January 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Brunswick performing arts center leaders decry sales tax exemption veto

BRUNSWICK — A veto announced Thursday by Gov. Paul LePage denies Maine’s nonprofit performing arts organizations exemption from sales tax, which hits Brunswick harder than much of the state. More...

Gov. LePage nixes 3 bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday used his authority to veto a trio of Democratic-sponsored bills that passed during the Legislature’s first session last year. More...

State adjusts Woolwich bridge fix plan

WOOLWICH — Input from Woolwich residents at a December meeting prompted state officials to reconsider a proposal to remove the Dana Mill Bridge that carries Dana Mill Road over Nequasset Brook. More...

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POPHAM SEA DOG

A DOG frolics in the water as the sea creeps close to a bath house at Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg at high tide. TROY R. BENNETT / THE TIMES RECORD More...

Senate 20 election scheduled

AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced Thursday that voters in state Senate District 20 will go to the polls Feb. 14 to elect a new senator to complete the term of Sen. More...

Language historian to give free lecture

BRUNSWICK — Kerry Hardy, an eco-historian, linguist, author and activist, will speak about “ Notes on a Lost Flute” Wednesday evening as part of Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s Winter Speaker Series. More...

Editorial

‘Mob’ mentality

EDITORIAL

The first days of the 2012 presidential campaign conjure images of posters proclaiming the revival of a classic film series: “ Godfather IV: Coming to a polling place near you!” More...

Letters

Humane services

To the editor: I am permanently disabled because of multiple sclerosis. More...

Meter concerns

To the editor: I am writing because of the huge amount of confusion about Central Maine Power’s push to put so-called “Smart Meters” on our homes. More...

Commentary

Lawmakers waste billions fumbling ‘Doc-Rate fix’

Military Update

Congress has known for a decade that the formula it set in 1997 for adjusting physician payments under Medicare — and, by extension, the fees paid to civilian doctors under TRICARE, the military’s health insurance program — is serio More...

Cartoon

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Workers of the world, unite!

OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Republican Party is the party of the white working class. This group — whites with high school degrees and maybe some college — is still the largest block in the electorate. They overwhelmingly favor Republicans. More...

Focus

New defense strategy sets president’s gaze on Asia

WASHINGTON In recasting his defense strategy, President Barack Obama is looking beyond the wars he inherited to focus on Asian security risks — mainly China and North Korea — that took a back seat to Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Romney’s rivals pile on the pejoratives

MANCHESTER, N.H. More...

Maine

LePage gets early start on 2014 campaign

PORTLAND ( AP) — The next gubernatorial election in Maine is nearly three years away, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Paul LePage from forming a re-election committee, holding a fundraiser and launching a re-election website. More...

Raye seeks rematch against Rep. Michaud

EASTPORT (AP) — Senate President Kevin Raye says he’s going to seek a rematch with Democratic incumbent Rep. Michael Michaud in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. More...

Fire marshal retiring after 14 years

PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s fire marshal for the past 14 years is retiring at the end of the month. John Dean of Winthrop was a Maine firefighter for 27 years before becoming fire marshal in 1998. More...

Ticket

Let the reveling begin

4rd annual Twelfth Night celebration features, poetry, dance, song

BATH T he Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick’s third annual “Twelfth Night Revels” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Minnie Brown Center, 906 Washington St. More...

Indulge in chocolate for a good cause

BRUNSWICK — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick is selling tickets to an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet at Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections in Freeport on Jan. 15. More...

E-MOTION-AL SOUND SCULPTORS

‘Two-man orchestra’ Perpetual e-Motion to play Phippsburg concert

PHIPPSBURG T he Maine-based duo Perpetual e-Motion, John Cote and Ed Howe, will perform in concert at the Phippsburg Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. More...

Infiniti and beyond  Free Access 

Freeport boat restoration duo aims to put SUV motor on water

FREEPORT — A chance encounter in 2009 landed Freeport Boat Outlet owner George “Do Do” Brockman in Pebble Beach, Calif., last August to dine with design executives from the Japanese car maker, Infiniti. More...

