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Rotarians Act as Reading Friends

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18
BY DAVE GRIFFITHS

This school year, volunteers from two local Rotary clubs — Brunswick and Brunswick Coastal — have been visiting three classrooms at Coffin Elementary School to marvel as youngsters show off their reading skills.

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A Peak Too Far

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18
BY RON CHASE

Nine of us slowly ascended snow and ice covered Hamlin Ridge in one of Maine’s most remote and rugged regions, Mount Katahdin massif in Baxter State Park.

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Character Counts

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18
BY DAVID TREADWELL

My dad was an odd character, a quirky genius who marched to his own drummer. He maintained high ethical standards — at work, at home, everywhere. He played fair and told the truth; and he expected others to do the same.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18
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Trump dealt with Russians, collusion or not

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18
BY GORDON L. WEIL

“Our job is not done,” said Gov. LePage told the Legislature in his State of the State address.

He stressed that he plans to be an active, if not downright aggressive, governor until the last minute of his term at the end of the year.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18

A Military Family Speaks Out

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains

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Florida school shooting: ‘Abject breakdown at all levels’

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:18
BY GARY FINEOUT, JENNIFER KAY and JOSH REPLOGLE The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1203343|title=|desc= MOURNERS ATTEND the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday. Football players wearing Stoneman Douglas jerseys carried Feis’ casket into the service at the church where family and friends gathered to remember him as loyal and caring.

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Police: Unknown person shoots and kills pregnant farm goat

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
The Associated Press

SCARBOROUGH

A popular Maine farm that invites the public to come cuddle or do yoga with its goats says one of the animals was found shot to death.

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Judge convicts man in 1980 killing that baffled authorities

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

A judge found a 57-year-old man guilty Thursday of a murder that baffled authorities in Maine for nearly four decades and at one time looked like a cold case that would never be resolved.

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Democrats, Republicans split on hybrid, electric fee

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to add an annual fee on electric and hybrid cars has divided Democrats and Republicans.

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Student arrested for messages threatening school shooting

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

ELLSWORTH (AP) — A high school student in Maine accused of threatening a school shooting in posts on an online gaming site has been arrested.

Ellsworth schools Superintendent Daniel Higgins says the threat did not reference a specific school, but the website’s host provided the FBI with an IP address that led to an Ellsworth High School student.

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Deadline moved up for rule reducing solar incentives

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

AUGUSTA (AP) — The deadline for Maine electric customers to take advantage of expiring solar incentives has been moved up.

Solar panels installed by March 16 will be eligible under old “net metering” policies that provide homeowners with credits on their electricity bills for any excess solar energy produced.

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Man charged with sexual assault at assisted living facility

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A maintenance worker has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at an assisted living facility in New Hampshire.

Portsmouth police say 43- year-old Carlos Cruz, of Berwick, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for charges of burglary, sexual assault and attempted aggravated sexual assault.

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Trump’s call to ban bump stocks renews Maine debate

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

AUGUSTA (AP) — Some Maine lawmakers are trying to revive an effort to ban bump stocks in the state, but others say moves at the federal level may make it unnecessary.

President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to work toward a nationwide ban on the devices, which allow semiautomatic weapons to mimic machine guns.

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Marijuana committee removes social club licensing from bill

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s marijuana implementation committee has voted to remove social clubs from the state’s Marijuana Legalization Act.

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MTA STUDENT RECOGNIZED

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
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Fentanyl drives another increase in Maine overdose deaths

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

The number of drug-induced deaths in Maine continued to rise last year although at a slower pace than the previous year, Maine’s attorney general said Thursday.

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Council votes to give 3 more years to redevelopment effort

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

LEWISTON (AP) — The Lewiston City Council has approved an agreement that will give a local redevelopment effort at least three more years for completion.

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Maine ethics panel won’t investigate once anonymous GOP site

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine ethics commissioners say they won’t investigate a once anonymous website owned by a state Republican official.

The Bangor Daily News reports the state’s ethics commission voted 3-2 on Thursday against launching an investigation of a website that published articles Democrats said slandered their unsuccessful Lewiston mayoral candidate.

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