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Pope denounces ‘cancer’ of cliques, ambition in Vatican

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY

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FAITH NOTES :

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

I’d been meaning to visit ever since she’d called early last fall with the news. A neighbor’s pear tree was ripe with unpicked fruit. Since she could no longer drive, did I want to pick the pears?

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All Saints Parish hosting Christmas Eve sing-along

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

BRUNSWICK — All Saints Parish will host a special Christmas carol sing-along in front of the town gazebo located in the Mall (between Maine Street and Park Row in Brunswick) on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

The parish will donate one dollar to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program for each person who comes to sing.

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Police arrest owners of condemned dogs

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

WATERVILLE (AP) — Police have arrested the owners of two pit bills that were ordered to be put down for killing a Boston terrier and seriously injuring a woman in Maine.

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Maine unemployment down slightly again in November

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine's unemployment rate fell slightly in November.

The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in November was down 0.2 percentage points from October. It was also slightly down from 3.8 percent a year ago.

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Attorney accuses state police of racial profiling

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

PORTLAND (AP) — An attorney claims state police engaged in racial profiling when they stopped a van filled with immigrants on Interstate 295 in Maine.

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Cops: Man found dead in burned out home killed himself

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

LEBANON (AP) — The State Medical Examiner’s Office says a man whose body was found in a burned out home in southern Maine had killed himself.

Officials say they found the body of 58-year-old James Avery on the second floor when they responded to the fire on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say Avery set the Lebanon house on fire before shooting himself.

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Former state trooper facing drug charges

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

GORHAM (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says a retired state trooper has been charged with selling cocaine and fentanyl.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 51- year-old Jeffrey Linscott late Wednesday in Gorham, where he was allegedly making a drug transaction in a grocery store parking lot.

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Maine officer’s Yuletide cheer wins accolades

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine police officer’s rendition of “O Holy Night” is winning accolades online.

Portland Police Officer Jeremy Turner was a music major at the University of Southern Maine before walking a beat. He recently decided to put his voice to use to spread Yuletide cheer in a city park.

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Maine exploring options to serve mentally ill youth

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Department of Corrections representatives say they are exploring using secure, regional psychiatric facilities to serve young people with serious mental illness.

The Bangor Daily News reports Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick said Thursday the move could ease pressure on Long Creek Youth Development Center staff.

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Joy to the weed: Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Peter Bernard’s Yuletide plans include dressing up in a tuxedo emblazoned with marijuana leaves, donning a green Santa hat and doling out cookie bars made with marijuana to his friends from a big pillowcase.

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2 sexual misconduct complaints reported in Legislature since 2008

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Over the last decade, the Maine Legislature has received two complaints of sexual misconduct or harassment against legislators, records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press through a public records request show.

Both complaints were against House lawmakers. The Maine Senate has not received any such complaints since 2008.

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Winter provides 3-part punch in New England

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

(AP) The first of a threepart dose of winter weather is arriving in northern New England.

The National Weather Service says snow will fall Friday across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with the heaviest accumulations of up to 6 inches in southern Maine and New Hampshire.

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Brunswick Rotary Takes on Challenges Big and Small

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01
BY CLAUDIA FROST Brunswick Rotary Club

[img_assist|nid=1192800|title=|desc= HELPING OUT at Midcoast Hunger Prevention's Harpswell Food Bank behind the Town Hall in October were, from the Brunswick Rotary Club, left to right, Doc Philips, David Taft, Steve Baldwin, Stanley Primmer, Carolyn Bulliner, Sandy Morrell-Rooney, Patty Biggs and Claudia Frost.

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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:01

In 1775, Esek Hopkins was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy.

In 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. (Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.)

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Income Gap Grows, Even Before Tax Bill

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:00
BY GORDON L. WEIL

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and that has nothing to do with the tax bill.

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Racing Against the Storm on Bigelow Mt.

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:00
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

Except for three years in the Army, I’ve lived my entire life in Maine. One would surmise that after seven decades experiencing Maine winters, they wouldn’t come as a surprise.

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When the Song Doesn’t Remain the Same

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:00

If you happen to tune to WCME 900AM starting at noon Christmas Eve, you can hear James Taylor and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Stay tuned and you’ll hear another version, and then another, and yet another.

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My West Virginia

Times Record - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:00
BY DAVID TREADWELL

I’ve recently written about our local history, so now please indulge me. Here are some memories of West Virginia, the state where I spent my formative years (1950-58).

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Political Cartoon

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