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Debt-Boosting Tax Bill Would Affect Maine

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Tax reduction is the hotly discussed issue of the day, but almost no attention is paid to its most important effect.

If any tax bill were passed, it would add about $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit. Trillion.

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LETTER

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

As Congress considers tax reform, we must understand how the current proposals threaten the future of charitable giving and that there is another path.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
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Thankful

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

Thanksgiving marks a good time to give thanks, especially if one has just passed the three-quarter century mark like I have. So here goes.

I'm thankful that my mind and body still work. Mostly. In fact, I'm happy just to be around. Every day from here on is a bonus.

For two fine sons, two fine stepsons, and eight energetic grandchildren — with another due in January.

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Zimbabwe’s new president vows job creation

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA The Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe

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Stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK

Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

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AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
BY ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.

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Future of ferry between Maine, Nova Scotia jeopardized again

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

PORTLAND (AP) — Ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia could end next year if the city doesn’t spend millions on an upgrade of a terminal.

The Portland Press Herald reports U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its agents work in inadequate facilities at the terminal and that upgrades are long overdue.

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Girlfriend accused of DUI after reporting boyfriend’s crash

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

RAYMOND (AP) — Police in Maine say a driver was hospitalized after crashing into a tree and his girlfriend traveling in a separate car who called 911 was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Police said 47-year-old Tom Hardy, of Poland, Maine, suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash reported at 7:10 a.m. Thursday.

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Native Americans marking Thanksgiving with day of mourning

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance.

Thursday’s noon gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease, racism and oppression that European settlers brought.

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State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
BY GEOFF MULVIHILL The Associated Press

A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks.

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Board delays vote on LePage’s workforce training proposal

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Department of Labor has rescheduled a vote on a proposal by Republican Gov. Paul LePage that would force workforce development agencies to spend a larger portion of their money directly on worker training.

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Tribal rep in Maine legislature leaves Dems for Greens

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

HOULTON (AP) — A tribal representative in Maine’s House of Representatives has left the Democrats to become a Green Independent Party member.

Rep. Henry Bear’s a member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and a nonvoting member of the legislature. He joins Rep. Ralph Chapman of Brooksville as the second Green member of the legislature.

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Investigators accuse man of setting fire to house

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

SOLON (AP) — The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office has accused a man of setting fire to a house in October.

Fire investigators arrested 26-year-old Randy Ruest II on Tuesday night and charged him with arson.

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Police: Man crashes car with kid yelling, reports it stolen

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

BREWER (AP) — Police say a man crashed his car into a utility pole and sped away with a child crying for help in the back seat before abandoning the vehicle and reporting it as stolen.

Witnesses told police in Brewer they saw the car knock down the pole Tuesday night. They heard a young girl yelling for help.

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Medical transport plane crashes, report of engine fire

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — A Maine hospital says authorities are investigating after a medical transport plane with a patient, paramedic and nurse crash-landed at the end of a runway.

All three passengers and the pilot were taken to the hospital’s emergency department for evaluation. Names and conditions of the four people onboard weren’t immediately available.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Big Awards Party

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

BRUNSWICK — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick will hold a Big Awards Party to honor community members and celebrate mentoring. The Big Awards party takes place on Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern at 4 Noble Street in Brunswick.

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STUDENT NOTES

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Grade 9

High Honors: Jacqueline Brochu, Camila Ciembroniewicz, Lily Collier, Madeline Daulerio, Sydney Dyer Cecelia Greenleaf, Jace Hollenbach, Elizabeth Libby, Bailey Rioux, Sadie Skinner, Cora Spelke Samuel Wright

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Threat prompts FHS evac

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

A Freeport High School student found a threat written on a table Monday which led to the evacuation of the school and spurred police bomb-sniffing dogs to investigate the warning, according to a school official.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

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