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Driver of funeral home vehicle killed in crash

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

GREENE (AP) — State police say a funeral home employee transporting a body was killed when his van was hit from behind by a sport utility vehicle.

Police say the crash killed 59-year-old Richard Charest of Winthrop. It happened on Route 202 in Greene on Monday evening.

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Former town manager heading to trial

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

OGUNQUIT (AP) — A former town manager in Maine is headed for trial on charges that he collected illegitimate parking fees.

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Maine looking at worst year for pedestrian deaths in decade

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say the number of pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles in 2017 is poised to be the highest in more than 10 years.

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Home sales were up in Maine in October

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family existing homes increased by a little more than 8 percent in October 2017 compared to a year earlier.

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Hunters asked to step up game meat donation as holidays near

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine wildlife officials are encouraging hunters in the state to consider donating game meat to the hungry as Thanksgiving nears.

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GIFT CARDS TO BUILD COMMUNITY

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
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Police investigate pair of burglaries

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick police are investigating two commercial burglaries they believe may be related.

The first burglary was reported at Chad Little Outdoor Power Equipment on Pleasant Street Sunday morning after an alarm was triggered just before 6:30 a.m.

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Suspect charged in burglary

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

TOPSHAM — Topsham police have arrested a man they say is connected with a burglary reported Monday morning at Sea Dog Brewing.

Dunn said police have charged 51-year-old John Hirth of Brunswick with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

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Sheriff admits to sending sexually explicit photo

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

PORTLAND (AP) — The president of the Maine Sheriff's Association has been ousted after a sexually explicit photograph of the sheriff in his office while in uniform surfaced.

WGME-TV reports Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant confirmed the explicit photo was him Tuesday. Gallant says he sent the photo to a woman he didn't want to identify.

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Police: Body found inside shipping container on fish pier

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20

ROCKLAND (AP) — Maine police say a man was found dead inside a shipping container at a Rockland pier.

Police say the body of 37- year-old Adam Purington was found inside a bait shipping container Saturday morning. The Bangor Daily News reports that Purington had previously slept in the container.

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Council to police: Drone on

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Despite opposition from two councilors, the Brunswick Town Council approved the police department's request to purchase a drone on Monday night.

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Warden Service ends land search for West Bath man

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

WEST BATH

The Maine Warden Service has suspended the search on land for a 70- year-old West Bath man missing since Sunday.

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Connector road idea picking up speed

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A connector road linking Admiral Fitch Drive and Gurnet Road is coming closer to reality, with a potential construction date in late winter.

According to Brunswick Economic Development Director Linda Smith, the planning board met with a consulting firm in late October, where the sketch plan was approved for the estimated $1.9 million project.

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Bath Area Food Bank hands out Thanksgiving meals

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

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Pine St. plan: Traffic an issue

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Some residents are worried that Bowdoin College’s plan to build a road connecting Pine Street to Bath Road will lead to increased traffic and congestion.

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Why should summer have all the leafy fun? Try a winter salad

Times Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:14
BY MELISSA D’ARABIAN The Associated Press

Summer may officially be the season of green salads, but wintertime versions have advantages that make them worth exploring.

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For more spring flowers, multiply bulbs before planting

Times Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:14
BY LEE REICH The Associated Press

Wait!

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Reality check on buying habits thanks to Tiffany’s

Times Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:14
Sarah Smiley

After years of Dustin groaning about my stash of knitting supplies and yarn (and my habit of buying new shoes once a year), I had an opportunity to show him that it could be worse. You could call this priming. I call it making conversation.

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Oscar is a scaredy-cat when it comes to flying

Times Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:13
BY TALI ARBEL The Associated Press

NEW YORK

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Baseball HOF announces ballot

Times Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:13
The Associated Press

NEW YORK

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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