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Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

A pastor in Houston Texas told of how every single person alive needs help at sometime or another.

God sent me help after my husband, Christian Derbyshire, died. I had Chris’ entire trailer filled with millions of books, videos, DVDs and CDs. Mr Richard Fisco was the only person who helped me.

Only one person to help someone is all someone needs sometimes.

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School is Starting – Think Safety

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY CHICK CICIOTTE

Schools in our area will be opening in the next few days — so it’s time to start thinking about your driving. Remember, school zone speed is 15 miles per hour — be alert and a defensive driver, because kids are unpredictable and will dart out at anytime weather they are walking or riding a bike.

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Thinking College? Think Twice!

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY DAVID TREADWELL

$1.3 trillion dollars. Let that soak in for a minute. $1.3 trillion dollars. That’s the estimated total college student loan debt in this country.

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Trump: America’s Second Independent President

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY GORDON L. WEIL

“Trump is exactly what Republicans are not,” former Missouri GOP Sen. John Danforth wrote recently.

While that may seem extreme, the statement raises a serious issue about Trump’s relationship to the Republicans. “GOP leaders still puzzle over President Trump,” said a Boston Globe headline.

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Senate Should Embrace America’s Dreamers

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY JAMES G. HOWARD Guest Column

I didn’t grow up with much. Like a lot of kids, life was tough for my brother, sister and me. By the age of 13 my mother was on her third husband and that relationship wasn’t going any better than the previous two. Home life was not good, and at the age of 15 I left home.

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‘Don’t touch me. I’m dying.’ Harvey stories emerge

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY AMANDA LEE MYERS and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS The Associated Press

One man used his last words to save a friend’s life, warning him away from a live electrical wire. Another died checking on his uncle. Several others were last seen helping people out of floodwaters.

They’re among Harvey victims who lost their lives trying to save other people. Others died doing their best to survive the catastrophic disaster.

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What happened with Harvey: Death toll rises, chemical plant explodes

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
The Associated Press

HOUSTON

Harvey has weakened as it leaves Texas and its floodwaters are dropping in much of the Houston area, but the death toll from the storm is rising, a chemical plant exploded and other states are expected to see rain and possibly flooding. Here are some things happening on the ground:

THE FORECAST

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Without Strict Gun Laws, Education Needed

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

An accidental shooting death of a young girl occurred in Scarborough this week.

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As the floodwaters begin to recede, officials in Houston look to recovery

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY JEFF AMY and MATT SEDENSKY The Associated Press

HOUSTON

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Sailing fleet on display at Camden Windjammer Festival

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

CAMDEN (AP) — Maine’s historic fleet of windjammers is on display at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival.

The festival kicks off Friday with the arrival of more than a dozen windjammers and an evening capped by fireworks on the waterfront.

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Maine conservationist dies, helped preserve a million acres

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

ORONO (AP) — A conservationist

who worked to protect mountains and lakes in Maine has died. Alan Hutchinson was 70.

The Brookings-Smith Funeral Home in Bangor says Hutchinson died Sunday at his home in Orono.

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Cutler finishes work with grad center

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

PORTLAND (AP) — Former independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has resigned from his job aimed at helping get a new graduate center off the ground in southern Maine.

George Campbell, president of the University of Southern Maine Foundation, will be the interim CEO of the new graduate center at the University of Southern Maine.

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Lyft extends service throughout 32 states, Maine

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer

DETROIT

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BREAKING

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
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FREEPORT

A Durham man has been killed and two injured in a crash on Interstate 295 in Freeport late Thursday.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland confirmed that Dana Thibeault, 52, was killed after the tractor-trailer cab he was driving was struck by a van driven by Mark Fleming, also 52, of Cape Elizabeth, who had swerved in order to avoid a deer.

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Brunswick man charged with terrorizing

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A Brunswick man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with terrorizing and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Matthew Freeman, 45, is also charged with violating the conditions of his release.

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Lepage says Trump lumber tariffs threatening jobs

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump’s administration to exempt eastern Canadian provinces from softwood lumber tariffs that he says will lead to layoffs and shutdown operations in Maine.

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Lawmakers could tackle ranked-choice voting, pot bills

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Democratic House speaker hopes lawmakers will tackle ranked choice voting and marijuana legalization bills when they return for a special session this fall.

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Former Gov. Baldacci says he’d consider another run

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

PORTLAND (AP) — Former Maine Democratic Gov. John Baldacci says he would seriously mull another run for governor if he has concerns with the field of candidates.

Baldacci on a Thursday radio appearance said he could consider entering the race if he doesn’t see enough “ moderation” or bipartisan spirit among candidates.

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MIDCOAST’S BEST OFFICER

Times Record - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

AS MORSE HIGH SCHOOL began their first day of school with an all-student assembly, School Resource Officer Charles Reece joined Chief of Police Michael Field and The Times Record Publisher Michelle Lester in a surprise presentation.

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