February 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Forum eyes charter school idea

Proposal for Harpswell up for discussion Wednesday

HARPSWELL — Advocates for founding a charter school in Harpswell hope that a public forum Wednesday will kick off thoughtful discussion — and criticism — of the proposal. More...

Snowe’s opponents energized by Paul

Texan’s strong showing produces conservative momentum

PORTLAND — Sen. Olympia Snowe’s primary challengers hope to ride conservative momentum driven by Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s strong showing in Maine’s caucuses. More...

Former pharmacist pleads guilty

BANGOR — The former head pharmacist for the Penobscot Indian Nation’s defunct mail- order pharmacy faces sentencing after pleading guilty to soliciting and taking kickbacks from Internet drug companies. Reginald Gracie Jr. pleaded guilty in U. More...

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Local

Women speak up about ‘silent killer’

BRUNSWICK — “I think I thought I was pretty untouchable,” said Barbara Hamlin, a guest speaker at a recent Go Red! dinner hosted by Mid Coast Hospital to promote women’s heart health. More...

FREEZE OUT FUNDRAISER

PAUL PARKER, front, and Shawn McMahon help with a Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program fundraiser Saturday morning at Cook’s Corner, with a sign reading “Hunger Hurts.” The “Fr More...

Missed court date prompts arrest in copper caper

FREEPORT — A Freeport man suspected of stealing more than $3,000 in copper fittings and piping from a home construction site in December was arrested Feb. 10 after failing to appear in a Cumberland County court. More...

Editorial

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Monday Meter

Thumbs Up — A tree grows in Georgetown The Georgetown Board of Selectmen merits praise for the rational and measured way it handled the hubbub related to State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin’s participation in the Tree Growth program. More...

Letters

A life-saving story

To the editor: I write in response to the Feb. 7 article about Phippsburg Police Chief John Skroski, recently honored for his life-saving heroism, (“Skroski speaks out on childhood abuse”). More...

Undue suffering

To the editor: Thank you so very much for your splendid editorial of Feb.10 (“Human targets”) concerning Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts to gut MaineCare for thousands of our most vulnerable citizens. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR  Free Access 

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. Send them to: Calendar Editor, The Times Record, P.O. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: One of my closest friends from childhood, “Penny,” lost her husband of 30 years five months ago, after a short illness. We reconnected via the Internet and have become close again. It has been a blessing. More...

Sudoku Puzzle

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Word Jr.

SHARING THEIR HEARTS WITH SENIORS

STUDENTS in Chris Cormier’s second grade class at Lisbon Community School once again participated in the Hearts for Seniors Project for the residents at the Lamp Alzheimer’s Facility. More...

Sugg starts Bee season

LISBON — On Jan. 11, 10 students participated in the initial round of the National Geographic Bee at Philip W. Sugg Middle School. More...

Teen dance classes offered on Saturdays

BRUNSWICK — Joanna Patterson will be leading teen dance classes at Brunswick School of Dance on Saturdays through June. Ballet is offered 11:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p. m., and modern dance follows from 12:30 to 2 p.m. More...

World

3 skiers killed in Wash. avalanche

4th person survives

STEVENS PASS, Wash. More...

Small plane, copter clip each other

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter and a small plane were forced into emergency landings after they clipped each other over Northern California, leaving the two pilots with minor injuries, authorities say. More...

U.N. nuke inspectors back in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — U.N. More...

Police: Bath woman ‘lucky to be alive’ following knife attack

BATH — A 28-year-old Bath man allegedly stabbed his live-in girlfriend in the neck several times with a steak knife early today, leaving the woman “lucky to be alive” at Maine Medical Center. Matthew T. More...

Chief: Taser had no effect on man ‘who attacked two officers’

BATH — Bath police deployed a Taser to subdue a 44-year-old Bath man who allegedly refused to answer the door during a family fight early Sunday morning. When officers responded to an Oak Street apartment at 12:15 a.m. More...

Shed in Bowdoin wiped out in crash

Topsham resident charged

BOWDOIN — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department arrested a Topsham man for operating under the influence of drugs after he crashed his vehicle into a shed Friday morning on Lewis Hill Road in Bowdoin. More...

 

Obituaries

Gail D. Smith - 2014-10-31
Wilmer J. McBurnie - 2014-10-29
Elizabeth M. Merrill - 2014-10-29
Joan L. Boucher - 2014-10-29
Benton V. Sturgeon - 2014-10-29
Paula Goddard - 2014-10-29
Janet G. Bonney - 2014-10-28
Clyde R. Bailey - 2014-10-27

Community

The man who believed (an original tale)

TELL ME A STORY

Long ago, on a hot February day in the Australian Outback, a young man called Pindan led a group of tourists on a camel trek. Pindan hoped to convey the soul of this place, to teach the visitors of the great gifts of the Anangu people. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. More...

SNHU Dean's List

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The following Mid-coast Maine students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Southern New Hampshire University. More...

Sports

TEAM effort keys Mt. Ararat, 52-46

Mt. Ararat girls hold off Messalonskee in ‘A’ quarterfinals

AUGUSTA — Throughout the 2011/12 high school girls basketball season, Mt. Ararat coach Kelly LaFountain has relied on her starting five to log most of the minutes. More...

A state wrestling day

Mid-coast region boast of four champions

BRUNSWICK — The State Class A Wrestling Championships were held at Windham High School, while the Class B and C events took place at Fryeburg Academy on Saturday. In Class A, Marshwood easily won with 167 points, followed by Massabesic (109.50), Mt. More...

Pistons drop Celtics in MoTown 96-81

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Amid stories about Jeremy Lin and the upcoming All- Star game, the Detroit Pistons have quietly become one of the hottest teams in the NBA. More...

Commentary

No one’s winning in Afghanistan

Eight youths, tending their flock of sheep in the snowy fields of Afghanistan, were exterminated earlier this month by a NATO airstrike. They were in the Najrab district of Kapisa province in eastern Afghanistan. More...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We’re not relying on the fire department to tell us when there’s a fire. So why should we wait on the federal government or the industry to warn us when there is a nuclear event?” More...

Focus

Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise

CHICAGO A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatr More...

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Maine

Paul wins GOP caucus in Washington County

EAST MACHIAS (AP) — Ron Paul gained ground but failed to overtake Mitt Romney in Saturday’s Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, which was held a week after the state Republican Party declared Romney the winner of Maine’ More...

Maine lobster boat races scheduled

WINTERPORT ( AP) — It may be the dead of winter, but next summer’s schedule of Maine lobster boat races is coming into shape. More...

Occupy Maine group puts out TV show

PORTLAND (AP) — Occupy Maine’s tent city in Portland has come down, but the group is still trying to get its message out with a new TV show episode on the movement. More...