April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Berry bill would set up ‘Buffett Rule’ here

Bid by Bowdoinham Democrat seeks to ‘make tax code fairer’

Democrats began a flurry of legislative responses to Gov. Paul LePage’s two-year budget Tuesday with a proposal by House Majority Leader Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, to enact a version of the “Buffett Rule” in Maine.  More...

Burgers, fries and yogurt to Cook’s Corner

Five Guys doing $250,000 in site upgrades

Two new eateries, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Five Guys Burgers & Fries, are preparing to move into empty storefronts at Cook’s Corner. Principals from each franchise said Tuesday they expect to be open for summer. More...

Reserves grew while colleges made big cuts  Free Access 

University of Maine System holds $177M in reserve

Four years ago, when the University of Maine System was cutting programs, officials were criticized for not making up the shortfall by taking money from reserves. More...



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UNITED WAY of Mid Coast Maine recently organized several community volunteer opportunities as part of National Volunteer Week. More...

N.Y. woman faces Freeport theft claim

FREEPORT — A New York woman was arrested Saturday and charged with stealing $840 in merchandise from CVS pharmacy.  Andrea Sanders, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y. More...

CIA analyst sets Bowdoin College talk

BRUNSWICK — A career CIA analyst will speak on “Balancing Civil Liberties and National Security: Inside Perspectives on the CIA” at Bowdoin College.  More...


Avoid being a Tweetiot

Embarrassing.  At this point, perhaps the less said the better about an Arkansas legislator’s brief but atrocious comment on Twitter last Friday, just when the whole country and much of the world was still watching the manhunt in Boston an More...

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Historic seascape to be lost in Brunswick

To the Editor:  An end of an important era in Brunswick history is at hand. One of the last pristine undeveloped seascapes in Brunswick is being parceled up and sold off.  More...

Americans united in the face of terror

To the Editor:  As I watched television the other night, I was overwhelmed by fans standing at Yankee Stadium and singing “Sweet Caroline.”  Yes, “Sweet Caroline” in the House that Ruth Built. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My son is a tall, strikingly handsome teenager, although somewhat shy. Our problem is that his looks attract the wrong kind of attention from aggressive girls, and it’s getting worse every year.  More...


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House OKs concealed weapons bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would keep as confidential personally identifying information on concealed weapons permits, such as name, birth date and street address, rather than leaving it subjec More...

Man pleads guilty to pension fraud

BANGOR (AP) — A Pittston man has pleaded guilty to theft of more than $83,000 in federal pension funds by continuing to receive retirement payments even after he returned to work.  Federal prosecutors say 68- year-old Gerald E. More...

Man gets 18 months for assault on infant

BANGOR (AP) — A Carmel man authorities say beat his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter in the parking lot of a Bangor hospital has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.  Scott Peavey was also sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation More...


3rd recession likely in U.K.?

LONDON (AP) — Recession may just be a word. More...

China plans more aircraft carriers

BEIJING (AP) — A top navy commander says China plans to operate more aircraft carriers in the future that will be even larger and carry more aircraft than the initial one launched last year.  More...

NATO says 13 Afghan insurgents killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says 13 insurgents have been killed in joint operations in eastern Afghanistan.  NATO’s eastern command said today that the insurgents were killed in operations that began on Tuesday.  More...

Freeport OKs funds for 'active living plan'

Town Council votes 6-1 to put $23,625 in capital plan

FREEPORT — An effort to make Freeport more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly has been approved for funding in the town’s capital plan.By a 6-1 Town Council vote Tuesday, the Active Living Task Force’s request for $23,625 to hire a consultant and prepa More...

Study doubts Brunswick parking need

Council report says a new garage would be 'last resort'

BRUNSWICK — Preliminary results of a recent audit confirmed that Brunswick has an adequate number of downtown parking spaces in its primary retail district, according to Council Vice Chairwoman Margo Knight. More...

Bean Signature line gives props to local paper

Times Record featured in global outfitter's ads

Who could dispute the seamless marketing synergy of attractive magazine models, hip and edgy apparel, and regional afternoon daily newspapers? L.L. More...

Pedro O'Haras poised to reopen  Free Access 

Flood damage shuttered Maine Street landmark

BRUNSWICK — Almost four months after water pipes burst and the resulting damage closed Pedro O’Hara’s, owner Troy Kavanaugh says the restaurant is almost ready to reopen. More...

Police help man from bridge

22-year-old called police for aid

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police say they responded to report of a person possibly about to jump from the Frank J. Wood Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Brunswick councilors wax poetic

Presented with 'dangerous' limerick, Pols avers

BRUNSWICK — Because At-Large councilor Benet Pols was ill for several weeks and had been relegated to monitoring council meetings on Channel 3, Chairwoman Suzan Wilson decided to do him a favor. More...



Bath  Arrests   Elmer Warren, 43, of Bath, April 21, 1:31 a.m., on a warrant for failure to appear on Court Street.  Timothy Murry, 51, April 21, 3:03 p.m., on a warrant for theft by misapplication of property on High Street. More...


Wait over for Falcons

Freeport girls lacrosse downs NYA, 13-8

It was a long time to wait for the Freeport High School girls lacrosse team.  The last time the Falcons took the field for a countable game, Freeport fell to Waynflete in the State Class B title game. More...

Anthony, Knicks rout Celtics

The New York Knicks are heading to Boston, then perhaps finally back to the second round.  The once-mighty Celtics don’t seem capable of stopping them.  Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. More...

Bruins fall flat in 5-2 loss to Flyers

Matt Read and Oliver Lauridsen scored goals 7 seconds apart to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.  Scott Hartnell, Jakub Voracek and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers, who failed to make t More...


How is austerity helping Europe?

Now, this week’s column might be a little too much “inside statistics” for you, but since they affect how the whole world came out of — or didn’t come out of — the Great Recession, it serves as a cautionary tale.&n More...

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Shere Punjab Herb & Spice Store

A new Brunswick business

Shere Punjab, a herb and spice store, is now open in Brunswick.  The business, located at 46 Maine St., offers a wide variety of exotic spices and Indian grocery items. It is open every day, except Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

CUs searching for Young & Free ‘spokester’

PORTLAND — Maine’s credit unions have launched their third search for a creative, tech-savvy individual to represent Generation Y (ages 18 to 25) as the “spokester” for their Young & Free Maine program.  More...

WWC holding marketing contest

Mini-grant of up to $400 up for grabs

BATH — Could your business use a marketing boost?  More...


Lawmakers ask: Who knew what about suspect?

Boston Marathon bombings

BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to Russia last year, renewing criticism from after the Sept. More...

Durable goods orders fall 5.7% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell sharply last month, dragged lower by a steep drop in volatile commercial aircraft demand. But orders that reflect business investment plans rose slightly.  More...