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Bernard G. Briggs

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

Bernard G. Briggs, age 77 of Ballston Lake passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Supranuclear Palsy Disorder. Born on March 13, 1940 in Lewiston, ME, he was the son of the late Edmund and Edna Briggs.

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Doris B. Gordon

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

LIVERMORE — Doris B. Gordon, 87, a resident of Livermore, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 2, 1930, in Lewiston, the daughter of J. Deneri Plante and Adrienne (St. Laurent) Plante, and attended schools in Lewiston.

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Barbara A. Theberge

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

BRUNSWICK — Barbara went to her Lord when he called her to be at peace on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. Born Barbara Ann Theberge, the only daughter to Anita and Alexis Theberge on May 18th, 1955. She attended St. John’s School, Brunswick High School, St. Joseph’s College, and SMTC. She was currently employed by Alliance Press/Times Record for 39 years.

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Marcelle Berthe Bisson Nadeau

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

BRUNSWICK — Marcelle Berthe Bisson Nadeau, 94, Born on July 4, 1923 to Canadian immigrants, Marcelle was the second of four children and the only daughter of Adelard Onizeme and Alma Albertine Dionne Bisson.

As her heartbeat stopped and her eyes slowly closed, God took another angel at 2:28am on November 28, 2017. She died in the home where she has lived for over 65 years,

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Living the Word

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

The Thin Places

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FAITH NOTES :

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

I get giddy at the sight of twinkling holiday lights. Candles softly glowing in windows warm my heart. And Christmas music makes me want to sing along. But there is a part of the upcoming holiday I dread: The push, push, push to spend, spend, spend. As if peace and goodwill could be purchased with a credit card.

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All Saints Parish hosting ‘Advent for Adults’ series

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

BRUNSWICK

All Saints Parish will host “Advent for Adults” throughout the Advent season at four of its parish churches.

The free series aims to help people grow in their faith, learn new ways to connect with God, explore God in the world of art and music, and immerse in Advent through experiences of prayer.

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No sister act: Nuns’ album tops charts in time for Christmas

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY JEFF KAROUB The Associated Press

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich.

The members of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, silently filed into the chapel. Within minutes, they were singing — first in unison, then in a transfixing, layered harmony that reverberated off the marble floors, wood-paneled walls and cathedral ceiling.

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Maine scallopers back on water after record year in 2016

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

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine fishermen are heading out on the water to participate in the state’s rebuilt scallop fishery, which targets one of the most lucrative seafood species in the country.

Scallop fishing begins Friday in Maine and lasts until mid-April. The specifications for the season are very similar to the previous year.

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Police: Maine woman threatened dog walker with BB gun

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

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine woman is accused of threatening a dog walker with a BB gun.

Franklin County deputies responded to a report of a gun being brandished Tuesday in the town of Eustis and arrested 65-year-old Marcia Higgins.

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Suspect in mistaken identity killing back in Pennsylvania

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

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for a West Virginia slaying is in Pennsylvania to face charges in an interstate killing that police say was a case of mistaken identity.

The Public Opinion reports John Wayne Strawser is accused of chasing down and killing 28-year-old Timothy Davison along Interstate 81 in January 2014.

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Officials stumped in highway crash case that cost $3 million

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

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say they have no clues and have made no progress in the case of a hit-and-run driver who caused $3 million in damage by cracking a highway overpass.

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Maine won’t participate in shrimp research program

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

PORTLAND (AP) — The commissioner of Maine’s Marine Resources Department says next year the state won’t participate in a research program that allows fishermen to catch some Northern shrimp.

Interstate regulators extended a moratorium on New England shrimp fishing for another year on Wednesday. They fishery has been shut since 2013.

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Visits to Katahdin Woods quadruple from last year’s season

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

PENOBSCOT (AP) — Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is likely to draw nearly 15,000 visitors by the end of the year — four times the number of people who visited during an abbreviated first season.

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Collins not ready to commit to GOP tax overhaul

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

With crucial votes looming on a GOP tax overhaul, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is finding herself once again in the role of casting a pivotal vote — and once again playing her cards close to the vest.

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Blaze destroys former fire chief’s garage

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

CASCO (AP) — Fire officials in Maine are investigating a blaze that destroyed a two-story garage.

WMTW-TV reports crews responded to the Casco home around 6 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say firefighters contained the blaze but the garage was a total loss.

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Maine man behind bars, again, after exposure convictions

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

WARREN (AP) — A Maine man who’s been convicted of exposing himself more than a dozen times is in prison.

Prosecutors say 60-year-old Robert Demmons, of Warren, exposed himself in the parking lot of a Rockland store over the summer and faced three counts of indecent conduct.

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Reed & Reed selected for Mitchell Field Pier demo

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Harpswell Selectmen selected Woolwich-based construction company Reed & Reed to remove the dilapidated former Navy pier at Mitchell Field at their meeting Thursday evening.

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Wiscasset sues over road project it says would harm village

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

WISCASSET

The town of Wiscasset has sued the state over a project aimed at improving flow of traffic through its waterfront village area.

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FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL HONORS

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Honors

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