April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GOP legislators nix return for veto vote

AUGUSTA — Republican leaders in the Maine House and Senate said late Tuesday that despite pressure from Democrats and others they will not reconvene this week to vote on two line-item vetoes issued by Gov. Paul LePage. More...

Station design shaving advances

BRUNSWICK POLICE

BRUNSWICK — Town officials believe they’re closer to a final design for a new Brunswick police station that will cost less than the target budget of $5.5 million. More...

Special Sections

Local

Bad pass ends in flip, charges

WOOLWICH — Deputies summonsed a Bath man on two charges, including driving to endanger, after he lost control of and rolled his vehicle during a passing maneuver in Woolwich. More...

Topsham sets Thursday talk on draft budget

TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing Thursday on the May 16 town meeting draft warrant, which contains 19 articles. More...

Friday event spotlights senior hunger

New program adds local foods to Meals on Wheels menus

BRUNSWICK — Spectrum Generations will sponsor a “We Sustain Maine” spring celebration to build awareness about senior hunger in central Maine from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m. Friday at the Brunswick Walmart Supercenter, 15 Tibbetts Drive. More...

Sports

Rangers unload on Red Sox

Lester fails to slow Texas in 18-3 loss

BOSTON (AP) — Boston manager Bobby Valentine commented prior to Jon Lester’s first home start that the Red Sox ace was pitching as well as anybody in baseball, yet had nothing to show for it. More...

FREEPORT LACROSSE HOSTS MT. ARARAT

THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL boys lacrosse squad hosted Mt. Ararat Monday in preseason action. Clockwise from the top, Freeport's Isaak Dearden (24) is about to be "de-sticked" by Mt. More...

Patriots schedule released

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots, the defending AFC champions, will open the 2012 season in Nashville, Tenn., against the Titans on Sept. 9, and will meet the rival New York Jets in New Jersey on Thanksgiving night. 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: My youngest daughter, “Lizzy,” the sweetest and most conscientious of my children, has been cut off yet again by her mother, “Ruth.” Ruth pressured Lizzy to graduate from high school a year early because she couldn& More...

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Maine

Gov. LePage signs two domestic violence bills

AUGUSTA — Survivors of domestic violence have one common wish, an advocate said Tuesday: that what happened to them doesn’t happen to anyone else. Gov. More...

Amusement fee, 911 bills vetoed

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is vetoing two bills sent to him by the Legislature, saying they involve either tax or fee increases. More...

Ex-firefighter gets probation for assault

AUBURN (AP) — A former Lewiston firefighter who pleaded guilty to assaulting his daughter over a period of years when she was a child has avoided any time behind bars. More...

World

Secret Service scandal ricochets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service prostitution scandal escalated Tuesday with the disclosure that at least 20 women had been in hotel rooms with U.S. More...

Rubio pushes for immigration bill

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s push for a Republican version of immigration legislation looks like the answer to the election-year prayers of the GOP — and Mitt Romney. More...

Woman charged with murder of Texas mom

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A prosecutor says a woman has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a mother and the abduction of her newborn son near Houston. More...

Crash reconstruction to close I 295 in Brunswick  Free Access 

WEB NEWS

BRUNSWICK — A section of Interstate 295 southbound in Brunswick will be closed tonight for state police to conduct accident reconstruction work. More...

Police chief resigns

TOPSHAM

TOPSHAM — Topsham Police Chief Timothy Young submitted his resignation Friday after nine years as the town’s police chief. In his letter of resignation, dated April 13, Young wrote that his last day of work will be May 4. More...

Homes away from loam

Harpswell solicits Mitchell Field building removers, plans to reseed lots

HARPSWELL — Harpswell officials have begun accepting bids for removal of two former Navy houses and unattached garage structures located near the entrance to Mitchell Field. More...

 

Obituaries

Elsa Neitzke Martz - 2014-11-25
Vivien C. Gustwick - 2014-11-25
Burleigh C. Lewis - 2014-11-25
Robert D. Spickler - 2014-11-25
Benjamin W. Burlock - 2014-11-24
Terry G. Favreau - 2014-11-24
Marion J. MacPhail - 2014-11-24
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-11-21
Grace B. Fortier - 2014-11-20
Cecile M. Fortini - 2014-11-20
Christopher Perron - 2014-11-20
Barbara T. Brown - 2014-11-20
Clara Bailey - 2014-11-20

Community

ROTARY BOOSTS FREIGHT SHED PROJECT

JOHN EVANS, president of the Bath Rotary Club, presents a $500 check to Weibke Theodore, chairwoman of the Bath Freight Shed Alliance, on March 19 in the building on the Bath riverfront. More...

VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION: BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Big Brother Chris has been matched with Dalton in the community-based program of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bath/Brunswick since November 2010. The organization only uses first names to identify participants in the program. More...

Tai Chi leader trainer training on tap

BRUNSWICK — Merrymeeting Adult Education, People Plus and the Healer Within Foundation will sponsor Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader training May 4, 5 and 6 at People Plus, 35 Union St. More...

Editorial

Olé

EDITORIAL

Gov. Paul LePage’s ongoing matador act with the truth continues to gore local governments, scapegoat Maine’s most vulnerable residents and stymie legislators’ earnest bipartisan efforts to balance the state budget. More...

Political Cartoon

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Helping veterans find employment

OTHER VOICES

“Unemployment is our No. 1 issue. And it’s a serious problem.” More...

Letters

Short fuse to disaster

To the editor: With constant articles in the news regarding towns and their struggle with how to deal with the issue of “fireworks,” I feel it’s certainly time to weigh in. More...

Commentary

Will Obama debt plan do enough?

I’ve been critical of President Barack Obama’s budgets. More...

Focus

Phone app helps pinpoint Yellowstone Park critters

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the lookout may soon be a cellphone. More...

More photos revealed of troops posing with corpses

WASHINGTON (AP) — In another embarrassment to the Pentagon, newly published photographs purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan. More...

Business

Energy costs and farming

... both are undergoing growing pains

TOPSHAM — In most ways, farming is about cycles, such as planting, growing and harvesting year after year. More...

‘Topping off’ ceremony held at Mölnlycke’s new building

Facility located at Brunswick Landing

BRUNSWICK — A “topping off” ceremony at the new Mölnlycke building construction site was held earlier this month at Brunswick Landing, according to a news release. More...

Sweetser partners with Wiscasset Family

WISCASSET — Sweetser has partnered with Wiscasset Family Medicine, a primary care practice, to provide behavioral health services to patients. More...