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State agencies agree to shift more funds to job training

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine workforce boards are agreeing to spend a larger share of federal funds on job training following criticism from Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

The Portland Press Herald reports the state workforce board agreed Friday to set a goal of 45 percent of federal funds devoted to job training next year. That jumps to 60 percent in 2019.

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Maine wants more people to visit the state in the winter

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine might be cold and snowy in the winter, but that’s part of what makes it the perfect place for skiing and snowmobiling.

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Region seen as having sufficient winter power supplies

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — New England’s power grid operator doesn’t foresee any major problems supplying the region with sufficient electricity this coming winter.

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Former priest pleads not guilty to new sexual abuse charges

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

A former Jesuit priest and Maine high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Freeport church nearly 20 years ago.

The Portland Press Herald reports a court on Friday set bail at $50,000 for 80-year-old James Francis Talbot on Friday.

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SKIING SANTAS

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
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Yingst of Mars Exploration Rover Mission to give talk at People Plus

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

BRUNSWICK — Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and Brunswick resident R. Aileen Yingst will discuss the Curiosity rover project 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at People Plus

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Brunswick, Freeport versions of Monopoly available

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
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BRUNSWICK

Brunswick- and Freeport-themed Monopoly -style games are being sold by the Brunswick Downtown Association and Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce, respectively.

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Moore named TR’s senior staff writer

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
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BRUNSWICK

Longtime Times Record reporter Darcie Moore has been promoted to the new position of senior staff writer at the paper, effective today.

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Harpswell sticks with recycling company

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Casella will continue as contractor for Harpswell’s solid waste needs in 2018 after selectmen last week approved pursuing a pact with the company.

“We went out for bid a couple of months ago, actually,” said Recycling Center Manager Chuck Perow. “Our contract for waste disposal comes up at the end of this year.”

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Fire department nets grant for new boat

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Fire Department will have a new tool in its arsenal come springtime.

The department was awarded a $30,000 grant in September to help purchase a new, 18-foot flat bottom boat with a jet outboard. The new vessel will help with search and rescue operations, as well as provide increased access to area islands and local waters.

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Cundy’s Harbor holiday

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29

As the light began to fade and a full moon peaked out from behind the horizon, Cundy’s Harbor residents gathered at Holbrook’s on Sunday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Walk. Starting at Holbrook’s, dozens of people walked up to the community hall, lighting Christmas trees at various stops along the way.

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SAD 75 eyes ways to make up days

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

School Administrative District 75 is still considering its options to make up a week of school canceled due to October’s mass power outage.

The district has released a survey for families and staff, available this week, that will help district officials determine how to make up the lost days of school.

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Collins defends vote on Senate tax bill

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
Staff and wire reports

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is defending her vote on tax legislation by claiming she has an “ironclad” commitment from lawmakers that the bill won’t result in Medicare cuts.

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Trump hints at tweaking tax plan

Times Record - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29
BY KEN THOMAS The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax rate, injecting an element of uncertainty into the tax plan only hours after it cleared the Senate.

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Mystery author Bruce Robert Coffin at Patten Free Library

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
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BATH

Maine mystery writer Bruce Robert Coffin will be signing books in Bath next week.

The author will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Patten Free Library to sign books; Mustard Seed Bookstore will handle sales.

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Celebrate Christmas at Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
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WISCASSET

Experience a 19th century style Christmas with a 21st century flair at Historic New England’s Nickels- Sortwell House this holiday season.

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FRIDAY EVENING ON TELEVISION

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
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HOROSCOPES

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, an outburst of creativity may surprise those close to you, but this week you just may need an outlet. Channel this energy into a project you have been hoping to complete.

TAURUS Apr 21/May 21

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COMICS

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10

DEAR ABBY: I’m almost an adult now, starting to think about having children and a good marriage of my own. But I have a disturbing childhood memory I have never been able to erase.

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