen last week. More...

Police find goods on Craigslist

RICHMOND Richmond police made quick work of a theft case Tuesday after a Craigslist ad led them right to a set of stolen tires and rims. More...

Brunswick named 2014 eCity by Google

BRUNSWICK Brunswick has been designated Maine’s eCity for 2014 by tech giant Google. The award recognizes the strongest online business communities in all 50 states, according to a statement from Google. More...

Commentary

Trans-Pacific Partnership 2.0

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement, currently in negotiations, which if passed will encompass more than 40 percent of the global GDP. More...

Et Cetera

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: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended. Forty-five minutes later he called me back, saying he couldn't stop thinking about me. More...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, October 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. More...

Maine

Sparks fly during last gubernatorial debate

AUGUSTA The three candidates for governor clashed Tuesday in their final debate, highlighting their differences on a wide range of issues, including health care and welfare. More...

Police investigating bathtub death of baby

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine police are investigating the death of a baby found unresponsive in the bathtub of a Lewiston apartment. More...

Sales of single-family homes in Maine up

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Home sales in Maine are bucking national and regional trends, as the number of existing single-family homes jumped by more than 6 percent in September when compared to the yearago month. More...

World

Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. More...

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

HURA, ISRAEL He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern. More...

Tribes in Abu Ghraib vow to keep I.S. out

ABU GHRAIB, IRAQ The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad’s airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. More...

Mediation process, so far, fails

Involves former student; could end up in court

BRUNSWICK Mediation over a complaint that the school district didn’t do enough to protect a former Brunswick Junior High School student from being bullied has failed, according to the Maine Human Rights Commission, meaning the issue could head More...

Freeport to get $34,000 rebate from ecomaine

FREEPORT A check for more than $34,000 is headed to Freeport as part of a onetime $1 million rebate from ecomaine to its owner communities after a banner year for the nonprofit waste management company. More...

 

Obituaries

Lurene G. Coffin - 2014-10-22
Dr. Rudolf Winkelbauer - 2014-10-21
Natalie D. Douglass - 2014-10-21
William H. Grainger - 2014-10-21
Florence M. Connors - 2014-10-21
Claire A. Bichrest - 2014-10-21
Hans Hemkes Jr. - 2014-10-21
June M. Tucci - 2014-10-21
Beverly Babic - 2014-10-21
Peter Ambrose - 2014-10-20
William H. Grainger IV - 2014-10-20
Claire A. Bichrest - 2014-10-20
Lucy L. Earl - 2014-10-20
Alfreda W. Powers - 2014-10-17
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-10-17

Sports

Hot Dragons clip Eagles

Brunswick rolls to 4-1 win

BRUNSWICK JD Souza made a tough decision last year, moving from Wiscasset, where he was a standout in soccer and basketball, to Brunswick. More...

Mother Nature leaves Dragons-Eagles all tied up

TOPSHAM On the last day to finish up regular season match-ups, the girls soccer teams of Mt. Ararat and Brunswick high schools faced-off in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference rivalry game. More...

Giants top Royals 7-1 in WS opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him. More...

Letters

Have we forgotten the handicapped?

First, I would like to thank The Times Record for your fairness in reporting on the bear referendum. However, no one seems to be addressing another important issue concerning the referendum. More...

Thank you to Valerie

I want to congratulate Valerie Ouellette for her letter about Question 1 on the November ballot. She takes all the emotion of the ‘Yes’ ads, and I and my wife will join her in voting ‘NO!’ Alvin L. BarthTopsham More...

Vets columns don’t represent all

As a veteran of World War II, I am writing this for myself, only, and not for any of the organizations of which I am a member. More...

Business

Cakes by Jan

... owner ready to put away oven mitts

BANGOR W hen Stephen King needed a cake for his “Firestarter” movie premier, when the Bangor Daily News turned 100 and when the University of Maine hockey team became national champions, Jan Campbell went to work to create scrumptious wor More...

Commerce group to meet at Mae’s Cafe in Bath

BATH — The Midcoast Commerce Connection (MCC) is hosting a guest day at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Mae’s Cafe in Bath. Area businesspeople are invited to attend this breakfast meeting and learn about the organization. More...

Stuckey joins health coalition as specialist

TOPSHAM — Marie Stuckey of Bowdoinham recently joined the Maine Health Management Coalition as its member relations specialist. More...

Nation

North Korean detainee back home in Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. More...

The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

AURORA Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. More...

Government seeks supplies for immigration documents

WASHINGTON The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his longpromised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later More...