April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bowdoin College scholar honored

BRUNSWICK — There’s no Nobel Prize in Gender and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College Professor Kristen Ghodsee said, but there is a Guggenheim Fellowship. More...

Living-room concert venue to host final show Saturday

BRUNSWICK — If concert organizers Nick Dentico and Stephanie Boucher have their way, “The Bombshelter” will go out with a blast Saturday. More...

Special Sections

Local

Couple pegged for metal heist

BOWDOINHAM — With scrap metal thefts still plaguing businesses, residents and police alike, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department charged a Turner couple with theft Tuesday for their alleged roles in a metal heist last month. More...

Third suspect charged for January home raid

BOWDOINHAM — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department arrested a third man Tuesday in connection with a home invasion on Carding Machine Road in January. More...

AWESOME BLOSSOMS

A cherry tree outside Brackett’s Market in downtown Bath blossoms in full glory on Tuesday. (Donald Jamison / The Times Record) More...

Sports

Eagles victorious

Mt. Ararat picks up 16-4 softball win over rival Brunswick in KVAC opener

TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School softball team graduated a key component of its team last year with the departure of Miranda Riendeau-Card, the Eagles’ big hitter and pitcher during a 9-7 season. More...

Red Sox fall, 6-3

BOSTON (AP) — They bash, they pitch and they keep winning. So much for any hangover affect from losing last year’s World Series for the Texas Rangers. More...

Mt. Ararat downs Dragons in opener

BASEBALL OPENER

TOPSHAM — Dylan Cyr’s RBI single in the sixth inning lifted the Mt. Ararat High School baseball team to a season-opening 3-1 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win over “Battle of the Bridge” rival Brunswick on Wednesday. More...

Commentary

Milking a phony mommy war

WASHINGTON — Ann Romney is a good mom. She’s also a good pol. And though her people skills are far superior to Mitt’s, it turns out that Ann is just as capable as her husband of turning an advantage into a disadvantage. 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 ex-husband likes to call to ask me for advice. Our most recent conversation was in regard to his girlfriend and her sexual past, which he knew about before they started dating. More...

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Maine

TROUTS UNLIMITED

RICHARD NISBET, a seasonal employee with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, stocks the Yantic River in Lebanon, Conn., with trout on Wednesday, in preparation for Saturday’s opening day of fishing season in the state More...

Maine gov signs workers comp, unemployment bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. More...

Bullet passes through Boston 3rd-grader’s shirt

BOSTON (AP) — A 9-yearold Boston boy says divine intervention saved his life when a bullet fired in the street outside his home came through his bedroom wall and left a smoking hole in the Boston Celtics jersey he was wearing. More...

Veto conflict escalates

AUGUSTA — Without a precedent, there is no playbook for how to move forward after a lineitem veto. That has led to confusion, disagreement and political calculations by lawmakers in the days since Gov. More...

Eagles Open In Impressive Style

Brunswick high school base runner Erica French (9) slides safely into third base as the ball slips past Mt. More...

Shipyard to contest OSHA fine

BATH — Bath Iron Works will contest a proposed fine of more than $171,000 from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), company and federal officials confirmed on Wednesday. More...

 

Obituaries

Dr. Rudolf Winkelbauer - 2014-10-21
Natalie D. Douglass - 2014-10-21
William H. Grainger - 2014-10-21
Florence M. Connors - 2014-10-21
Claire A. Bichrest - 2014-10-21
Hans Hemkes Jr. - 2014-10-21
June M. Tucci - 2014-10-21
Beverly Babic - 2014-10-21
Peter Ambrose - 2014-10-20
William H. Grainger IV - 2014-10-20
Claire A. Bichrest - 2014-10-20
Lucy L. Earl - 2014-10-20
Alfreda W. Powers - 2014-10-17
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-10-17
Beatrice E. Lavoie - 2014-10-16
Martha J. Laberge - 2014-10-16

Community

THAT WAS THEN

Flex time

A group identified as the Oxyden Debe Dancers stretches on an outdoor stage at Bowdoin College in Brunswick in this photo dated Aug. 3, 1984. More...

VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION:

Garden Volunteers

To honor National Volunteer Week, Angie Buxton, volunteer initiative coordinator for United Way of Midcoast Maine, provided photos of local volunteers in action. The Times Record will publish them this week. More...

Cemetery association planning meeting

WOOLWICH — A meeting of the Riverside Cemetery Association is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Day’s Ferry Community Clubhouse. Lot holders are welcome. For more information, call 443-5927. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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The business of promoting gun violence

OTHER VOICES

A year ago, few people outside the world of state legislatures had heard of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a four-decade-old organization run by right-wing activists and financed by business leaders. More...

Letters

An effective advocate

To the editor: The present polarization along party lines of our U.S. senators and representatives has pretty much blocked the Congress from attending to the very serious problems that face the country. More...

The folly of drilling

To the editor: Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. This event changed our country’s perception of offshore drilling. However, it did not change our actions. More...

Sudden death

To the editor: Myocarditis is a disease caused by inflammation and damage to the heart muscle. It is the third major cause of sudden death in young adults. More...

Focus

‘World’s oldest teenager’ dies

‘American Bandstand’ host brought rock into mainstream

LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ‘n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike. More...

Maine contingent take part in N.H. services

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Maine’s law enforcement officers are gathering to pay their respects to a police chief who was shot to death in the southern New Hampshire town of Greenland. More...

Living

Searching the shadows

... for an end to the foreclosure crisis

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Frank Verna pulls up to a battered, four-unit apartment building at lunch hour, he’s just over a mile as the seagull flies from the gated, oceanfront palaces of South Florida’s wealthiest. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

President Lincoln signs early emancipation document

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, moving to free thousands of slaves in the nation’s capital. More...

World

Blasts in Baghdad, northern Iraqi cities kill 30

BAGHDAD — Bombings struck several areas in Baghdad and to the north today, killing at least 30 people in the first major attacks in Iraq in nearly a month. More...

Policy reflects belief Assad won’t go fast

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite oft- repeated U. S. More...

India successfully test launched missile

NEW DELHI (AP) — India announced the successful test launch today of a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it the ability to strike the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai for the first time, a significant step forward in its a More...