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Jones: Trump shouldn’t resign over allegations

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY HOPE YEN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones says he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, echoing the White House’s position that voters have already spoken on the issue.

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100-foot-long joint rolled in Mass.

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
The Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass.

Massachusetts marijuana aficionados have rolled a 100-foot-long joint.

The effort was led by Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group Beantown Greentown during an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday.

They perfected a secret rolling technique using 1,000 grams of their own pot trimmings.

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Flames threaten coastal communities

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY CHRISTOPHER WEBER The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES

Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.

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Being a Fan Way Back When

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY JANINE TALBOT

Donny Osmond turned 60 years old last week. It was not a trending story, it was just something that I knew, because for some reason almost 45 years later, the date of his birthday — December 9 — sticks in my head.

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LETTER

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

Thank You from Tri-County Literacy

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Today in History

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

Today is Monday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2017. There are 13 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On Dec. 18, 1892, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" publicly premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia; although now considered a classic, it received a generally negative reception from critics.

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Dealing With the Unthinkable

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY DOUGLAS MCINTIRE

The cold of the sun soaked room, replete with mass produced prints of pastoral paintings; here a landscape, there an ocean vista with waves frozen, mid crash, against the rocks as if to make the sea that much more benign and ordered.

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Political Cartoon

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UMaine wants farmers to think about growing in new weather

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

AUGUSTA (AP) — The University of Maine is inviting people who grow food for a living to a discussion of how changing weather patterns will impact their livelihoods.

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Maine wants to help grow grapes

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state of Maine wants to help residents learn to commercially grow grapes, even if it means putting up with a little wine every now and then.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting an introduction to grape growth in Augusta on Jan. 11. The state says the class is geared at growers who are interested in small-scale production.

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Maine bottling plant plans to expand

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

LEWISTON (AP) — The Louisiana-based producer of the Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey says a $1 million expansion of its Maine bottling plant will bring at least 30 new jobs.

Boston Brands of Maine, a division of Sazerac Company, says it's moving forward with an expansion at its Lewiston bottling plant.

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Ex-priest facing sex assault charge posts bail

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
The Associated Press

FREEPORT

A former Jesuit priest charged with child sexual assault dating to 1998 has posted bail and returned to a Catholic Church-run residential facility in Missouri.

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Police: Blood found throughout home of 4-year-old girl

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
The Associated Press

WISCASSET

Court records indicate police found blood stains at several locations inside the Wiscasset home where a 4- year-old girl was killed.

The affidavits became public Friday when 43-yearold Shawna Gatto made her first court appearance in the death of her fiance's granddaughter. She didn't enter a plea.

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LePage still wants to ban junk food from food stamp program

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine's Republican governor is still pressing for his proposal to prevent the use of food stamps for junk food and planned to bring it up this week in Washington.

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Collins says tax reform includes proposals she wanted

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

(AP) Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the tax reform overhaul now contains proposals she backed concerning state and local taxes, retirement savings and medical expenses.

The legislation would slash tax rates for big business and lower levies on the richest Americans. The GOP plans to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress this week before its year-end break.

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Daughter of driver with suspended license dies in crash

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08

CATHANCE Twp. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old girl died when her father drove off the road and hit a tree.

The Bangor Daily News reports 45-year-old Christopher Stevenson was driving the car that hit a tree along Route 191 in Cathance Township on Thursday night.

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The Santa Fund is Dreaming of a White Christmas

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY MARY WILKINS The Santa Claus Fund

As we approach the big day, we have snow on the ground and a chill in the air. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it? All the packages have been distributed and we know that there will be many smiles this year on Christmas morning.

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Maine lawmakers face big Medicaid, marijuana decisions

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine lawmakers are preparing for a 2018 session where Medicaid expansion and marijuana legalization are expected to take center stage.

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R10S HIGH-TECH TRAINING TOOL

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
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It’s up to voters — to keep or remove water tower

Times Record - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:08
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Harpswell voters will be presented with two options for the Mitchell Field water tower — keep it or remove it — at the annual town meeting.

That was the recommendation of the Water Tower Task Force in its presentation at Thursday’s selectmen meeting.

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