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No need to clam up as feds hold shellfish quota steady

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government wants to allow U.S. seafood harvesters to continue collecting the same amounts of some popular kinds of shellfish.

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Police: 1 killed in collision near Canadian border

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

CHAIN OF PONDS TOWNSHIP (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a fuel truck and a tractor-trailer.

Officials say the collision happened Monday morning on Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township, about 10 miles from the Canadian border.

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Maine opioid task force to unveil report

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s task force studying the opioid crisis is due to give its recommendations to the Legislature.

The task force has been studying the opioid epidemic, existing programs targeting the crisis and promising programs in other states.

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Police subdue suspect after 15-hour armed standoff

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

WATERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say a man is in custody following a 15-hour standoff with an armed suspect in Waterville.

Waterville police say 23- year-old Michael Joslyn was taken into custody around noon Sunday after firing multiple gunshots. No one was injured.

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Maine dealing with uptick in cases of hepatitis A

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has seen four cases of hepatitis A over the past three months.

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Gas prices still falling in northern New England

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gasoline prices are falling in northern New England.

GasBuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in Vermont in the last week, averaging $2.50. The price in Maine went down 3.9 cents to an average of $2.48 a gallon. New Hampshire’s price decreased 3.1 cents to $2.46 a gallon.

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LePage calls paying for Medicaid expansion a ‘big reach’

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Gov. Paul LePage says he’s searching the budget, looking for a way to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion and is finding “it’s a big reach.”

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Centre St. Arts Gallery celebrating 5th anniversary

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
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BATH

The Centre St. Arts Gallery will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house.

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Book launch event set for Georgetown poet's work

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

BRUNSWICK — Georgetown poet Nick Stone will be hosting a book launch for his new book, “Fragments,” from 5-6:15 p.m. this evening at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

This is Stone’s first published volume of poetry, and it is available from IndieAuthorBooks.com and local bookstores.

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Twice-Told Tales to temporarily close, halt donations

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

BRUNSWICK — Due to unanticipated renovations at its building, Twice-Told Tales will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, and will reopen Jan. 15, 2018. The bookstore will not be able to accept donations of books and other materials Dec. 16- Jan. 15. Twice-Told Tales is located at 11 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.

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Children’s author at Lisbon library

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

LISBON — Local children's book author Christine Renaud will be at Lisbon Library Department Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. to sign copies of her recent book, “Charlie Bean Goes Home.” Charlie Bean, the dog star of her book, will also be present at this event to meet you. The author will read his story and sign the book; copies of the book will be for sale during this event, as well.

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RIDING AT POPHAM BEACH

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
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Patten Free Library to hold teen calligraphy workshop

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20

BATH — Art educator Jackie Johnson will present a calligraphy workshop for teens on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop is free, open to students in grades six through 12, and will be held in the library’s Community Room. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Monsoor returns early from trials

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

After experiencing an equipment failure at sea last week, the future USS Michael Monsoor returned to Bath Iron Works early from builder’s trials.

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Brunswick schools open to reorganizing

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick School Board could partner with other school systems in order to save money.

A discussion about school reorganization options was the subject of a school board workshop on Nov. 29.

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Brunswick man on 750-mile convoy to Arlington cemetery

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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No school today; missed days mount

Times Record - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

A mix of snow and rain has prompted local school officials to cancel classes. There was no school today for districts including Brunswick, St. John’s, Regional School Units 5, 2 and 1 and Maine School Administrative District 75.

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Mt. Ararat 7th boys now 2-0

Times Record - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:20

TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought 41-36 victory over Tripp on Friday.

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Eagles JV boys open with win

Times Record - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:20

TURNER — The Mt. Ararat High School jayvee boys basketball opened its season with a 78-58 victory over Leavitt on Friday.

The Eagles never trailed, holding quarter leads of 20- 10, 41-26 and 64-42.

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Mt. Ararat 8th girls roll by Tripp

Times Record - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:20

TURNER — Pressure defense led the way as the Mt. Ararat eighth-grade girls basketball team improved to 2-0 with a dominating 47-11 victory over Tripp on Friday.

The Eagles jumped out to an 11-4 first-quarter lead with Madison Kinney scoring five points and picking up three steals.

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