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Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

America has been called a melting pot, but

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Motorist drove ‘vast’ number of miles before fatal crash

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

BAR HARBOR (AP) — The district attorney’s office says a Virginia motorist drove a “vast” number of miles with little rest before a fatal crash in a restaurant parking lot in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Verizon to end service for some Maine customers

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

PORTLAND (AP) — Verizon officials say they will be ending their service for some customers in Maine.

In an email sent Tuesday, company spokesman David Weissmann tells the Portland Press Herald customers were notified of their service ending Oct. 17.

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Dem wants specifics on uninvestigated deaths

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker says that state health officials failed to provide specific answers about a federal audit revealing the agency failed to investigate the deaths of disabled adults.

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Changes made to city policy after island tour

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland officials have changed city policy after several City Council members appeared to violate the state’s open meeting law during a trip to a small Maine island.

The Portland Press Herald reports officials announced Tuesday all events that involve at least three council members will be posted on the city’s online calendar.

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Town officials look to change perception of Maine Day

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

ORONO (AP) — Maine officials are concerned an annual day of celebration for the University of Maine has become an issue.

Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing says Maine Day has become a day where students drink all day and become a nuisance for police and residents. WABITV reports that Maine Day is an unofficial holiday for students to mark the end of the year.

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Man accused of shooting farm stand pleads not guilty

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man accused of shooting a firearm into a neighbor’s farm stand has pleaded not guilty, saying he was trying to scare off a rabid raccoon.

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Maine uninsured rate remains below national level

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

New U.S. Census Bureau figures show that the number of Maine residents without health insurance stayed steady from 2015 to 2016.

According to a new federal report released Tuesday , Maine’s uninsured rate of 8.6 percent is a drop from 11.2 percent in 2013.

About 106,000 Mainer residents lacked health insurance last year, down from 147,000 residents in 2013.

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Vigil planned for mother killed by son in Massachusetts

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

ROCKPORT (AP) — A vigil is being held in Maine to honor a woman whose son is charged with killing her and three others.

The candlelight vigil for 60-year-old Elizabeth Krause will take place Thursday evening in Rockport, where she and her 22- year-old Orion Krause, lived.

Elizabeth Krause, known by her nickname Buffy, was bludgeoned to death in Groton,

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Leaf peeping season just now peeking out in northern Maine

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s fall foliage season is underway, and the state is promoting its annual display of orange, yellow and red as the leaves begin to turn.

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MSMT hosts costume and yard sale

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre will hold its annual costume and yard sale Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its rehearsal hall at 22 Elm St., Brunswick.

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Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
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AUGUSTA

The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers’ compensation for medical marijuana.

It’s the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement for medical marijuana.

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BOWDOINHAM’S DYER HONORED

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KELT Summertime Shindig Sept. 28

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is hosting its final Summertime Shindig fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

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Patten Free Library |to host beginner Magic tournament

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

BATH — On Saturday, Sept. 30, Patten Free Library will host a Beginner Magic Tournament for anyone in grades six through 12 residing in the library’s service area who would like to learn how to play the game. The event will be held in the Library’s second floor Community Room from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

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United Way of Mid Coast Maine kicks off $1.8M campaign

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
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[img_assist|nid=1173403|title=|desc= UNITED WAY OF MID COAST MAINE’S CAMPAIGN LOANED EXECUTIVES, from left, are Deb Sullivan of L.L. Bean, Sherri Emery of FHC, Inc., Deanna DeLuca of Norway Savings Bank, Regina Ketcheson, sponsored by Bath Savings Institution, Angela Pellerin of Hannaford, and John Portela of Bath Iron Works and Local S6.

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State supports plans for new Morse school

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Following a successful straw poll vote on the concept design and budget for the new Morse High School and Bath Regional Career and Technical Center Tuesday, RSU 1 officials traveled to Millinocket to present the plans to the State Board of Education.

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BOWLING IN BOWDOINHAM

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Brunswick police probe another attempted burglary

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick police are investigating the third attempted burglary in as many weeks involving a male suspect entering an unlocked home and leaving empty-handed after finding residents at home.

Police were called to Bowker Street at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday after a woman awoke to find a man inside her house, said Brunswick Police Cmdr. Tom Garrepy.

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Lisbon to study ambulance service options

Times Record - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

Lisbon may change its ambulance provider after Lisbon Emergency requested a stipend from the town for the first time.

Town Manager Diane Barnes said Lisbon Emergency has never asked the town for funding before, but is now requesting $127,885 for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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