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Governor says he wants to reverse solar rule delay

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he wants to reverse regulators’ move to delay a gradual ramp down in compensation for new solar panel owners who generate excess energy.

Gov. Paul LePage said last week that he’s contacted Central Maine Power and the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

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VA funds additional justice outreach positions in Maine

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is praising the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for funding for three new staff positions in Maine.

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Police investigate discovery of man’s body in parked car

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago

SABATTUS (AP) — Police in Maine say they found the body of a man who had been living out of his car while they were conducting a wellbeing check.

The Sun Journal reports 61-year-old Daniel Dennis was found dead in the rear seat of his parked car on Monday. A caller had requested a check after telling police that Dennis had been parked on a local street and living in his car.

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Officials: Officer shot 2 people in warrant confrontation

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago

MACHIASPORT (AP) —

The Maine Attorney General’s Office says two people were shot and wounded by a state Marine Patrol officer over the weekend.

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Report: Poland Spring added $200 million to Maine economy

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago

PORTLAND (AP) — Poland Spring says it pumped more than $200 million into Maine’s economy last year.

The Press Herald reports Poland Spring released the economic impact report Tuesday. The assessment includes payroll, vendor payments, sales and taxes generated by the bottled water company.

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Regulators probing utilities’ response to powerful storm

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago

HALLOWELL (AP) — The agency that regulates utilities in Maine is opening an inquiry into the preparedness and response of electric companies following a powerful October windstorm that left more than half the state's population in the dark.

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San Francisco mayor who died suddenly was Bowdoin graduate

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago
Staff and wire reports

The San Francisco mayor who died unexpectedly Tuesday was a Bowdoin College graduate.

Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it skyhigh housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65.

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Catch the holiday spirit in Bath

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Christmas spirit will be in full swing in downtown Bath on Friday for Bright Night Bath, as businesses hold extended hours with festive themes for last-minute shoppers.

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Microgrid legislation powers on in Augusta

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A bill allowing for municipalities to create microgrids is making its way through the Maine Legislature.

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Opioid task force issues proposals

Times Record - 2 hours 45 min ago
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine’s task force studying the opioid crisis wants the state to immediately increase access to substance abuse treatment and focus on children, the uninsured and incarcerated people.

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Say hello, and lay off the horn

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
Sarah Smiley

My son and I were sharing stories about our day at dinner. I went first — which is to say, I interrupted my son and bulldozed his story with my own — because I was absolutely consumed by something that had happened nearly eight hours before. In fact, I had been consumed with it all day, and my son wasn’t the first person to hear about it.

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‘Ants in a Tree’ is real crowd-pleaser

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
BY SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

“Ants in a Tree” is the English translation of the Chinese name for this classic recipe.

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Plan, budget for a good return on your gardening investment

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
BY DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1190978|title=|desc= THIS PHOTO TAKEN NEAR AMSTERDAM shows a compost setup designed to save money that otherwise would be spent on commercial soil amendments. Planning ahead provides healthier returns for what can be a costly gardening investment.

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From Sweden:

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
BY KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press

For anyone who somehow missed out on Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” or who found her de-cluttering style too quick, too cute or too oriented toward a younger set, a Swedish author “between the age of 80 and 100” has come out with her own take on the subject.

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BIRTHS

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick

A boy, Avery Alton Butler, to Ashley Butler (Libby) and Jared Butler of Durham, Nov. 1, 2017.

A boy, Grayson Charles Brunick, to Charles Michael and Jessica Jean (Sykes) Brunick of Waldoboro, Nov. 25, 2017.

A boy, Wesley Waits Clay, to Tyler and Julia Jean (Walmsley) Clay of Brunswick, Nov. 28, 2017.

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Hot Rockets win 10th straight

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
The Associated Press

HOUSTON

Clint Capela scored a career-high 28 points, James Harden had 26 points and 17 assists and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123 on Monday night for their 10th straight victory.

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Mt. Ararat JV girls victorious

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21

TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School jayvee girls basketball team jumped out to a 13-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 41-23 victory over Leavitt on Friday.

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Mt. Ararat 7th girls win pair

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21

TURNER — The Mt. Ararat seventh-grade girls basketball team recently won a pair of games to start the season 2-0.

Following a win at Brunswick, 28-27, the Eagles traveled to Tripp and came out victorious, 37-12.

The Eagles jumped out quickly to start the game and never looked back, taking a 27-0 lead into the half.

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