December 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Portsmouth hiring 715

Navy aims to reduce delays

KITTERY Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is hiring more than 700 workers to deal with an increase in work as the Navy aims to reduce maintenance delays, particularly on nuclear submarines, officials say. More...

WISCASSET WOLVERINE

THE WISCASSET “WOLVERINE” made his debut Thursday night during the boys high school basketball game between Lisbon and Wiscasset. The Wolverines fell to the Greyhounds, 66-44. More...

Portland man hurt in Brunswick crash Thursday

BRUNSWICK State Police say a Portland man was injured when he lost control of his car on Interstate 295 on the Brunswick exit Thursday morning. More...

Special Sections

Local

BTLT celebrates solstice with winter tree identification walk

BRUNSWICK Even on the darkest day of the year, when the landscape is leafless and icy, one can still learn to identify tree species. More...

Pickups and Donations

BY MARY E. WILKINS The Santa Fund would like to thank all the parents that picked up their boxes on Thursday! With few glitches reported, Santa was quite happy with the results of his busy elves. More...

Red Cross seeks nominees for award

If you know a Good Samaritan who performed an act of heroism or courage, the American Red Cross in Maine wants to hear their story. More...

Commentary

Parties Splinter, Making Compromises Possible

Voters said in November they wanted bipartisan cooperation in Congress next year. They got their wish early as this year’s Congress move toward its end. More...

Wall Street’s Revenge

On Wall Street, 2010 was the year of “Obama rage,” in which financial tycoons went ballistic over the president’s suggestion that some bankers helped cause the financial crisis. More...

RELIGION & ETHICS

Christmas Controversies

On their first Christmas in the New World, the Puritans in Massachusetts did not celebrate the holiday at all. Instead, they worked in the fields. In fact, the colony actually outlawed the celebration of Christmas from 1659-1681. More...

Maine

Dem. Party executive director leaving

AUGUSTA (AP) — The executive director of the Maine Democratic Party is stepping down. More...

King to unveil legal assistance program

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is getting ready to announce an initiative to improve civil legal assistance for veterans, with a focus on women. More...

3 domestic violence projects funded

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has approved funding for pilot projects that will place electronic monitoring devices on domestic violence abusers. More...

Nation

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

WASHINGTON Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a More...

Stephen Colbert says goodbye to ‘Report,’ and the host he played

NEW YORK Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the reallife Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell. More...

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

WASHINGTON Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. More...

Ticket

Artistic collaboration meets modern technology with Odds Bodkin

WOOLWICH Where were these toys when we were kids? The Woolwich Central School fifth grade classes are learning to score a reading, as told by Odds Bodkin, master storyteller, musician and educator from Bradford, New Hampshire. More...

New Years’ Eve events in the Mid-coast

Not ready to give up on the holidays yet? There are events throughout the area on New Year’s Eve. More...

PMA welcomes new curatorial fellow

PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is pleased to announce that Diana Jocelyn Greenwold has been hired as Curatorial Fellow. More...

Homeless remembered

Memorial service, vigil in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK A small group of local residents and religious leaders gathered at St. More...

Rights panel suing over bullying case

Issue involves former Brunswick junior high student

BRUNSWICK Amy Sneirson, executive director of the Maine Human Rights Commission, has confirmed that the commission will be suing the Brunswick School District over a former junior high school student who claimed he was bullied, harassed and assaulte More...

LePage the most frugal in race

AUGUSTA In the heated three-way race for Maine governor, Republican Paul LePage spent the least amount of money on his re-election bid and still came out on top, according to final campaign finance reports filed this week. More...

TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

ThursdayLucky for Life:4-9-22-39-42 (23)Day Pick 3: 2-5-6Day Pick 4: 2-1-2-9Evening Pick 3: 7-6-2Evening Pick 4: 7-6-9-5 More...

 

Obituaries

Wendall B. Kinney - 2014-12-19
Nancy Birckbichler - 2014-12-19
Robert H. Jackson - 2014-12-19
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-12-19
Grace Sproul - 2014-12-18
Wilma Marie Hovey - 2014-12-18
Frances M. Fossett - 2014-12-18
Mary M. Day - 2014-12-18
Charles Cole Sr. - 2014-12-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-12-18
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-12-18
Marion M. Gilmore - 2014-12-17
Jane A. Lindholm - 2014-12-17
Alan William Markell - 2014-12-17
Dorothy M. McKenna - 2014-12-17
Barbara R. Pierce - 2014-12-17
Carleton T. Pellerin - 2014-12-16
Donald G. Thomas - 2014-12-16

Sports

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

BOSTON The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. More...

Greyhounds pull away from Wolverines, 66-44

Lisbon, Wiscasset boys left with 2-4 MVC records

WISCASSET Close early-season losses didn’t seem to have Lisbon High School boys basketball coach Jake Gentle too worried. More...

Bobcats halt Breakers, 30-16

FREEPORT At the beginning of the season, first-year Richmond High School girls basketball coach Mike Ladner said it was going to take defense and quick transition for his young team to be successful, and the Bobcats (3-1) did exactly that on Thursda More...

Letters

Thank you, Yankee Lanes

I write this letter of gratitude to the owners and staff at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick. More...

Dorogi’s ‘open letter’ offensive

It took me a minute to figure out the logic of Louis T. Dorogi’s “open letter to Bowdoin President Barry Mills,” Mr. Dorogi’s attempt to educate President Mills and the rest of us on the rules of etiquette. More...

Caution for columnist

While there are numerous polemicallycharged half-truths in Tina Dupuy’s column “Thank Secularists for Christmas” (The Times Record, Dec. 17), much of her faultfinding of those claiming to be followers of Jesus is true. More...

Et Cetera

Universal Sudoku Puzzle answer

Answer to puzzle from Calendar page More...

Crossword

Full Story

CALENDAR

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

Worship

FAITH NOTES :

Words that Encourage

As uncertainty arises, lean on what you know “How do you plan for something you can’t predict?” I asked my husband, Dana, earlier this year when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. “You don’t,” he said. More...

Hark the herald, choirs sing

Services to honor the Christ Child, King

Several area congregations are planning special services as part of the Christmas season. Among them: Gospel Light Fellowship WEST BATH — Gospel Light Fellowship will celebrate the birth of Christ with a special choir program on Sunday, Dec. More...

Get concert ticket for stocking stuffers

FREEPORT — The Lighthouse Events has announced tickets for several 2015 concerts are now on sale. And, since tickets can be purchased and printed online, they make perfect stocking-stuffers. More...

World

Spy’s parents search for son after Cuba-U.S. deal

HAVANA The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off. More...

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

ISLAMABAD Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a schoo More...

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in northern Australia

SYDNEY Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city today, police said. More...