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Police: 51-year-old woman killed in apparent hit-and-run

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

WESTBROOK (AP) — Maine police say a woman was killed in an apparent hit-and-run.

The 51-year-old victim died Tuesday night after being struck by an SUV in Westbrook. Police say they are still looking for the vehicle involved in the collision and the driver.

The intersection where the crash occurred was shut down for two hours, and reopened around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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Doctors, providers to receive opioid prescribing training

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

CARIBOU (AP) — A medical group is offering free trainings for those who prescribe opioid medication.

A 2016 state law that addressed the opioid drug abuse crisis set education and training standards for opioid prescribers. The Maine Medical Association is holding a training session in Caribou on Wednesday evening.

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Prosecutors: Man helped Mexicans get into U.S. via Canada

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say a Mexican man helped illegally smuggle Mexican immigrants into Maine via Canada.

The Portland Press Herald reports 40-year-old Silvino Orduna-Cabrera pleaded guilty Aug. 31 and was sentenced Monday to time served — about two months.

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LePage orders sheriffs to honor ICE requests

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine’s Republican governor is directing the state’s 16 county sheriffs to detain immigrants upon request by federal immigration officers — or be removed from office.

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Lisbon clerk awarded 2017 Ethelyn Stuart Marthia Award

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

LISBON — Lisa Goodwin, President of the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association awarded Lisbon Town Clerk Twila Lycette with the 2017 Ethelyn Stuart Marthia Award at the Maine Town and City Clerk’s Association Networking Day on Sept. 12.

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People Plus open house is Thursday

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

BRUNSWICK — People Plus will be hold an open house Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. As the Brunswick Area Senior Community Center, People Plus will be showcasing all of the activities, clubs, programs and games that are held at the center daily, weekly and monthly at this single event at 35 Union St.

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Cider Pressing at the Pownalborough Court House

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

DRESDEN — Bring your own apples and press your own cider at the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden on Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The stewardship committee for the historic site will provide an electric grinder and a traditional press.

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Tour de Farms is coming Saturday to Wiscasset

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24

WISCASSET — The 18th annual Midcoast Maine Tour de Farms will take place this Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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BAY DAY IN BOWDOINHAM

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24
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Lisbon Dems to pick candidate

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

The Lisbon Democratic Committee will caucus Sunday to select a candidate for the Maine House District 56 representing Lisbon in November.

The special election will fill the seat left vacant earlier this month by the sudden death of Rep. Gina Mason, who was elected to her first term in the Legislature last November. Her term expires in 2018.

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Food sovereignty on hold in Freeport

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

Freeport won’t adopt a food sovereignty ordinance until the Maine Legislature addresses issues in state law that could put agriculture at risk.

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Woolwich raises tax rate 1.4%

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

WOOLWICH

The Woolwich Board of Selectmen voted Monday to increase the municipal tax rate to $14.40, or 1.4 percent.

The 20 cent tax increase follows two years at $14.20, after a drop of 10 cents before that. For a property valued at $100,000, for example, the property tax would be $1,440.

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Brunswick to eye shift in special ed

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:24
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick School Board tonight will tackle a change proposed by the state that will impact young children with disabilities.

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Troubled Minds, ‘Shattered’ System Part III

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:16
By Lance Tapley Pine Tree Watch

Third in a three-part series. Read Part 1 here.

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Troubled Minds, ‘Shattered’ System: Part II

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:52
By Lance Tapley Pine Tree Watch

Second in a three-part series.

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Troubled Minds, ‘Shattered’ System

Times Record - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:47
By Lance Tapley

First in a three-part series.

In April, while incarcerated at the Maine State Prison’s Intensive Mental Health Unit in Warren, James Staples removed his own eyeball.

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GARDENING: Good corn taste ... it’s in the genes

Times Record - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:14
BY LEE REICH The Associated Press

The taste of sweet corn in the market has, to many palates, gotten better and better over the years. The taste of sweet corn that I grow is the same every year.

Still, my taste buds tell me that my corn tastes best.

It’s not from having a green thumb or a site particularly congenial to sweet corn; it’s all in the sweet corn’s genes.

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Love egg rolls? Make them at home

Times Record - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:14
BY SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

Who doesn’t love an egg roll? For generations it’s been Chinese cuisine’s No. 1 hit in America. And why not?

They’re ubiquitous, they’re fried, they’re delicious, and you can eat them with your hands. Unfortunately, egg rolls are restaurant food. Making them at home can seem too daunting.

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Those keeping watch while others sleep

Times Record - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:14
Sarah Smiley

When I was younger, my grandmother, Doris, said that she and my grandfather, Big Jack, were like ships passing in the night.

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New York wine country

Times Record - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:14
BY SALLY CARPENTER HALE The Associated Press

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.

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