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Vincent takes first in college meet

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

BRUNSWICK — Paced by the first-place finish of sophomore Chandler Vincent of Pownal and Freeport High School, the University of Southern Maine men’s cross country team finished second among the seven teams competing Saturday at the Bowdoin College Invitational II.

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Mt. Ararat JV earns FH win

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School field hockey jayvee team scored early and often en route to a 5-0 win over Hampden Academy on Friday.

Annie Wilkins opened the scoring off an assist from Kelsey Dwelley with 14:45 remaining in the first half.

Nicole Thibotot scored the next two goals for the Eagles, the second assisted by Wilkins, Dwelley made it 4-0 at the half.

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Mt. Ararat MS ‘A’ team victorious

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

LEWISTON — The Mt. Ararat Middle School “A” field hockey squad rolled to an 11-0 win over Lewiston recently.

Paige Witwicki scored four goals, Jazzy Huntsman had three and assisted on two others for pace the Eagles.

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Playoffs begin tonight

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY BEN WALKER The Associated Press

All those home runs by Aaron Judge, all those wins by the Los Angeles Dodgers, nicely done. Except none of that matters now — a sinker that bounces to the backstop, a liner that hooks barely foul, the whole script flips.

October has a way of doing that.

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Richmond, OOB all tied up

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY ERIC MAXIM The Times Record

[img_assist|nid=1177170|title=|desc= RICHMOND’S KRISTY SULLiVAN (center, top of page) races Old Orchard Beach’s Riley Blatchford (right) to the ball as Bobcats Rylie Irish (5) and Caitlin Kendrick (14) look on. Below, Ashley Brown (right) stops Madison LaChance as she tries to move down the field with the ball. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in double-overtime.

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Catalans protest police crackdown during vote

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES The Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain

Several thousand protesters gathered today outside the Barcelona headquarters of Spain’s National Police to protest alleged brutality by police during a disputed referendum on Catalonia’s secession that left hundreds of people injured.

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Supreme Court takes up key case about partisan redistricting

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

The Supreme Court is taking up a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country.

The justices are hearing arguments today in a dispute between Democratic voters and Wisconsin Republicans who drew maps that have entrenched their control of the legislature in a state that is otherwise closely divided between the parties.

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Ties threatened: U.S. set to tell Cuba to remove most diplomats

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Only days ago, the United States and Cuba maintained dozens of diplomats in newly re-opened embassies in Havana and Washington, powerful symbols of a warming relationship between longtime foes. Now both countries are poised to cut their embassies by more than half, as uncanny, unexplained attacks threaten delicate ties between the Cold War rivals.

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Trump heads to Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY JILL COLVIN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump is heading to San Juan today to meet with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism that the federal government’s response has been sluggish continues.

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In hurricanes’ aftermath, tech eases return to school

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY CAROLYN THOMPSON The Associated Press

Smartphone exchanges, social media, messaging apps and websites rendered students and their teachers at once disconnected and connected in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Heroic acts saved countless lives at Las Vegas shooting

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY AMANDA LEE MYERS and JOCELYN GECKER The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS

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Sylvia D. Daddio

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

BRUNSWICK — Sylvia Dawn Daddio, 73, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at her home in Brunswick. Sylvia was born May 29, 1944, on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada to Murray T. and Virginia (Tate) Clift.

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Ronald J. Allard

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

TOPSHAM — Ronald J. Allard, 74, of 52 Granite Hill Drive, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at Mid Coast Hospital.

He was born in Brunswick, March 15, 1943, the son of Joseph Sarto and Irene Schinck Allard. and was a graduate of Brunswick High School. He married Judith Auger Tillman, Sept. 11, 1999.

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Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1177152|title=|desc= TOM PETTY performs with The Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2008. Petty has died at age 66. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks says Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered cardiac arrest.

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Loraine C. Wright

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

On September 28, 2017, Loraine C. Wright passed away at her home on Pleasant Pond in Litchfield, surrounded by her children. Loraine, or Rainey as she was best known, was born in Farmingdale, ME, on August 15, 1928, and was the daughter of William and Elsie James Daigle.

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Cryptoquote

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Sudoku

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Crossword

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09

DEAR ABBY: I am in a long-distance relationship with a man who lives halfway across the country. Because he’s very wealthy, he arranges for all the airfare. I am a single mother and I have limited finances.

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About the Power of the Press

Times Record - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
BY GENE POLICINSKI

WASHINGTON

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

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