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At high court and others, Trump reverses legal course

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY JESSICA GRESKO The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Backing employers over employees. Backing the state of Ohio over groups involved in voter registration. Backing a narrow reading of a sexual discrimination law over a broad one.

Those are just some of the legal about-faces President Donald Trump’s administration is making at the Supreme Court and in lower courts.

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Wayward couple rescued after driving into ocean

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

TREMONT (AP) — Maine firefighters say they had to rescue a New York couple who took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Mom who ran over toddler loses license in an unrelated case

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine woman who was driving away from a birthday party when she ran over and killed her toddler daughter in a parking lot has lost her license due to an unrelated offense.

The Sun Journal reports 27-yearold Taneisha Thomas' license will be suspended for three years following an arrest last month for operating while under the influence.

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State gives blessing to Maine Medical expansion

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

PORTLAND (AP) — The state has signed off on Maine Medical Center's $512 million expansion that stands to become the largest ever undertaken by the hospital.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services this week blessed the project by granting a Certificate of Need.

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Brunswick School Board discusses plan to expand career and technical school access

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Teachers and the Brunswick School Board Wednesday discussed an initiative to expand technical education to middle schoolers. While both groups agree the initiative could be a positive opportunity for students, the lack of certified teachers in the state poses a challenge.

The proposal, LD 1576, was signed into law in June by Gov. Paul LePage.

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Maine DOT working plans to fix Brunswick intersection

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

BRUNSWICK (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation says it is working on plans to rebuild an intersection that has drawn numerous complaints.

Thousands of drivers use the intersection at Pleasant and Mill streets in Brunswick each day. WGME-TV reports department officials say they hope the new proposal eases up congestion in the intersection.

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Lisbon’s Mason announces he is running for governor

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
The Associated Press

LEWISTON

Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, has announced his candidacy for governor less than a month after the death of his mom, a state representative.

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Dem joins race for Lisbon seat

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07
The Times Record

LISBON

The Lisbon Democrats have announced another candidate to consider for the vacant House District 56 seat this November. Scott Hall is seeking the nomination on Sunday when Lisbon Democrats meet at the Lisbon Town Office to caucus.

“Lisbon is on the upswing,” Hall said. “We can keep this momentum going.”

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Maine taking final comments on tiny house regulations

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

AUGUSTA (AP) — The final day has arrived for supporters and opponents of tiny houses to make their case to the state of Maine.

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Patten Free Library Announces Vietnam War Film Series

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

BATH — In conjunction with the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary airing on PBS this fall, Patten Free Library in Bath will screen four award-winning films about the Vietnam War. The series begins Tuesday, October 17 with The Deer Hunter and ends November 7. Show time is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in our Community Room. Free admission & refreshments.

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Charlie Wing Book Talk on ‘Salt in Their Veins’

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

BATH — On Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library in Bath welcomes Charlie Wing for an author chat and book signing of “Salt in Their Veins.” The Mustard Seed Bookstore will handle sales.

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Auditions for Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center has announced all-ages auditions for its 2017 holiday family production based on the film “White Christmas.”

Auditions will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at the Chocolate Church Art Gallery, located at 804 Washington St. in Bath.

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Leopard Girls concert to benefit HHRC programming

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:07

BRUNSWICK — The Leopard Girls will perform their eclectic blend of jazz, rock, blues and pop music in a benefit concert for the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick on Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

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Vintage baseball returns to Crimmins Field in Brunswick

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06
Pejepscot Historical Society

BRUNSWICK

Pejepscot Historical Society once again invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of baseball played by 1860s rules. Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club faces off against the Sunrise Club at Crimmins Field, on Baribeau Drive in Brunswick, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m.

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Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06
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Freeport candidates line up for council, RSU5 seats

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

Nomination papers for the Nov. 7 election have been returned in Freeport for positions on the school board and town council.

Town Council seats open for election include:

• District 2, held by Chairwoman Sarah Tracy;

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Candy Cane Festival to replace train this holiday season

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06

BATH — The staff and volunteers at Tri-County Literacy have announced first annual Candy Cane Festival, to be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road.

The celebration will replace the Candy Cane Train event, which Tri-County Literacy has hosted for the past 11 years.

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Woman killed in I-295 crash

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

State Police say an Auburn woman died Thursday evening in a single-car collision on Interstate 295 in Brunswick.

Troopers said Therese Cyr, 76, of Auburn, was likely driving south in the northbound lane from Topsham when her car veered into the median and struck the Pleasant Street overpass bridge abutment.

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School board debates special education shift

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A state proposal to have public schools provide special education services to students in preschool could be implemented in July 2018. However, Brunswick school officials say local districts need a roll-out period of three to five years.

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Community hopes destroyed eatery rises from the ashes

Times Record - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:06
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BATH

While locals express hope that Southgate Family Restaurant will bounce back after a devastating fire Wednesday, owners Karl and Mirinda Schaumburg are still wondering exactly what caused the blaze.

“Obviously we’re not doing too well,” Karl Schaumburg told The Times Record on Thursday.

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