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Veterans Day events planned for the area

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

Throughout the Midcoast, communities are taking time to honor those who served our country, recognizing the sacrifices they made in the name of freedom. The following are some of the events taking place around the region.

Bath

The Don Campbell Band Patriotic Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chocolate Church Arts Center at 804 Washington St., Bath.

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Recollections of the ’48 Election

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY FRANK J. HEYMANN

Editor’s note: This week's elections gave Brunswick resident Frank Heyman a chance to reflect on one of the more interesting presidential elections in the 20th century: 1948. Here are his thoughts. T he following were candidates for president in 1948: Harry S.

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Dems see wins as momentum for 2018

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY DAVID A. LIEB and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY The Associated Press

Sweeping Democratic victories in Virginia and key gains in other 2017 state legislative races have lifted Democratic hopes of even bigger wins in next year's midterm elections, as they seek a greater voice in how political districts will be redrawn for the decade to come.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
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Ivanka Trump to appear at tax reform event in Biddeford

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

BIDDEFORD (AP) — White House adviser Ivanka Trump is scheduled to appear at a forum on tax reform at a business in Maine.

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Maine DHHS misspent funds, but will likely not face penalty

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully spent over $13 million in federal funds in 2015 and 2016, but is unlikely to face a penalty for the misuse.

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Somali farmers to give presentation

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
Lincoln County Indivisible

DAMARISCOTTA

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Somali Bantu farmers from New Roots Cooperative Farm in Lewiston will give a presentation about their new farm at the Friends Meetinghouse in Damariscotta. The event is sponsored by Lincoln County Indivisible and is part of an effort to build greater understanding of, and relationships with, some of Maine’s most recent immigrant populations.

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Help firefighters ‘stuff a truck’ for MCHPP

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick firefighters are “stuffing a truck” and they need your help.

The “Stuff a Truck” food drive, which will benefit Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick, will take place from noon to 7 p.m. today in the parking lot of Hannaford Supermarket on Elm Street.

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Trump: Moore will step aside if charges true

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump believes Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "will do the right thing and step aside" if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true.

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WOOLWICH MONUMENT GETS FACELIFT

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
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Troop 648 to hold spaghetti dinner

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

BRUNSWICK — Boy Scouts from Troop 648 in Brunswick will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall on McKeen Street.

Funds raised by the dinner allow the Troop to purchase equipment for hiking excursions and outings, and for summer camps and opportunities for Scouts who may need financial assistance.

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MRRA honored with chamber award

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13

AUGUSTA — The Maine State Chamber of Commerce presented its first Maine E.N.V.Y. award to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment

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3 charged with drug trafficking in Brunswick

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency charged a Brunswick man and two people from Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday with selling heroin and crack cocaine from a home located in the Maplewood Manor mobile home park.

A substantial amount of heroin, crack cocaine and firearms were seized, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Maine Department of Public Safety.

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Fund set up for Bowdoin girl’s funeral expenses

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BOWDOIN

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Credit agency: Medicaid vote could challenge budget

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

The credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has warned that the decision by Maine voters to expand Medicaid might make it more difficult for the state to keep its budget balanced.

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Dante Di Edwardo, Iona Osnoe tell their stories

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Veterans Day is Saturday, and services, parades and observations will be held throughout the Midcoast and the nation to honor those who served. In honor of Veterans Day, The Times Record spoke with two local veterans about their careers in military service. Here are their stories:

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Woolwich solar array nearly done

Times Record - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:13
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

WOOLWICH

A solar array in Woolwich, approved at April’s Town Meeting, will be finished and operational by the end of the year.

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Three charged with drug trafficking at Brunswick home

Times Record - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:44

BRUNSWICK

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency charged three people Tuesday with selling heroin and crack cocaine from a Brunswick home.

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Doctors report:

Times Record - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:04
BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

[img_assist|nid=1184599|title=|desc= A PATIENT SUFFERING from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan. Cases of dengue fever — a painful mosquito-borne spread disease — have doubled every decade since 1990 with 58.4 million cases and 10,000 deaths in 2013. Dr. Howard Frumkin, a former environmental health director at the U.S.

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Waah!

Times Record - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:04
BY MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer

NEW YORK

Crying babies push the same “buttons” in their mothers’ brains no matter what their culture, a new study suggests.

The research found that mothers in 11 countries tend to react the same way to their bawling child — by picking up and talking to the baby — and that the way mothers respond seems to be programmed into their brain circuits.

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