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Poets Society head gets tombstone

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY DAVID SHARP The Associated Press

FREEPORT

The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America is preparing for the day he'll become a dead poet himself — by getting a tombstone.

Walter Skold is drawing inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 bards for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike.

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The Holiday Between the Holidays

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY JANINE TALBOT

Our Christmas village sits in the bay window of our living room, lights glowing inside ceramic homes positioned near the ice skating rink that rounds out a miniature community.

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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

Today is Friday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2017. There are 30 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

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Brunswick Coastal Rotary Supports Local Physicians in Burundi Water Project

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY SUSAN BLACK Brunswick Coastal Rotary Club

With Thanksgiving just over and the season of giving underway in this bounteous land, most of us don’t have to worry about where our next glass of water comes from. But in Kigutu, Burundi, water for the family has to be collected every day from Lake Tanganika or other streams and brought home over a five-mile walk in large old gasoline cans.

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Town Trees – McKeen Woods

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY SANDY STOTT

It’s not easy to miss the stand of tall white pines mixed with a few oaks on the corner of McKeen and Spring streets. Taller than any house and rich with shade in the hot months, these trees are no yard-ornamentals; they are a micro forest in mid-town Brunswick.

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Here We Go Again

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY GARY ANDERSON

Bath Iron Works is currently competing for new contracts in a $19 billion bidding war against five other shipyards seeking to build 20 frigates for the U.S. Navy.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

Congress Votes with its Wallet

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Celebrating Our History

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY DAVID TREADWELL

Part I

W hat small town in

America served as home to three of the 19th century’s most celebrated writers, including one whose novel outsold all books in that century but the Bible? Answer: Brunswick. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”)

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Too Much Government or Too Little?

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY GORDON L. WEIL

When you hear the term “net neutrality,” do your eyes glaze over?

It may sound techie, but it is about the major issue of the day: the roles of government and private enterprise.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

CAMERAMEN GORDAN BRINGHAM, left and Ed Harris, both members of People Plus, volunteer each month to help film the center's two tv shows, News and Views, which talks about what is going on at the People Plus Center and People Plus Cooks!, a monthly cooking show that highlights healthy versions of historical recipes from the senior community.

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2018 Moxie Festival logo contest open

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
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LISBON

Now that the 2018 Moxie Festival theme has been chosen, organizers are looking for next year’s logo.

Each year, Lisbon’s Moxie Festival Committee invites people to design a logo that captures the excitement, energy and purpose of the festival.

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Bowdoin establishes guest semester program for Puerto Rican, US Virgin Island students affected by hurricanes

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College is opening its doors and classrooms to students in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands whose education has been disrupted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Burton talk at Curtis Library

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

BRUNSWICK — Author June Vail will talk about her book, “The Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton's Modern Victorian Life,” on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-3 p.m.

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STUDENT NOTES

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

High Honors

Grade 9 Habits of Work: Chloe Barber, Jane Dawson, Elias Dorsey, June Duchesneau, Meredith Feller, Liam Hornschild-Bear, Joseph Les, Rachel Packard, Leah Rusiecki

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Police investigate armed robbery of Lisbon Big Apple

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
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LISBON

Lisbon police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Big Apple on Lisbon Street.

The robbery was reported at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday. According to a press release, a lone male entered the store brandishing a knife, demanding money from the two employees. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed sum of money.

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Ex-priest charged with sex crimes

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
From staff and wire reports

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A former Jesuit priest and Maine high school teacher indicted on sex abuse charges has settled a lawsuit with a man who claimed he was assaulted when he was between eight and nine.

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Council takes up quiet zones report at Monday meeting

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Town Council on Monday will review a report on creating quiet zones, in light of complaints regarding excessive noise by Downeaster passenger trains.

The town is expecting to receive the report today by engineering firm Gorrill Palmer, and copies will be available at the town office Monday.

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Brunswick School Department updates emergency response plan

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick’s School Department is beefing up its emergency plan that would deal with, among other scenarios, an active shooter.

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MIDCOAST MAGIC

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
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State rep: Linemen layoffs left company understaffed

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

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