Toxic emissions climbed in 2010

ELLSWORTH — The amount of potentially toxic compounds released by industrial facilities in Maine increased by 13 percent between 2009 and 2010, a change that several observers said could reflect a rebound in the state’s pulp and paper mills. More...

Hello, Trader Joe?

Larson, Shattuck both say it ain’t so

TOPSHAM — Despite a rumor that a Trader Joe’s store is coming to the Topsham Fair Mall, it would be news to one of the mall owners, as well as the town’s economic and community development director. More...

 

Obituaries

Sue Milliken - 2014-09-19
Roger M. Marshall - 2014-09-19
Richard Earle Bodge - 2014-09-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-09-18
F. Edward Evans - 2014-09-17
Anna Ione Douglas - 2014-09-16
Timothy J. Wilson - 2014-09-16
William J. Simonitis - 2014-09-16
Cindy Jane Oconnor - 2014-09-16
Daniel Cressey - 2014-09-16

Community

Square dance primers on tap

BRUNSWICK The SAGE square and round dance club of Bath- Brunswick will hold two introductory dance sessions in January. On Tuesday and Jan. 17, the club will do- si- do to the instruction of caller Walt Bull from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

People Plus Pilates program begins Monday

BRUNSWICK People Plus will offer six weeks of “Pilates for Grown- Ups,” led by Dennis Kimmage, beginning Monday at the organization’s 35 Union St. center. More...

MT. ARARAT MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS

TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat Middle School recently announced its first quarter honor roll. More...

Sports

A look at the season thus far

BRUNSWICK Well, here we are more than a third into the winter sports season. We’ve seen ups and downs, upset wins and lopsided losses ... pretty much no different than any other year. Let’s touch some of the bases. More...

Messalonskee takes battle of Eagles, 68-55

Mt. Ararat falls to 0-8

TOPSHAM The way Messalonskee was shooting the ball in Thursday’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference boys high school game, it was hard to believe the team was winless coming in. More...

Lisbon boys win

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP

LISBON FALLS — Lisbon outscored Winthrop 14-3 in the second quarter and held on in the fourth as the Greyhounds ended a 29-game losing streak with a 45-36 Mountain Valley Conference high school boys basketball victory on Thursday. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Fri/6MISCELLANEOUSCHESS CLUB, 3:30-4:30 p.m., PattenFree Library, 33 Summer St., Bath;ages 7-11; led by Nathaniel Rines;free; 443-5141 x17 orwww.patten.lib.me.us.OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 p.m., H&R Block,11 Winnewr Circle, Topsham, and275 Bath Road, Brunsw More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: A few days ago, my mom told me that if it wasn’t for me, she and my dad would be divorced. She also said that the last few years with my dad have been terrible. More...

Games

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Worship

Unborn son’s struggle inspires singer

PERRYSBURG, Ohio T old that his unborn son had only half a heart and little chance to survive, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Sanctus Real began pouring his fears and doubts into music. More...

CHURCH LISTINGS

Area church groups that would like tobe included in this list may call,mail, fax or deliver a note containingthe church’s name and location, thepastor’s name, service and classschedule to Worship Page EditorDaryl Madore at 504-8247 ornews More...

Pavilion director set to speak to CLIMB

PORTLAND — Cheryl Poulopoulos, director of Seaside Pavilion Ministries in Old Orchard Beach, will be the featured speaker Tuesday during the Christian Leaders in Maine Business meeting. More...

World

Wounded Iraq vet gets free house

COLUMBIA, S. C. ( AP) — Two firms that are part of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are providing $20,000 to provide a mortgagefree home for an Army veteran wounded in Iraq. More...

Sentencing for Navy kickbacks delayed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island sentencing for a Georgia man involved in a kickbacks scheme authorities say cost the Navy between $7 million and $20 million has been postponed. More...

Unemployment rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. More...