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Wiscasset budget jumps 4.14%

Draft proposal doesn’t include school spending

BY ROSANNA GARGIULOTimes Record Staff WISCASSET The draft budget for fiscal year 2015 presented to the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen at the Tuesday meeting proposes a 4.14 percent increase over last year, but the school budget is still an unknown fac More...

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Eagles ready to fly

TOPSHAM The Mt. Ararat High School spring sports season kicks into gear tonight as the Eagles’ boys lacrosse team hosts “Battle of the Bridge” rival Brunswick at 6:30 p.m. More...

Brunswick’s Treadwell looking forward to historic Marathon

BRUNSWICK The 188th running of the Boston Marathon will be like no other previous races. More...

Mid-coast Boston runners

Bib Name Age Town/City 25112 Charles M. Cary 71 Harpswell 28211 Kristin Cook-Center 42 Freeport 17388 Melissa A Cormier 35 Freeport 15483 Rick Davee 58 So. More...

Nation

ON THE ROAD

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA is introduced by Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa., on Wednesday. More...

Bank robber homesick for prison

Sentencing today

CHICAGO (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing today for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. More...

N.Y. political leader Basil Paterson dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York political powerhouse Basil Paterson has died. His family says Paterson died at Mount Sinai Hospital on Wednesday night, 11 days short of his 88th birthday. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

THU/17 BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC PEOPLE PLUS, 11:30-1:00 p.m., 35 Union St., Brunswick. MISCELLANEOUS CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR, 11 - noon, Cundy’s Harbor Library. Children aged 3- More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a 34- year-old wife and mother of four. I'm concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work. More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year. More...

Commentary

Yin and yang

As one of the worst droughts on record forces western states to take desperate conservation measures, Silicon Valley is being touted for providing data gathering expertise regarding water management, technology unavailable in previous water emergenci More...

‘Sacraficial lamb’ might have liberty chops

Isaac Misiuk, the sacrificial lamb who is running for the GOP against Rep. Pingree in the 1st District, has caused an interesting fracas on As Maine Goes. More...

SIGN OF THE SEASON

A SURE SIGN of spring, Wiscasset’s Sunken Garden is in bloom. The garden was established nearly 100 years ago in the foundation of the Hilton House Hotel, which burned down in 1903. More...

Budget plan to cost town $1.5M more

BRUNSWICK Brunswick’s school board is weighing a proposed budget of more than $36 million, while still looking to ask residents to bond a new pre-K through Grade 2 school. More...

Rural areas face biggest risk with crude oil derailment

BY MARINA VILLENEUVEStaff writer©Maine Center for Public InterestReporting Second of three parts. More...

Obituaries

Vincent C. Abramo Sr. - 2014-04-17
Barbara Doughty Munsey - 2014-04-17
Helen Lyons - 2014-04-16
Gregory Arnold Goddard - 2014-04-15
Frank Farner - 2014-04-15
Josephine Atlass - 2014-04-15
Ellen Elaine Holt - 2014-04-15
Allan Howard Teel - 2014-04-15
Helen F. Lyons - 2014-04-15
Charles Henry DeGroot - 2014-04-14
Gregory A. Goddard - 2014-04-14

Local

Mt. Ararat team wins SeaPerch Underwater Robot Competition

BATH Competing in their first SeaPerch Underwater Robot challenge Saturday, Mt. Ararat High School teams won two of the three events and one team placed first in two of challenges and will head to the national competition next month. More...

MDOT hosts Bath viaduct meeting

BATH Bath residents and several downtown Bath business owners attended a public meeting Wednesday learned a little more about the Maine Department of Transportation’s plans to replace the superstructure of the Route 1 viaduct. More...

Drivers in Rt. 1 ‘race’ face more charges

BRUNSWICK — The operators of two pickup trucks involved in a collision Tuesday that caused delays on Route 1 in Brunswick have been charged with driving to endanger, according to Brunswick Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan. More...

Maine

Senate sustains veto of solar rebate bill

AUGUSTA The Maine Senate failed to muster enough support Wednesday to revive a bill that would have restored a program that provides rebates for residents and businesses who install solar panels. More...

Caswell man dies after moving truck in flood

CASWELL The Maine Warden Service says a 74-year-old man has been found dead after he stepped into a culvert and was swept downstream after moving his truck across a flooded road in Caswell. More...

Antidote access expansion bill OK’d

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led House has given final approval to a bill that would provide more people with access to an antidote that can prevent deaths from drug overdoses. More...

World

Base attack in Ukraine leaves 3 dead

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's authorities said. More...

Iran alters nuke stockpile

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weaponsgrade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency reported today. More...

Ferry evacuation came too late

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vess More...

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The use of deadly force

Another Mainer is dead, shot by police, who say that he threatened them with a gun. Another investigation is under way to see if deadly force was justified. More...

Letters

Don’t bring bunnies home for Easter

To the Editor: With Easter upon us, I always cringe, thinking of all the baby bunnies who will go home as a child's gift and won't survive their first year. Or if they do, they will likely live a lonely life in a small cage, poorly fed and ignored. More...

Living

Heroin addicts face many barriers

Treatment is very expensive

NEW YORK A s the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won’t pay f More...

Reaching Latinos

Media vies for a winning formula

MIAMI Reaching the nation’s 55 million Latinos has become gospel for mainstream media giants, but capturing this fast-growing, mostly U.S.-born audience is proving tricky to networks and websites. For every success story there is a flop. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Confederate raid on Fort Pillow in Tennessee

Confederate raider Nathan B. Forrest attacked Fort Pillow in Tennessee on April 12, 1864 — 150 years ago during the Civil War. More...