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Clues still being sought in SUV wreck

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brake failure, a blown tire and factors such as the weather and road condition are among the factors that will be looked at by investigators trying to determine what caused an SUV carrying a Washington state family to plunge off a California cliff, but authorities might never figure out exactly what happened.

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Russia: Quid pro quo to diplomats’ expulsions

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlin’s rupture with the United States and Europe.

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Trump loses a trusted aide, White House anxiety lingers

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

With a handshake and a presidential kiss on the cheek, Hope Hicks bid farewell to the White House, the press-shy communications director taking a rare moment in the spotlight on her final day in Donald Trump’s administration.

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Female candidates across U.S. stress gender, motherhood

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1209423|title=|desc= KRISH VIGNARAJAH, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, poses for a photograph with her daughter Alana at her home in Gaithersburg, Md., on Tuesday. Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, is one of seven Democrats and the only woman running in the Maryland gubernatorial primary.

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Black teens on Parkland gun debate: What about us?

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY DAVID MCFADDEN and REBECCA SANTANA The Associated Press

BALTIMORE

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Sessions: No new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY SADIE GURMAN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won’t immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Department, despite mounting pressure from members of his own party.

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Family fun center comes Village Street

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

LISBON

A new attraction in Lisbon hopes to give the town something it’s been missing.

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Cafe at Brunswick Landing to have grand opening on Saturday

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

It has been David Barter’s decade-long dream to own a bar — one that becomes a reality Saturday.

That’s when his new Oaks and Maple Cafe will have its grand opening at Brunswick Landing.

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Ex-coach pleads guilty to drunken driving

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

BANGOR (AP) — A former Maine high school basketball coach has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

Carl Parker resigned his position as coach of the Bangor High School’s varsity boys team after his arrest last month. His lawyer tells the Bangor Daily News that Parker pleaded guilty Wednesday because he wanted to accept responsibility for his actions.

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Union Street construction to start Monday

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Get ready for some road closures — construction on Union Street is starting next week.

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Wyeth Foundation issues $1 million grant

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

MONHEGAN ISLAND (AP) — An art museum in Maine has received a $1 million grant from the Wyeth Foundation and will have three years to match the grant.

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Bangor marks 50th anniversary of Dow Air Force Base closing

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

BANGOR (AP) — The former Loring Air Force Base and Brunswick Naval Air Station have grabbed all of the headlines in recent years when it comes to base closings in Maine.

But long before then, the Dow Air Force Base closed and became part of the city of Bangor.

The city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the closing today.

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Maine, New Hampshire bridge about to open

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A bridge being built between New Hampshire and Maine is about to open.

The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is replacing an old one connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, along the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River. It was expected to open to traffic this afternoon.

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Police chief resigns in wake of wife’s death

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

OXFORD (AP) — A Maine town’s police chief has resigned, citing family reasons.

The Portland Press Herald reports Town Manager Butch Asselin announced Thursday Oxford Police Chief Jon Tibbetts had resigned. Tibbetts said the death of his wife last year has taken a toll on him and that he needs to take some time.

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Woman killed in head-on crash on US Route 2

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

PALMYRA (AP) — Police in Maine say a woman died in a head-on crash involving a pickup truck.

The Kennebec Journal reports the crash happened Thursday afternoon on U.S. Route 2 in Palmyra. Police say a car driven by 69-year-old Linda Striga, of Palmyra, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a truck driven by 48-year-old Darren Maxsimic, of Kingfield.

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Deaths of 2 in burning truck a homicide

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

BANGOR (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they’ve launched a homicide investigation into the deaths of two people found in a burning delivery truck in Maine.

Bangor police say the bodies of 43-year-old Michael Bridges and 36-year-old Desiree York were found in the box truck after the fire was doused late Wednesday.

Both were residents of Bangor.

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Governor: Judge who allowed Trump lawsuit is an ‘imbecile’

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who’s known for his brash comments, called the federal judge who allowed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump an “imbecile.” Four times, no less.

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Maine election official: Ranked choice voting needs fix before June

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

An 11th-hour legal technicality could jeopardize the use of a voter-approved election overhaul in June primaries, state elections officials said, but supporters of ranked-choice voting vowed to press forward.

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Frank Edward Dumais

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06

1966 – 2018

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Living the Word

Times Record - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“For I have set you and example that you should also do as I have done to you.” John 13:15

The Washing of the Feet

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