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Smiley claims PBS made mistake in ouster

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BY MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK

Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. PBS almost immediately fired back, saying he “needs to get his story straight.”

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Airlines inch back to normal after airport fire

Times Record - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:27
The Associated Press

ATLANTA

Delta Air Lines and other carriers that operate out of Atlanta’s busy airport said they expected to be running normally today after a fire and blackout there forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush.

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Sudoku

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Dear Abby

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DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Karen,” loves to sing karaoke along with many others, most of whom are vocally challenged. Listening to some of them can be grueling when we go out. Karen knows many of these “performers,” and when they finish, she goes and tells them what a great job they’ve done.

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Political Cartoon

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Tax Bill Would Help Small Business Owners

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BY MARY SCHIAVONI

Misinformation is currently circulating in the media about how the Senate’s recently passed tax reform will affect ordinary Americans and small businesses.

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Donald J. Trump and the ‘Know Nothings’

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BY FREDERIC B. HILL

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: A Know-Nothing mob, led by a street preacher, caused a riot and burned down Bath’s South Church on July 6, 1854 — perhaps the most embarrassing incident in the city’s long history.

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LETTERS

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Collins Should Vote Down Tax Bill

The truth is out.

The tax bill before the Congress steals from the poor and gives to the rich.

It is cruel and fraudulent.

Sen. Susan Collins has the opportunity to defend the honor of Maine by liberating herself from the party of Trump, LePage and Roy Moore.

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Today’s Highlight in History

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On Dec. 19, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to camp for the winter.

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Task force studying rising costs of special education

Times Record - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:27

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine task force is studying ways to tackle the rising cost of special education.

The task force is set to meet Tuesday in Augusta to work on its report. Its members include lawmakers, advocates, school principals, administrators, a parent and a teacher.

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Ann LePage pressing for amendment to protect crime victims

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AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine's first lady is serving as chairwoman of a campaign aimed at giving crime victims rights under the state Constitution.

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Snowmobile season off to good start in time of warming

Times Record - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:27
BY WILSON RING The Associated Press

MONTPELIER, VT.

With plenty of fresh snow covering much of northern New England, this winter's snowmobile season is off to a good start — good news in an era when scientists predict the warming climate is going to reduce the amount of time people will be able to cross the countryside on their motorized sleds.

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Old Orchard Beach considers retail marijuana ban

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Residents of Old Orchard Beach can voice their opinion on whether to prohibit retail marijuana establishments in the seaside town.

The Journal Tribune reports the town council is holding a Tuesday public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit retail marijuana establishments in town.

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Congress’ official tax analyst sees 2027 tax boosts for many

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BY ALAN FRAM The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

The Republican tax bill would mean average initial tax cuts for Americans across all income lines, but by 2027, it would boost average levies for everyone earning up to $75,000, which includes most taxpayers, Congress' nonpartisan tax analyst estimated Monday.

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Meet Carolina!

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Coastal Humane Society

BRUNSWICK

This proud pooch is Carolina! She's just over one year old and she's a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. She will make someone a great companion and family dog - she is eager to learn, and will need a good amount of exercise. (A tired dog is a happy dog!)

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MCA receives its sixth honor of 2017

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Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark

BATH

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Brunswick nonprofit CEI gets $450K donation

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BRUNSWICK

KeyBank Foundation has donated $450,000 payable over three years to Coastal Enterprises, Inc. to support small business growth and job creation in Maine’s rural counties.

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Region 10 brings holiday cheer to Midcoast seniors

Times Record - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:27
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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