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Are We There Yet?

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY JONATHAN CRIMMINS

There is nothing that makes me less charitable in where I will choose to spend my hard-earned money than someone wasting my time. Why do I bring this up? Well the town of Wiscasset, in all their near-sighted wisdom is filing a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Transportation to stop a program that would help alleviate some of the state’s worst traffic.

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Search ongoing for missing woman

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Maine law enforcement officials are searching a property in Skowhegan as they look for a woman who has been missing for six months.

State Police, Skowhegan police and the Maine Warden Service focused Tuesday on a home and an adjacent wooded area in the search for 40-yearold Tina Stadig.

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Police charge runaway with breaking into summer homes

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

BELGRADE (AP) — State police in Maine say a 17-yearold runaway boy was arrested after breaking into summer homes, one of which he was living in.

Police say eight seasonal homes had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake. They say they found the teenager inside one of them and took him into custody.

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Woman admits to break-in that scared woman to death

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.

Belfast officials say 37-yearold Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month jail sentence. WABI-TV reports Shibles apologized in court Monday, saying she never meant to hurt anyone.

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Man to serve year in jail for unlicensed bitcoin operation

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Detroit man has been sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison for operating an unlicensed bitcoin business.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

Black Lives Matter to UU Church

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this

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Zinke wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
The Associated Press

MILLINOCKET

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a “made in Maine” solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

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West Bath man receives 14-year sentence for distributing opioids

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
The Times Record

WEST BATH

A West Bath has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Mickey Gilley, 35, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to the prison term and three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 1, according to a press release.

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County officials want sheriff fired over lewd photos, texts

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

PARIS (AP) — Members of a Maine county commission are seeking the removal of a sheriff who admitted sending a sexually explicit photo of him in uniform in his office.

The Sun Journal reports the Oxford County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to file a complaint asking Republican Gov. Paul LePage to remove Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant.

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Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in single-car crash

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

WINDHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say one person was killed and four others were injured when a car hit a tree.

WCSH-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Windham. Windham Police Captain Bill Andrew says officers were still trying to remove the vehicle from the tree that evening.

Police say one person has died and four others have been taken to a hospital.

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Hobbins says he’ll advocate for ‘207’

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s public advocate says he’s going to work to preserve Maine’s 207 area code on a panel that makes recommendations on telephone numbers and area codes.

The Federal Trade Commission recently re-chartered the North American Numbering Council to ensure the efficient and impartial assignment of numbering resources.

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Lewiston man sentenced to 10 years for drug, gun charges

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine man was sentenced to serve nearly 10 years in prison on drug and gun charges stemming from two separate arrests.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old David Tyree Brown pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct with a firearm. The Sun Journal reports he had been convicted in September on four charges of aggravated drug trafficking.

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Driver killed when snowplow leaves road, crashed into river

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

CLAYTON LAKE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police believe a medical issue could’ve preceded a fatal snowplow crash in Clayton Lake Township, Maine.

WAGM-TV reports that 51- year-old Cedric Pelletier of Sinclair died when his dump truck equipped with a plow and sander veered off the road and into a stream on Monday.

Police say Pelletier died at the scene from a head injury.

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Pet of the Week

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
Coastal Humane Society

BRUNSWICK

Diva is anything but! She is a sweet, three-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix that would love a family to play with her and love her — just in time for the holidays!

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Santa Fund is Dreaming of a White Christmas

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
The Santa Claus Fund

The mail is picking up and we now have received requests for 122 children, but that is still only about 25% of our average number of applicants.

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TROLLY CAROLING IN BATH

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
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Wreaths Across America caravan to drive through Bath and Brunswick

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Wreaths will be making their way across America Sunday, passing through Bath and Brunswick on the way to Arlington National Cemetery.

The annual Wreaths Across America convoy and escort will be traveling through the area along Route 1 on Sunday evening. The group expects a record 1.5 million wreaths to be laid in the coming days.

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Council obtains more details on train quiet zones

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Town Council has learned more about establishing a quiet zone along a stretch of railroad track, but is still waiting to find out how much it would cost.

The town has been investigating ways to address excessive noise caused by increased train activity, and complaints from neighbors of blaring train horns for the last several months.

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Harpswell eyes power for its people

Times Record - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

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