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No, I Don’t Hate Conservatives. I Disagree With Them

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY JOHN L. MICEK

Not too long ago, an anonymous commenter on one of my columns concluded that I took my stance on a particular issue because I “hate conservatives.”

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Letters

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

Distracted Driving Graver Threat than Guns

I am the Outdoor Powersports Instructor at Maine Region 10 Technical High School in Brunswick.

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Deer ice-surfs its way to safety

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

ALLAGASH (AP) — A video of a deer surfing an ice flow down river before nimbly jumping to safety is causing a sensation.

The young deer was shared widely on social media on Monday as it floated downriver and avoided an icy death near the tiny town of Allagash.

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Today in History

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2018. There are 250 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On April 25, 1898, the United States Congress declared war on Spain; the 10-week conflict resulted in an American victory.

On this date

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Quote of the Day

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

There is nothing in the universe that I

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Maine student from Zambia performs in national poetry contest

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

The Maine high school student who fled his native Zambia says the experience of participating in a national spoken poetry competition was “heaven” even though he didn’t advance.

Deering High School junior Allan Monga had to go to court to become one of 53 participants Tuesday in the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, D.C.

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Police: Boy, 9, found in river, 5-year-old brother missing

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

AUBURN (AP) — Police in Maine say a 9-year-old boy who fell into a river along with his 5-year-old brother has been found and is in critical condition. Rescuers are searching for his brother.

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Elver fishermen on track to catch quota

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen are on track to catch the entirety of their quota for the valuable fish after falling short in recent years.

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Potential GOP challenger to Sen. King loses ballot fight

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Republican who hoped to unseat independent U.S. Sen. Angus King has lost his fight to stay on the ballot over allegations of invalid petition signatures.

Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap on Tuesday invalidated enough of financial planner Max Linn’s signatures to prevent Linn from appearing on the June Republican primary ballot.

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Review of state response before child deaths delayed

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

AUGUSTA (AP) — A legislative watchdog in Maine says it needs more time to probe the state’s response in the cases of two girls who recently died following abuse.

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Police: Man crashed car while overdosing on heroin

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine police say they used naloxone to help revive a man who crashed his car into a utility pole while overdosing on heroin.

Police say 31-year-old Jess Legendre drove into a pole and then ended up in a ditch on Saturday in Manchester. Legendre became unresponsive shortly after the crash, prompting officers to use the overdose reversal medication.

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Governor to allow road signs pointing out national monument

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY DAVID SHARP The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Road signs directing motorists to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are going to be installed — eventually — now that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has relented in his opposition to the signs on Interstate 95 and state roads leading to the Mount Katahdin region.

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Mackey leaving Brunswick’s REAL School

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The REAL School will be saying goodbye to its leader.

Martin Mackey, who is in his third year as principal and director of the special education school, is leaving at the end of the school year.

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SUN DOG

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
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Ranked choice voting

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Ranked choice voting’s presence for the state ballot in June will have little effect — other than minor costs — on typical election practices.

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Brunswick Development Corp. at the ready

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

For 20 years, Brunswick Development Corporation has worked to spur economic development in town through grants and loans to local businesses. Now, a year after obtaining nonprofit status, the organization is kicking into high gear as it enters a new phase.

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Navy accepts delivery of latest stealth destroyer

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Michael Monsoor — the second of three Zumwaltclass destroyers built by Bath Iron Works — Tuesday.

Program Manager Capt. Kevin Smith said delivery of the vessel “marks the culmination of years of dedication and hard work from our Navy and industry team.”

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Maine senator wants to ensure BIW remains busy

Times Record - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:23
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Bath Iron Works was on Sen. Susan Collins’s mind Tuesday.

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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

Times Record - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:42
BY LISA RATHKE The Associated Press

THETFORD, Vt.

Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement.

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Film ratings can’t save you from bad choices

Times Record - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:42
Sarah Smiley

For most things — especially things my husband has done wrong since we married 20 years ago — I have a reliable and detailed memory. When it comes to movies, however, I seem to have very little retention.

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