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Police: U-Haul driver eludes police before crash

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18

STANDISH (AP) — Police say a U-Haul driver led officers on a chase before crashing into two cars in Standish.

The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Department said 41- year-old William Wyman attempted to elude police and crashed into two cars before being apprehended.

Officials say he nearly collided head-on with a deputy during the pursuit.

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Report: US fishermen catch up in value, volume dips slightly

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

American fisheries grew by a little more than 2 percent in value last year, even with fishermen bringing slightly less fish to shore, the federal government reported on Wednesday.

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Fate of Freeport vessel hinges on moving permits

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

The Freeport Town Council tonight will decide whether to issue permits for the removal and launch of research vessel Island Rover from a property at 0 Bucknam Road. The meeting is slated for 7 p.m. at the town office.

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Warrant issued resolved at special Town Meeting in Georgetown

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

GEORGETOWN

Despite a complete power outage in Georgetown, a handful of voters gathered at the town hall Wednesday evening to fix a minor technicality that was preventing the town from getting the loan needed for a new fire truck.

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R10 reschedules open house following storm

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18

BRUNSWICK — Due to the continued impact of the recent storm, Region 10 Technical High School is moving its annual open house from today to Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The open house will feature live work in program areas, demonstrations and activities and a college and post-secondary fair.

The school is located at 68 Church Road in Brunswick.

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Hundreds of utility crews in Maine as outages continue

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18

PORTLAND (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state utility crews are in Maine to help the state recover from a strong storm that pounded the Northeast and left about 1.5 million homes and businesses without power.

Maine was one of the hardest hit states with nearly 500,000 customers in the dark at one point on Monday.

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Bath Student partners with KELT’s LOCAL Garden

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
The Times Record

BATH

This past summer Morse High School student Elizabeth Schotten volunteered at the LOCAL Garden as part of an independent project for the Morse STEAM Academy, a learning initiative focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

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SAILING THE KENNEBEC

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
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Bath Fire Department ‘rescues’ food bank

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

The Bath Fire Department went into action Tuesday at the last minute to save as much as $15,000 in frozen foods at the Bath Area Food Bank.

“How amazing is that? In the ninth hour,” said Executive Director Kimberly Gates.

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Midcoast waterfronts report little damage

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

While areas in Falmouth and further south have reported significant damage to piers, docks and boats following Monday’s tropical storm, waterfront communities in the Midcoast have reported only minimal damage.

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LePage urges patience on day 3 of outages

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Gov. Paul LePage surveyed damage left from this week’s storm in Brunswick and Phippsburg on Wednesday.

The monetary cost of Monday’s storm, which at one point left more than 400,000 in Maine without power, is not yet estimated, LePage said.

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CMP getting electricity back

Times Record - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Central Maine Power Company says it passed the halfway point Wednesday as it repairs downed lines from Monday’s storm.

At 10 p.m. Wednesday, an estimated 154,000 homes and businesses remained without service following a wind and rain storm that hit Maine earlier this week. That is down from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday.

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More warming stations open as storm cleanup continues

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:05

TOPSHAM

As storm clean up and power restoration efforts continue around the Midcoast, local officials are releasing information on progress and have announced warming and charging stations.

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U.S. home prices rose in August even as sales slipped

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30
BY CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON

U.S. home prices rose sharply in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales.

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Helpful tips on how to become a smart home buyer

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30
BY GINA LEDUC-KUNTZ Special to The Times Record

One beautiful day this past summer, the phone rang. Answering with, “Hello, this is Gina, how may I help you?” I hear excited first-time home buyers on the other end, asking about a house they just spotted.

“There is a house with a for sale sign in the yard, we want to see it.”

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Q&A

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30
BY JOHN SWINCONECK Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Part 1 of 2

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For the record

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30
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George powers Thunder

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30
The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE

Paul George scored 20 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the paint during a 16-0 run to take control early in a 110-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.

Russell Westbrook had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, while Carmelo Anthony scored eight of his 17 points in the pivotal first quarter.

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Vincent, Meier, Harriman run

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30

KEENE, N.H. — Executing its team strategy to perfection, the University of Southern Maine men’s cross country team won its second straight Little East Conference Championship on Saturday.

The event was hosted by Keene State College.

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Bath’s Franklin runs for Simmons

Times Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30

BRISTOL, R.I. — Sarah Bohan shattered her personal best time to place fifth and lead the Simmons College women’s cross country team to a second-place finish for the second straight year at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship, held recently at Colt State Park.

Sophomore Amelia Franklin of Bath finished 54th, registering a time of 23:51.

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