December 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New team leads kitchen

BATH The Bath Soup Kitchen has new co-managers and is serving hungry people three times a week from its home at the First Baptist Church on Washington Street. More...

SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

Shipbuilders bringing Toys for Tots

A Bath Iron Works employee hands toys to a Marine from Brunswick on Dec. More...

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Local

Police, schools go silent this morning

Members of the law enforcement and education communities across Maine observed a moment of silence this morning at the request of Gov. Paul LePage, in memory of the victims of the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Connecticut. More...

BIW says lift set a record

BATH Bath Iron Works has lifted a 900-ton deckhouse onto the 610-foot hull of the Zumwalt, the largest destroyer to be built at the Maine shipyard. More...

Giving back a Priority for builder

TOPSHAM Representatives of five local groups stepped out of Priority Business Center and into spitting snow and the holiday season this week with freshly drafted checks in hand. More...

Sports

Falcons battle hard in loss

Unbeaten York survives Freeport

FREEPORT The Freeport High School girls basketball team appeared to have run out of steam in the fourth quarter against undefeated York, trailing 51-43 with 3:56 remaining. More...

Oak Hill too much for Lisbon

WALES Oak Hill began its season with four games of frustration. More...

KVAC girls hoops statistics released

AUBURN — The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference has released the girls high school basketball statistics, ending with games played through Dec. 15. More...

Commentary

Combat crime with quality early learning

Crime may not pay. But like it or not, we do pay for crime. Maine spends about $163 million a year to house, feed and supervise our incarcerated criminals. More...

Worship

Area churches plan special Christmas services

Mid-coast area churches are planning special services leading into Christmas. More...

Compass Point students ringing, singing in the Christmas season

BRUNSWICK — Music and song filled the air as Compass Point Christian Academy, a ministry of Gospel Light Fellowship, lent a helping hand to the Salvation Army on Wednesday. More...

Peterson to preach at Islands Community

HARPSWELL — The Rev. Elizabeth Peterson will be the guest speaker Sunday at Islands Community Church on Bailey Island. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. More...

Nation

Military housing allowances go up

Military Update

Basic Allowance for Housing paid to about 1 million service members living off base in the United States will rise by an average of 3.8 percent Jan. 1, nearly double the average 2 percent hike of last year. More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of these Army soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent, 37, of Austin, Texas, died Dec. More...

Sex crimes rise at academies

WASHINGTON — Reported sexual assaults at the nation’s three military academies jumped by 23 percent overall this year, but the data signaled a continued reluctance by victims to seek criminal investigations. More...

Bay Bridge wins water award

Bay Bridge Estates of Brunswick recently won The Maine Rural Water Association’s annual Outstanding Small Water System award More...

Final weekend, final push

Execs pitch in as Bean is ‘all hands on deck’

FREEPORT W ith the final retail push under way, More...

Local schools vigilant after Facebook ‘threat’

BRUNSWICK Like other regional schools, local institutions were on a higher alert Wednesday after rumors of threats posted on social networking website Facebook suggested harm would be done to high schools in Cumberland and York counties. More...

Road conditions trigger two Bowdoin crashes this morning

BOWDOIN Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department handled two crashes this morning in Bowdoin 20 minutes apart. More...

 

Obituaries

Carlene Wright - 2014-10-23
Leonard B. Hook - 2014-10-23
Catherine A. Bull - 2014-10-23
DEATH NOTICES - 2014-10-23
Lurene G. Coffin - 2014-10-22
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

Community

Acts of kindness still exist

It was a travel day for us as we headed for Louisiana. Our youngest daughter and her family live there, and it was her turn to have Grammy and Grampy visit for Christmas. More...

Law student earns prestigious award

A University of Maine School of Law student has been named as one of the nation’s emerging environmental leaders. More...

PET OF THE WEEK

THIS SUPER SENIOR has been with Coastal Humane Society for quite a while, which means a loving home is missing out. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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The wage of weaker unions

Tennessee and other so-called “right-towork” states haven’t seen much union-oriented labor unrest in decades, largely because it’s been so long since unions in right-to-work states were emasculated. More...

The distant threat of North Korea

Eight months ago, North Korea conducted another in a series of failed missile launches. More...

Letters

No bus garage on Water Street

To the Editor: The Water Street neighborhood is seriously concerned about the town’s strong interest in putting the school bus garage where the Times Record building was recently razed. More...

Et Cetera

Crossword

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CALENDAR

Fri/21 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCross- Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

BRIDGE

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Maine

Legislative panels tap new leaders

AUGUSTA The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee, which will face intense pressure to balance a state budget riddled by repeated shortfalls, will be led by two veterans of the committee for the next two years, legislative leaders announced T More...

Maine homeless vigil planned in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — The Winter Solstice will mark a vigil in Portland to remember the homeless people who have died. More...

Cases of whooping cough triple this year

PORTLAND (AP) — State health officials say the number of reported cases of whooping cough more than tripled in Maine this year. There have been 701 cases so far in 2012, compared to 202 in the previous year. More...

World

In Mexico, New Agers hope Dec. 21 brings new era

MERIDA, Mexico The crystal skulls have spoken: The world is not going to end. More...

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SEASON OF LIGHT

Brunswick businesses commission LaCasse to highlight Maine Street

Tis the season for many things, but light displays cross all religious traditions this time of year, beginning with the lighting of the Menorah during Hanukkah. More...

Victorian Christmas on the railroad

ALNA — Come join a Victorian Christmas celebration at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Bath photogs honored

BATH — During the months of September and October, the 15th annual Community Forest Photography Contest took place. More...