February 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Depot impact talk to resume

BRUNSWICK — On Monday night, the Brunswick Town Council will revisit a proposal to ask that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) use state environmental standards in building a train maintenance garage to serve the Amtrak Downea More...



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Collins tours Bean boot plant

BRUNSWICK — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, celebrated the emergence of the traditional L.L. Bean hunting boot as a hot fashion item Thursday morning during a tour of the company’s manufacturing facility in Brunswick. More...

Search results in pill sales bust

RICHMOND — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, aided by local law enforcement agencies, arrested a Richmond man Tuesday for drug trafficking in oxycodone. More...

Rollerworld hosts reopening shindig

TOPSHAM — A month after its informal reopening, Rollerworld will hold a grand reopening celebration tonight. Charlene Roberts, a comanager of Rollerworld, said the grand reopening will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...


Gay marriage gains spur more vehement backlash


The vehemence surrounding the culture wars that Rick Santorum has made central to his presidential campaign signals a kind of desperation on the right about what is seen as the moral decay of the country. More...

Reasons to smile


Armed with uplifting placards, encouraging business cards, paper flowers and boundless good will, a team of Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School third-graders fanned out across downtown Brunswick on Saturday. Their mission: Combat grumpiness. More...




Plant Home expansion prompts concerns


Regarding the recent newspaper editorial (“Be fair to Plant Home,” Feb. More...

Safe routes to school are important to our national security


Remember the days when many kids walked or rode their bikes to school? Well, those days are long gone. Since the 1960s, the percentage of kids who walk to school has dropped from 40 percent to just about 10 percent. More...

Energy independence comes at a price


Just a few months ago, almost nobody talked about the Strait of Hormuz, much less worried about its effect on our lives. Now, Iran threatens to close that narrow stretch of water in the Middle East. More...


The parable of the prodigal son, from the mother’s point of view


To read the biblical account, see Luke 15:11-31. More...

Jason Crabb leads field with 8 Dove Awards nominations

ATLANTA — Singer Jason Crabb grabbed eight nominations for the Dove Awards, leading the way for the gospel and Christian music show that will be held in Atlanta for the second year in a row. More...

Friday Lenten benefit supper series slated

BRUNSWICK — St. Charles Borromeo Church will host the first of its weekly benefit Lenten fish suppers today. Today’s meal benefits Habitat for Humanity/ 7 Rivers Maine. Supper is served from 5 to 7 p.m. More...


Navy sees ‘Act of Valor’ film as recruiting tool

WASHINGTON — Navy SEALs never expected the film “Act of Valor,” starring real, active-duty Navy SEALs, to be this big. More...

GOP voters confused? Experts say give them a break

NEW YORK (AP) — Romney? Gingrich? Santorum? The Republican race for the presidential nomination is like a game of musical chairs. It makes you wonder what’s going on in the heads of voters as they cast their primary ballots. More...


E. THOMAS SULLIVAN, the new president of the University of Vermont, is introduced at the Statehouse on Thursday in Montpelier. More...

Same-sex marriage vote looms

Referendum petition signatures certified

AUGUSTA — The Maine Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday confirmed that enough signatures have been verified to allow voters in November to decide whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry in Maine. More...

Primary likely in Freeport

3 Democrats file for House 106 seat

FREEPORT — Freeport Democrats are lining up for a three-way primary race, with eyes on termlimited Rep. David Webster’s District 106 seat. More...


Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

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

Student Notes

Nichole Conrad, daughter of James and Debra Conrad of Brunswick, gained a spot on the fall 2011 semester dean’s list at Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y. A freshman at Keuka, she is majoring in ASL-English interpreting. More...


Richmond into West D Final

Bobcats down No. 4 Seacoast Christian

AUGUSTA — Richmond vs. Rangeley! The Western Maine Class D girls high school basketball title game between the top two teams in the East-West Conference will happen on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. More...

Mt. Ararat’s Emma Wood takes Class A ski title


RUMFORD — Emma Wood of Mt. Ararat High School took first place in Thursday’s Freestyle Nordic Skate at Black Mountain in the 2012 Class A State Skiing Championships. More...

Bowdoin hockey in playoff mode

Polar Bear men and women home on Saturday

BRUNSWICK — Sidney J. Watson Arena will be a happening place on Saturday as both the Bowdoin College men’s and women’s hockey teams will host New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal contests. More...


Take the right stand

To the editor: At the Feb. More...

Obama vs. bishops

To the editor: That the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is not willing to accept President Obama’s compromise offer to have insurance companies provide contraceptive coverage is not surprising. More...

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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...


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A FISHERMAN gets ready to join fellow crew to repair fishing nets stretched out across the ground, taking advantage of the unusually warm temperatures in Portland earlier this week. More...

Maine budget bill gets final Senate approval

AUGUSTA — A week after a budget-balancing bill fell short of passage, the Maine Senate moved quickly Thursday to pass a measure that would close a $120 million revenue gap while cutting Medicaid coverage for thousands of Mainers. More...

Panel begins work on bond requests

AUGUSTA ( AP) — After taking a break last year from endorsing state borrowing for public projects, Maine lawmakers on Thursday began considering a list of more than two dozen bond issue proposals totaling nearly $600 million. More...


And the Oscar goes to …

Critics pick ‘The Artist’ as top winner

LOS ANGELES — Associated Press movie writers David Germain and Christy Lemire are boringly in lockstep on their picks for this season’s top Academy Awards categories, depriving them of their usual snide debate over who’s going to win. More...

Strand plans Oscar bash on Sunday

ROCKPORT The Strand Theatre and The Saltwater Film Society will host the sixth annual Oscar bash Sunday evening. More...

Cornils marks 25th year as music minister with ‘The Creation’

TOPSHAM Ray Cornils will mark the 25th year as minister of music at First Parish Church on March 4 when he leads the 80-voice First Parish Choir in a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.” The choir will be joined by n More...