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Richmond family displaced by fire

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

RICHMOND

A Richmond house was badly damaged in a Thursday morning fire that displaced a family and killed two dogs.

The fire, reported at 532 Beedle Road just before 8 a.m., began in the kitchen and had spread to the living room by the time the homeowner arrived and reported it.

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‘One Light, Many Candles’ Concert Coming to Brunswick

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

BRUNSWICK — At First Parish Church of Brunswick on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., the Rev. Betty Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey will share “One Light, Many Candles,” a program of readings and music about faith.

The performance will be in First Parish’s sanctuary as part of their “300 Years on The Way” celebration of the church’s 300th anniversary.

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Tri-County Literacy launches Read Together program

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

BATH — Tri-County Literacy is launching Read Together, a new pilot program providing free tutoring to children in the Bath/Brunswick/Topsham area. Read Together is designed for families who want their children, ages 7-11, to have more one-on-one, after school support learning to read but cannot afford a private tutor.

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Swastika, anti-gay message found in college building

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Bowdoin College is investigating messages found in a campus building which included a swastika and homophobic language. Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster notified students and employees on Aug. 31, two days after the graffiti was found.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

CONSUELO “CONNIE” BAILEY oversees her art students during their weekly art class at People Plus. Bailey is a local award-winning artist whose works are displayed in many private and corporate collections. She shares her love of art with her students teaching a mixed media class at the People Plus Center on Tuesdays.

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Maine court to hold session at FHS

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
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FREEPORT

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court will hear three appeals at Freeport High School at the invitation of state Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon on Thursday, Oct. 12.

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MCHPP hosts SNAP Challenge

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program is hosting a SNAP Challenge, an opportunity to reflect on food insecurity by living on the SNAP budget of $4/day for a week. The activity will take place from Sept. 18-24 and anyone is welcome to join.

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Fake news discussion in Brunswick

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

BRUNSWICK — Join members of the Maine Press Association for a discussion about fake news, how it spreads and how some politicians now use the claim to attack the press. The discussion, hosted by the American Association of University Women, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. at Thornton Oaks Retirement community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

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Bowdoin College announces new initiative to encourage public service

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK

A new three-component program at Bowdoin College will help students gain insight into the rewards and challenges of serving the common good by working in and through government agencies, political offices and non-governmental organizations engaged in public policy.

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Autumn birding adventure with KELT

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

[img_assist|nid=1173649|title=|desc= JOIN KELT for a Great Maine Outdoor experience on 9/30 at 8:00am to practice birding skills at Segerstrom Preserve on Westport Island.

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Get strays spayed at community clinic

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

TOPSHAM — Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Topsham is asking residents of Androscoggin, Kennebec, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Oxford counties who are feeding, or have knowledge of unowned, or “Community Cats” (barn, feral, stray) to schedule spay-neuter and vaccination against rabies. This service is free.

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Freeport Cultural Plan meeting is Sept. 25

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
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FREEPORT

A meeting will be held this month to define the goals and objectives for the Freeport Cultural Plan at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Freeport Middle School.

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LIBRARY HONORS SCOUTS’ GARDEN WORK

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 2022 was recently honored by Topsham Public Library Director Susan M. Preece in a special reception to celebrate the Scouts’ work on the Hidden Meaning of Flowers garden. Troup 2022, based in Topsham, are Claire Caton, Gracelynn Dauphinais, Sophie Gonzalez, Megan Hughes, Anya Kowalsky, Avery Myrick, Sophie Powell and Lorelei Whalen.

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Main St. Bath leader departs

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Main Street Bath Director Jacob Korb will be stepping down today to move to Pittsburgh, where he has accepted a new position as manager of donor relations at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Korb has roots in northwest Pennsylvania where he grew up and went to school at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Coastal communities to join annual cleanup effort

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

GEORGETOWN

As part of the national Coastweek starting on Saturday, volunteers all along Maine’s coast will take part in the annual Maine Coastweek Coastal Cleanup.

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Impact good and bad in waters off N.E.

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

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Indigenous group to go before council

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Town Council on Monday will consider adopting a resolution acknowledging Maine’s indigenous people.

The MidCoast Indigenous Awareness Group has asked the council to adopt the resolution, which recognizes the second Monday in October — the date on which Columbus Day falls — as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Personalized learning

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY MARIA DANILOVA The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1173493|title=|desc= MAXWELL HARVEY, 14, listens to his teacher during English class at the Washington Leadership Academy in Washington.

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Private companies drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY ALEX SANZ The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

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Lyft seizes opportunity as Uber tries to outrun woes

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY TOM KRISHER and MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writers

SAN FRANCISCO

When management upheaval, allegations of corporate espionage, and revelations of sexual harassment sent Uber into a public relations sinkhole, its long overshadowed rival Lyft shifted into overdrive.

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