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Dear Abby

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and so is my boyfriend. He is an only child, and all throughout his life, his parents have put a lot of pressure on him. Recently, they’ve been talking about him getting into an honors program in a college.

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Preserving the Past

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY DOUGLAS MCINTIRE

I had a great first car growing up — a 1953 Chevy restored to mint condition by my dad (with a little help from me when he was away on deployment). Sure, I kept it shiny when I felt like I had the time but in retrospect, I really don’t feel like I did enough to conserve and maintain this antique entrusted to me.

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Remember When Matt Lauer Was Trump’s Chump?

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY DICK POLMAN Guest Column

Matt Lauer will be remembered as a fallen sexual harasser, but in my mind, he’s forever immortalized as a Donald Trump toady.

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LETTER

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

Train Should Be Embraced

Dear People of Brunswick: I am simply astounded at your noisy desire to thwart one of the greatest traditions of this country — our railroad.

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Today in History

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

In 1619, a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Virginia, where they held a service thanking God for their safe arrival.

In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
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Pilot program will take Downeaster to Rockland

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
The Associated Press

ROCKLAND

The operator of Amtrak’s Downeaster is planning a pilot run from Brusnwick to Rockland as soon as this month to test the viability of the program.

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Man armed with crossbow arrested following standoff

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

CHESTERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say they arrested a man armed with a crossbow and high-powered pellet gun after a 10-hour standoff at a mobile home.

Maine State Police say that 41-year-old Vance Billings was charged with aggravated criminal trespass and mischief and violating bail conditions.

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Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a man who later died from his injuries.

Lewiston police say they received an early Sunday morning call about a man on the ground in the travel lane on Pleasant Street in Lewiston.

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Sheriff’s deputy involved in rollover

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

LIMERICK (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a sheriff ’s deputy was involved in a rollover crash.

Police say the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Limerick. York County Sheriff Bill King says a deputy was responding to a domestic assault call when he flipped his cruiser.

The deputy was not injured in the crash.

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State agencies agree to shift more funds to job training

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine workforce boards are agreeing to spend a larger share of federal funds on job training following criticism from Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

The Portland Press Herald reports the state workforce board agreed Friday to set a goal of 45 percent of federal funds devoted to job training next year. That jumps to 60 percent in 2019.

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Maine wants more people to visit the state in the winter

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine might be cold and snowy in the winter, but that’s part of what makes it the perfect place for skiing and snowmobiling.

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Region seen as having sufficient winter power supplies

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — New England’s power grid operator doesn’t foresee any major problems supplying the region with sufficient electricity this coming winter.

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Former priest pleads not guilty to new sexual abuse charges

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

A former Jesuit priest and Maine high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Freeport church nearly 20 years ago.

The Portland Press Herald reports a court on Friday set bail at $50,000 for 80-year-old James Francis Talbot on Friday.

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SKIING SANTAS

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
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Yingst of Mars Exploration Rover Mission to give talk at People Plus

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

BRUNSWICK — Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and Brunswick resident R. Aileen Yingst will discuss the Curiosity rover project 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at People Plus

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Brunswick, Freeport versions of Monopoly available

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick- and Freeport-themed Monopoly -style games are being sold by the Brunswick Downtown Association and Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce, respectively.

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Moore named TR’s senior staff writer

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Longtime Times Record reporter Darcie Moore has been promoted to the new position of senior staff writer at the paper, effective today.

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Harpswell sticks with recycling company

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Casella will continue as contractor for Harpswell’s solid waste needs in 2018 after selectmen last week approved pursuing a pact with the company.

“We went out for bid a couple of months ago, actually,” said Recycling Center Manager Chuck Perow. “Our contract for waste disposal comes up at the end of this year.”

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Fire department nets grant for new boat

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Fire Department will have a new tool in its arsenal come springtime.

The department was awarded a $30,000 grant in September to help purchase a new, 18-foot flat bottom boat with a jet outboard. The new vessel will help with search and rescue operations, as well as provide increased access to area islands and local waters.

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