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State says it’s addressing problems with unemployment system

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine labor department says hundreds of unemployment claimants are having trouble receiving payments as the state rolls out a new system.

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Officials claim tax plan could boost Maine tourism industry

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58

KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — The Maine Restaurant Association says the state’s tourism industry could improve through deductions included in the Republican tax plan.

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Police: Attack on 2 people preceded hospital lockdown

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58

MILLINOCKET (AP) — Maine State Police say an attack on two people in Millinocket that caused lifethreatening injuries preceded a lockdown at the local hospital.

Lt. Troy Gardner said both assault victims, a man and a woman, were hurt inside a home. They were taken Tuesday night to Millinocket Regional Hospital, before being taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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CURTIS ‘ELVES’ TO WRAP GIFTS

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58
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Sagadahoc County promotes CodeRED emergency notification system

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58
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BATH

The Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office and the Sagadahoc County Communications Center, utilizes an emergency notification system to ensure individuals who live and work in Sagadahoc County are made aware of critical emergency information within a moment’s notice.

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Pan Fried Steel in Concert at Patten Free Library

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58

BATH — On Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:30pm, Pan Fried Steel returns to Patten Free Library. Based in Yarmouth, the band is directed by Ian Ramsay, Chair of the Arts Department at North Yarmouth Academy, who is also a musician, teacher, and writer. The band started more than 15 years ago and draws members from southern and Midcoast Maine.

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Deadly derailment in Washington serves as reminder

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

After a fatal Amtrak derailment in

Washington state on Monday that killed three people, representatives for local passenger service say that safety remains a top priority.

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Woolwich to hold solar array ceremony

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

WOOLWICH

Woolwich will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new solar panel array in January.

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Phippsburg sets town meeting dates for May

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

PHIPPSBURG

Phippsburg selectmen have voted to set the dates for the 2018 annual town meeting for May 14-16.

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Old bridge tops Topsham’s agenda

Times Record - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:58
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Topsham selectmen tonight will hear from the public regarding permit applications and an old bridge in need of repair.

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Abenaki Retirement changes its name

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28

TOPSHAM — Abenaki Retirement Investment Services has announced a name change to Atlantic Financial Services.

The focus and the goals of the business remain the same — provide investment planning to individuals, regardless of their financial standing, that is designed specifically to meet their needs.

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Bath Savings announces changes to board

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28

BATH — Glenn Hutchinson, Bath Savings president and CEO, has announced key changes to the bank’s board of trustees.

Bath resident John Voorhees was recently elected chairman. Voorhees has served on the bank’s board since 2009. He fills the position created upon the retirement of former chairman, Brian Perkins. Esther Pappas was elected vice chairwoman.

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Down East CU staff helps area families

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28

TOPSHAM — Staff at Down East Credit Union & Insurance Agency in Topsham helped make Thanksgiving more satisfying for two families in need.

Staff members donated food to create two large baskets filled with all the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner, plus two $95 gift cards for any additional groceries they might need.

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News from Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28
BY CORY KING

This is the first in a two-part year in review series that will touch on the Midcoast region, the businesses in it and one community leader’s perspective on how to make the world exactly one shade brighter.

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U.S. housing starts rose 3.3 percent in November

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Construction of new homes increased 3.3 percent in November — with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at the strongest pace in more than a decade.

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GELATO FIASCO TASTING SUCCESS

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28
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BRUNSWICK

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Mechanics Savings Bank donates $1,000 to Oasis

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28

BRUNSWICK — Earlier this month, Mechanics Savings Bank presented a $1,000 check to Oasis Free Clinics as part of its charitable giving program.

Brian Robinson, business service specialist at Mechanics Savings and a member of the Oasis board of directors, presented the donation and talked about their commitment to Oasis’ work.

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WEDNESDAY EVENING ON TELEVISION

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28
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Brunswick 8th girls pull away

Times Record - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:28

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Junior High School eighth-grade girls basketball team used a pair of solid quarters in rolling to a 38-16 victory over Oxford Hills on Monday.

Leading 10-4 after a quarter, the Huskies outscored the Vikings 14-4 in the second and 6-0 in the third for a 30-8 lead.

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