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Maine’s Sen. Collins: closing more military bases a bad idea

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

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she opposes a proposed round of military base closures.

Collins is making the comments in the wake of a proposed amendment to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act being considered by the Senate. She says the bases would be closed through a revised Base Realignment and Closure process beginning in 2021.

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State urges Mainers to use free program to dispose of pesticides

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

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state is urging Mainers to dispose of unusable and waste pesticides that could instead end up in the trash.

The Maine environmental and agricultural departments are hosting the free annual program in October.

The agencies plan to collect the unwanted chemicals and take them to out-of-state disposal facilities to be incinerated or reprocessed.

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Police: Man suffered life-threatening injuries in crash

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

NORTH YARMOUTH (AP) — Maine police say a man was seriously injured after he lost control of his vehicle and plunged down an embankment in North Yarmouth.

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Gov. Paul LePage’s home is back on the market after 3 years

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

BOOTHBAY (AP) — The Maine home purchased by Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his wife Ann three years ago is back on the market — at nearly double the price that the couple purchased it for in 2014.

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Maine firm gets Navy contract worth up to $30 million

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

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the U.S. Navy has awarded a contract worth up to $30 million to an engineering firm based in Portland.

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LEAF PEEPING SEASON PEEKING OUT

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
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Marine killed in helicopter crash to be put to rest in Maine

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

BETHEL ( AP) — A Marine who was killed in an August helicopter crash off the coast of Australia will be laid to rest in Maine.

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The Basic Players perform this weekend

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

BATH — The Basic Players are putting on a weekend of entertainment with performances Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Each performance will feature two one-act plays separated with an intermission. Mike Rowe is directing.

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Singing opportunities with Blanchard- Fleming Duo

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

WISCASSET — Conductor Linda Blanchard and pianist Sean Fleming, a married musical duo, have been collaborating in creating choral music in Midcoast Maine for more than 20 years, leading Sheepscot Valley Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Choirs.

Both choirs and the chorus are looking for new singers.

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Residents: Drug arrest a signal of hope for Sanford neighborhood

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY TAMMY WELLS Journal Tribune

SANFORD

At 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, it is relatively quiet at the intersection of Thompson Street and Island Avenue — quieter than usual.

That is because on Wednesday, Sanford Police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency had a very visible, heavy presence on the street.

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GREEN BRIDGE LANE CLOSURE STARTS MONDAY

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
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Daytime burglaries plague Bowdoin

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

Sagadahoc Sheriff's Office wants help finding a suspect responsible for a rash of daytime burglaries reported Thursday.

The sheriff ’s office announced on Facebook the burglaries occurred between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Two burglaries occured on West Road, one on Wood Schoolhouse Road and one on Meadow Road. Jewelry and cash were stolen.

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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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