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Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02

Ramble-On Council

Brunswick is in a very sad state of affairs, brought on by council members who talk too much and way too long. Council members speak too often and too long on any and all issues, but the public is only allowed five minutes at the podium.

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Vietnam Program Can Teach Needed Lessons

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY GORDON L. WEIL

We are about to start talking about the Vietnam War again. Not because of events in Korea, another divided Asian country, but because filmmaker Ken Burns has produced a major series of programs on that historically divisive conflict.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
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Drug overdose deaths in 1st half of year on par with 2016

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY DAVID SHARP The Associated Press

PORTLAND

The number of Maine overdose deaths so far this year is on par with 2016, suggesting the numbers are leveling off while still averaging one per day, the state said Wednesday.

There were 185 drug overdose deaths in the first six months of the year — a slight decline from the same period in 2016, according to data from Maine’s chief medical examiner.

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New rules eyed for shrimp fishery – if it reopens

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

With the prospect of New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery reopening this winter, new rules are being designed to perpetuate the crustacean’s numbers and prevent another shutdown.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02

Recognizing the OSS

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS was created out of necessity by President Roosevelt after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and was disbanded in 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02

“Censorship is the height of vanity.”

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9/11 CEREMONY IN BRUNSWICK ON MONDAY

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
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Dispute settled, Bowdoin College acquires home

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
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BRUNSWICK

Bowdoin College has acquired the property located at 28 College St. in Brunswick that was formerly owned by Arline P. Lay.

The college closed on the property Thursday, after reaching a purchase and sale agreement with Arline Lay and her son, James Lay, according to a statement issued by the college.

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Restorative Justice training opportunity in Bath

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02

BATH — The Restorative Justice Project will conduct a mentor training series in Bath beginning Sept. 12 at the Grace Episcopal Church at 1100 Washington St. in Bath.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
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Brunswick council approves medical marijuana storefront moratorium

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

Following a public hearing Tuesday, the Brunswick Town Council unanimously approved a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana storefronts. The moratorium will allow town officials to work out zoning kinks and coordinate with state retail marijuana legislation and local ordinances.

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Hospice of Southern Maine to hold Freeport forum

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
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FREEPORT

A Hospice of Southern Maine Thresholds Community Forum will take place Thursday. Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Freeport Library.

The Anne L. Hunter Memorial Thresholds Conference is an annual educational event, designed to provide clinicians, social workers and caregivers the knowledge and tools to understand hospice care and end of life.

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Annual event happening Saturday features Seguin Island Light, other sites

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

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College, others in Maine decry DACA decision

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY JOHN SWINCONECK Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Bowdoin College’s president has said President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA — program is “profoundly disappointing.”

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Gideon talks politics at potluck

Times Record - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

On Thursday, Maine Speaker of the House Rep. Sarah Gideon, D-Freeport, spoke to assembled Sagadahoc Democrats at an end-of-summer potluck picnic at the Bath Freight Shed.

Gideon’s talk was focused largely on Maine’s various referendum issues, past and future.

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Legion to host blood drive Friday

Times Record - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:51

BRUNSWICK — American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick will join with the American Red Cross to hold the legion’s first community blood drive Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 20, 1 Columbus Drive in Brunswick.

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Yellowstone’s hidden secret: Rare plant only grows in park

Times Record - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:18
BY MARK DAVIS Powell Tribune

POWELL, Wyo.

Those seeking to see a living specimen of Yellowstone National Park’s most rare species, Yellowstone sand verbena, are sworn to secrecy. Its location is closely guarded, and those who visit are asked not to discuss its exact whereabouts.

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Shopping by voice has its limits

Times Record - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:18
BY ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer

[img_assist|nid=1172070|title=|desc= THIS PHOTO SHOWS models of the Amazon Echo Show. With Echo Show, Amazon has given its voiceenabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google’s efforts at bringing “smarts” to the home.

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e-bikes

Times Record - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:18
BY BARRY ADAMS Wisconsin State Journal

MADISON, Wis.

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