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Elections Under Pressure

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
BY GORDON L. WEIL

This year’s elections will be confusing and possibly corrupt.

Voting used to be a routine process in which people had confidence. But the ways it is being undermined have only recently begun to be understood, raising real questions about just how “free and fair” elections really are.

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Congress Not Up to the Task of Taking On Facebook

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
BY JOHN L. MICEK

As I watched Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg go head-to-head with members of Congress, I couldn't help but have the same reaction I have when I get a pointless chain email from an elderly relative.

The inclination to smile, shake your head indulgently, and hit the "delete" key was impossibly strong.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
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Maine State Music Theatre presents film screenings

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

BRUNSWICK — In preparation for their 60th summer season at the Pickard Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre will host three special Teaser Tuesday films next month at Brunswick’s Curtis Memorial Library.

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Aquaculture public scoping session in Georgetown

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

GEORGETOWN — On April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Georgetown Town Hall, a public scoping session will be conducted by High Tide Shellfish Farm, LLC and the Department of Marine Resources on a proposed standard aquaculture lease application for suspended culture to raise American/Eastern oysters and quahogs on an approximately 2.06-acre site located east of Stage Island.

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Give Them Shelter

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

Everyone should be afforded the basic dignity of a bed on which to sleep at night.

For many homeless people in the Brunswick area, that’s not possible, as seen by the high rates of which people are turned away from Tedford Housing’s shelters because there simply isn’t room.

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Quote of the day

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

Go on failing. Go on. Only next time,

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People plus pic of the week

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

[img_assist|nid=1212049|title=|desc= STUDENTS from Brunswick High School, Brunswick Junior High School, Mt. Ararat High School and Morse High School volunteered at the 2018 People Plus Music in April fundraiser last week. Each year, teens serve food donated by more than 24 local restaurants, in addition to set-up, busing tables and cleaning up.

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Student notes

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON

Caleb Cost of Brunswick, a Grade 12 student, achieved High Honors at The Williston Northampton School for the second trimester of the 2017-2018 academic year

POMFRET SCHOOL

Lila Henderson of Brunswick was named to the Winter 2017-2018 Honors List at Pomfret School

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Library wants book sale donations

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

FREEPORT — Freeport Community Library will welcome donations for its annual book sale from April 17 through May 4 during library hours. Books, DVDs and CDs in good condition will be accepted. Books must be clean and bindings must be intact. The library cannot accept donations of encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks, computer books, Reader’s Digest books or VHS tapes.

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Sea level rise interactive educational event in Bath

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

BATH — The impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly visible in Maine. Gayle Bowness of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute will be on hand for an interactive learning experience to explore the data behind sea level rise, exploring the projected and potential resiliency measures. The event takes place at Patten Free Library in Bath on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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Bath graffiti investigation continues

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21

[img_assist|nid=1212044|title=|desc= GRAFFITI, as seen on the Sagadahoc Bridge Thursday in Bath. Bath police are on the lookout for individuals who vandalized multiple sites in downtown Bath. There have been a string of reports of graffiti in downtown Bath over the last few weeks. On March 28, graffiti was found painted on the M.W. Sewall building.

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Firefighters save Lisbon house from serious damage

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

Firefighters saved a home on River Road in Lisbon Thursday afternoon while the homeowner was away.

A fire was reported at 23 River Road at 1:34 p.m.

Lisbon Deputy Fire Chief Nate LeClair said firefighters had to remove wood siding to fight the fire. A window was broken during their efforts, causing the inside of the house to sustain some water damage.

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt to speak in Brunswick

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
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BRUNSWICK

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England CEO Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, will speak at Curtis Memorial Library April 18.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Morrell Meeting Room. Presented by the American Association of University Women Bath- Brunswick, it is free and open to the public.

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Cuba Week features activities this weekend

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
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BRUNSWICK

For the 15th year, Brunswick will celebrate its relationship with Trinidad.

In addition to an ongoing exhibit at Curtis Memorial Library and restaurant specials in town, there will be special events taking place today through Sunday to mark Cuba Week.

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Mt. Ararat sending another team to SeaPerch finals

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Mt. Ararat High School students are diving into international competition, heading underwater in their quest.

For the fifth consecutive year, a Mt. Ararat team will be taking part in the SeaPerch international finals. SeaPerch is a competition in which students build a remotely operated underwater vehicle.

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No serious injuries in 5-car Freeport crash

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
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FREEPORT

State police say no one was seriously injured in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 295 in Freeport Thursday morning that involved five vehicles and backed up traffic for miles.

The crash took place in the southbound lanes between the two Freeport exits.

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Districts weigh additional police presence in terms of safety, costs

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE, CHRIS QUATTRUCCI and NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

School resource officers — police personnel trained to patrol schools, usually armed — are often seen as a first line of defense against a threat to a public school, including against an active shooter.

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School resource officers wear many hats

Times Record - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

Often, people encounter police officers when they are a victim or perpetrator of a crime — not generally a positive experience.

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No serious injuries in Freeport highway crash

Times Record - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:47
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FREEPORT

State Police say the drivers of five vehicles involved in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 295 this morning escaped serious injury. The crash took place in the southbound lanes between the two Freeport exits.

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