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SALTY SESSIONS

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Students at Fisher- Mitchell School are learning about marine life from Officer SALTY. More...

Business eyes MRRA land in Topsham

The town wants to help a longtime abutting business buy land in the former Navy annex. More...

Police pull car over, then say they had to pull driver out

A Durham man was arrested Monday after allegedly refusing to get out of the vehicle when police pulled him over. More...

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Local

Freeport to decide school rehab bonds

Come June 11, town voters will have to decide on a bond that would fund $16.9 million in renovations and improvements at the high school. Town councilors Tuesday unanimously approved the referendum’s placement on the June ballot. More...

RSU 1 costs lawsuit heads to back burner

Court proceedings in West Bath’s lawsuit against Regional School Unit 1 did not take place as scheduled Thursday at the Sagadahoc County Courthouse. A clerk said Judge Andrew M. Horton postponed the proceedings until sometime in May. More...

Woolwich considers land purchase Friday

WOOLWICH — The Selectboard will conduct an executive session Friday morning to speak with a real estate agent regarding a possible acqusition of land. The executive session at the town office begins at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Here’s to your health

Koop: Science over ideology

C. Everett Koop, who died at the age of 96, was the most famous surgeon general this country has ever known, for a reason as relevant today as it was in the 1980s: He put science and public health above ideology. More...

GOP retreating on Medicaid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Feb. 27 became the latest Republican governor to decide to accept the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. More...

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CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: While cleaning out my attic yesterday, I found a letter that my daughter wrote to you a few years ago when she was 13. She was responding to a poem that had appeared in your column, “Legacy of an Adopted Child.” More...

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Maine

Jury gets Zumba case

ALFRED (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in the trial of an insurance agent charged with promoting prostitution at a Zumba studio in Maine. Prosecutors say Mark Strong Sr. More...

Maine woman pleads guilty to stealing

AUBURN (AP) — A Mechanic Falls woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the nonprofit group home for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities where she worked, and for stealing from one client. More...

North span of new bridge floats in

KITTERY (AP) — The north span of the new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has floated in. The span on the Kittery side was carried on a barge early today to its final destination. Workers are preparing to set it in place. More...

World

N-plant progressing in fuel removal plans

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — The operator of Japan’s tsunamihit nuclear plant says work is progressing on plans to remove fuel rods from a cooling pool at the center of international concerns. More...

U.S. accuses Iran of nuke ‘deception’

VIENNA (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy says Iran is committed to “deception, defiance and delay” in how it deals with international concerns about its nuclear program. More...

EU panel fines Microsoft $733M

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union Commission has fined Microsoft $733 million for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of internet browser. More...

Here come Blarney Days

Bath preps for annual celebration

BATH — The city’s annual celebration all things Irish runs the gamut from great beverages and entertainment at Byrnes’ Irish Pub, to film, to a road race and a full evening of Irish culture.Although Bath Blarney Days doesn’t officially begin until ne More...

Topsham housing and retail projects move forward

TOPSHAM A single-family home subdivision on Mallett Drive and a retail building planned for construction in the Topsham Fair Mall, were moved along by the Planning Board Tuesday. More...

Teen made snow cave to survive

Mass. skier found after 2 nights on Sugarloaf

A 17-year-old skier who tried to take a backcountry shortcut survived two nights in the wild by building a shelter, drinking from a stream and walking toward the sound of snowmobiles during the day, officials said Tuesday. More...

Richardson says delay in TIF talk for public input

BRUNSWICK LANDING

In a surprise move Monday, Town Councilors voted not to approve or reject tax increment financing districts for Brunswick Landing and Brunswick Executive Airport, putting the decision off for two weeks. More...

CORRECTION

The Times Record reserves this space to correct errors appearing in our news columns. We ask readers who are aware of factual errors to telephone Managing Editor Bob Mentzinger at 504-8209. More...

Obituaries

James (Jim) Foutch - 2014-07-29
Martha H. Noble - 2014-07-28
Janet Matheson Jones - 2014-07-25
Charles Henry Tibbetts - 2014-07-25
Stanley A. Ellsworth - 2014-07-25
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-07-25
Irene Ross Card - 2014-07-24
Jan Stoud Platou - 2014-07-24

Sports

Falmouth wins girls 3/4 tournament

Falmouth upended Gardiner 20-14 Sunday to win the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department’s Third- Fourth Grade Girls Basketball Tournament. After a 2-2 first-quarter tie, Falmouth led 9-4 at the half and 15-4 after three. More...

Bowdoin’s Ryan to lead athletics

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College has announced the appointment of Tim Ryan as Ashmead White Director of Athletics. Ryan, who has served as Interim Director of Athletics for the last nine months, was selected following a national search. More...

Bruins blow three-goal lead in loss to Caps

Eric Fehr scored 37 seconds into overtime Tuesday night, and the Washington Capitals rallied from a three-goal, first-period deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a thriller reminiscent of the teams’ seven-game playoff series a year ago. More...

Letters

Tedford’s partners warmed local homes

To the Editor: On behalf of the Warm Thy Neighbor heating assistance program, I wish to thank the very caring citizens of the Greater Brunswick area for generously responding to our recent request for assistance. More...

Watson should run for school board

To the Editor: It is the year 2013 and I feel it is time for political change in our area. This new year brings some wonderful and exciting things our way. More...

Business

A record year for Oasis Dental Clinic

BRUNSWICK — The Oasis Dental Clinic, a part of the Oasis Health Network, completed a record breaking year in 2012 with 177 patient visits to its twice monthly free dental clinic. More...

Freeport Sewer District earns award

FREEPORT — The Freeport Sewer District (FSD) recently earned the Energy Management Achievement Award from the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA). More...

Forum launches day one of Maine Jewish Film Festival

PORTLAND — The Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) starts its first full day of programming on Sunday, March 10, with the Women Filmmakers Forum, sponsored by the Davis Family Foundation, at Portland’s Nickelodeon Theater. More...

Nation

Snowstorm heads toward D.C.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way today to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. More...

Obama says U.S. supports people of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is affirming American support for the Venezuelan people and a constructive relationship with their government after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. More...

Obama, Republicans cooperate on spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt the impact of short-term spending cuts that kicked in with dire White House warnings a few days ago, with both sides eager to pocket More...