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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

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

Honors

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Poets Society head gets tombstone

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

FREEPORT

The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America is preparing for the day he'll become a dead poet himself — by getting a tombstone.

Walter Skold is drawing inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 bards for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike.

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The Holiday Between the Holidays

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

Our Christmas village sits in the bay window of our living room, lights glowing inside ceramic homes positioned near the ice skating rink that rounds out a miniature community.

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Today in History

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

Today is Friday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2017. There are 30 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

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Brunswick Coastal Rotary Supports Local Physicians in Burundi Water Project

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY SUSAN BLACK Brunswick Coastal Rotary Club

With Thanksgiving just over and the season of giving underway in this bounteous land, most of us don’t have to worry about where our next glass of water comes from. But in Kigutu, Burundi, water for the family has to be collected every day from Lake Tanganika or other streams and brought home over a five-mile walk in large old gasoline cans.

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Town Trees – McKeen Woods

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

It’s not easy to miss the stand of tall white pines mixed with a few oaks on the corner of McKeen and Spring streets. Taller than any house and rich with shade in the hot months, these trees are no yard-ornamentals; they are a micro forest in mid-town Brunswick.

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Here We Go Again

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

Bath Iron Works is currently competing for new contracts in a $19 billion bidding war against five other shipyards seeking to build 20 frigates for the U.S. Navy.

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LETTERS

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

Congress Votes with its Wallet

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Celebrating Our History

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

Part I

W hat small town in

America served as home to three of the 19th century’s most celebrated writers, including one whose novel outsold all books in that century but the Bible? Answer: Brunswick. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”)

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Too Much Government or Too Little?

Times Record - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:10
BY GORDON L. WEIL

When you hear the term “net neutrality,” do your eyes glaze over?

It may sound techie, but it is about the major issue of the day: the roles of government and private enterprise.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

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

CAMERAMEN GORDAN BRINGHAM, left and Ed Harris, both members of People Plus, volunteer each month to help film the center's two tv shows, News and Views, which talks about what is going on at the People Plus Center and People Plus Cooks!, a monthly cooking show that highlights healthy versions of historical recipes from the senior community.

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2018 Moxie Festival logo contest open

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

LISBON

Now that the 2018 Moxie Festival theme has been chosen, organizers are looking for next year’s logo.

Each year, Lisbon’s Moxie Festival Committee invites people to design a logo that captures the excitement, energy and purpose of the festival.

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Bowdoin establishes guest semester program for Puerto Rican, US Virgin Island students affected by hurricanes

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

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College is opening its doors and classrooms to students in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands whose education has been disrupted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Burton talk at Curtis Library

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

BRUNSWICK — Author June Vail will talk about her book, “The Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton's Modern Victorian Life,” on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-3 p.m.

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