March 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Stark rise seen in displaced students

BRUNSWICK Child homelessness is not supposed to happen here. More...

Ipcar is Georgetown’s ‘Outstanding Citizen’

GEORGETOWN Artist and author Dahlov Ipcar received Georgetown’s Outstanding Citizen Award at the annual “Get To Know Your Neighbor Party’ on March 17. The ceremony was held at the Georgetown Community Center. More...

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Local

Brackett’s shines again with high rating

BATH Clearly, Steve and Kimberly Brackett have a winner at their IGA. The grocery at 185 Front St. More...

‘Cram the Van’ event slated

TOPSHAM Mt. Ararat High School’s Interact Club is holding its annual “Cram the Van” event Saturday to benefit a local food pantry in the Hannaford supermarket parking lot in Topsham. The food drive will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Smoke detector alerts occupants who put fire out

BRUNSWICK Brunswick firefighters were called to a reported building fire Thursday morning on Jordan Avenue that was extinguished by the occupants woken by a smoke detector. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Take care of the next shooter

One feature shared by Newtown gunman Adam Lanza and mass-shooters at Virginia Tech, Aurora and Tucson is mental illness. More...

Ryan’s lyin’

The economy has been rebounding, the stock market is roaring, austerity economics have failed all over Europe, and U.S. voters spoke loudly on Nov. More...

Commentary

Economic reality transforms the American Dream

Welcome to the new version of the American Dream. It may look the same as the old one — personal prosperity and owning your own home — but fewer people are likely to live it, and if they do, it will happen later in life. More...

Et Cetera

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CALENDAR

Fri/22 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...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My 25-yearold son, “Mark,” lives at home, has a full-time job and dates a girl, “Julia,” who is a minister’s daughter. More...

Nation

Link eyed between Texas shootout, Colo. prison chief death

DECATUR, Texas Investigators from three Colorado police agencies rushed to Texas to determine if a man identified as a parolee, who was critically wounded by Texas police after a harrowing 100-mph car chase, is linked to the slaying of Colorado&rsqu More...

Gun legislation

Reid: Background checks will be in bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are taking an aggressive stance in their drive to curb firearms, announcing that the gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include expanded federal background checks for gun purchasers. More...

U.S. home sales highest in more than three years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years, and more people put their homes on the market. More...

Ticket

DANCE FESTIVAL TOUTS A ‘Folk Smorgasbord’

TOPSHAM T he DownEast Country Dance Festival will celebrate its 23rd season of traditional music and dance this weekend, March 22 and 23, at Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagle’s Way, and at the Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave. More...

Life, war relationships explored in TPT’s ‘Time Stands Still’

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies’ recent Broadway hit, “Time Stands Still,” continues its Maine premiere this week at The Public Theatre in Lewiston. More...

Lincoln Canoe and Kayak subject of talk

TOPSHAM — On March 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Topsham Public Library, Cathance River Education Alliance will present their first Maine business, education and the environment program as part of its Community Nature Program. More...

Sandy Polster, former Times Record managing editor, dies  Free Access 

Sandor M. "Sandy" Polster, former managing editor of The Times Record, died Thursday, March 21 from the effects of an almost-three-year battle with gastric cancer. He was 71. More...

Harriman leaving as principal at Fisher Mitchell  Free Access 

BATH — Nancy Harriman, an educator in Bath public schools for 10 years, will leave her position as principal at Fisher Mitchell School at the end of the current school year. More...

BAILEY EVENING SCHOOL

Tour, talk mark a century of learning

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SPRING HAS ARRIVED

TYLER WINKLER of Brunswick begins his fourth season as a “frappe boy” at Fat Boy Drive-In Thursday with a line of car hop trays waiting to head out the door. More...

 

Obituaries

Wendall B. Kinney - 2014-12-19
Nancy Birckbichler - 2014-12-19
Robert H. Jackson - 2014-12-19
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-12-19
Grace Sproul - 2014-12-18
Wilma Marie Hovey - 2014-12-18
Frances M. Fossett - 2014-12-18
Mary M. Day - 2014-12-18
Charles Cole Sr. - 2014-12-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-12-18
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-12-18
Marion M. Gilmore - 2014-12-17
Jane A. Lindholm - 2014-12-17
Alan William Markell - 2014-12-17
Dorothy M. McKenna - 2014-12-17
Barbara R. Pierce - 2014-12-17
Carleton T. Pellerin - 2014-12-16
Donald G. Thomas - 2014-12-16

Community

IN MATH MEET

THE THIRD SOUTHERN MAINE Elementary Math League meet was held in Portland on March 7 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., town office. Arrowsic SELECTBOARD, Monday, 6 p.m., town hall. Bowdoin BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town office. PLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 7 p.m., town office. Bowdoinham More...

Sports

NCAA tourney off and running

Harvard upset highlights opening day; No. 1s advance

The 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament began on Thursday with 16 games taking place. West Regional No. 14 Harvard 68, No. 3 New Mexico 62 Give those Harvard kids an A-plus in another subject: Bracketbusting 101. More...

Seidenberg lifts Bruins past Senators, 2-1

OTTAWA (AP) — Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins left Ottawa with their customary two points. This time, Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to help the Bruins beat the Senators 2-1 on Thursday night. More...

Pats sign Wilson

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Adrian Wilson gives the New England Patriots the physical presence they’ve lacked at safety. They give the former Arizona Cardinal a chance for a rare playoff appearance. More...

Letters

Obama the spender helped avert recession

To the Editor: There are those critical of then-U.S. Sen. Obama for referring to President Bush as irresponsible and unpatriotic for increasing the budget deficit $4.9 trillion during his eight years in office. More...

Proud of what we do at Bath Iron Works

To the Editor: I can’t believe the letter Kendall Merriam wrote to The Times Record downing the shipbuilders of Bath Iron Works (“Shame on you, Bath Iron Works,” page A6, Feb. 28). More...

Worship

Pilgrim’s Process

First Parish labyrinth offers some a pathway to peace, contentment
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BRUNSWICK F irst Parish Church is offering a little pilgrimage of its own on Good Friday. More...

Mid-coast celebrating Holy Week

Several Mid-coast congregations will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with special Holy Week services. Corliss Street Baptist Church, Bath More...

Camp day set Sunday at Pilgrim Lodge

BRUNSWICK — First Parish Church will host Pilgrim Lodge Camp Day on Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to noon. Activities will include games, crafts, food, and videos about Pilgrim Lodge UCC summer camp. More...

Maine

Strong gets 20 days in Zumba sex case

PORTLAND (AP) — An insurance agent who helped run a prostitution operation out of his mistress’s Zumba studio and watched sex videos made with a hidden camera will serve 20 days in jail for a scandal that rocked a seaside community better More...

LePage unveils bond bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — As he proposed a $100 million bond issue bill for transportation projects Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage turned up the heat on Democrats to move on his plan to pay a Medicaid debt to the state’s hospitals. More...

Furloughs delayed for shipyard workers

KITTERY (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators say an announcement by the Defense Department that it will delay furlough notices for civilian employees is encouraging and timely for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and other defense facilities. More...

World

Obama ends Israel visit with symbolic stops

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state’s right to exist. More...

U.S. drone kills 3 suspected militants

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed three suspected militants, two intelligence officials said today. More...

Assad vows to clean country of extremists

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian president vowed today to rid the country of Muslim extremists whom he blamed for a suicide blast the previous evening that killed dozens of people, including a top Sunni preacher who was a staunch supporter of More...