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Carol J. Plourde

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

LISBON FALLS — Carol J. Plourde, age 61, of Lisbon Falls, died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, April 22, 2018. Carol was born in Worcester, MA, on October 9, 1956, one of three children born to Charles and Marion (Swenson) Aldrich.

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Gloria N. Card

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

BATH — Gloria N. Card, 89, of Washington Street, Bath, Maine died at her home on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Gloria, daughter of John A. and Dorris (Dexter) Nickerson, was born August 8, 1928 in Brewer, Maine. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1946. She attended the University of Maine where she met her husband, Donald L. Card. They were married on June 13, 1948.

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Barbara Bryant

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

BRUNSWICK — Barbara “Barb” Bryant of Colonial Gardens, Lisbon Falls, died on April 25, 2018. She was born in Gardiner, ME, on January 29, 1934, to Roy C. and Dorothy M. Fraser.

She was the foster daughter of Clair and Priscilla Oakes, who lovingly raised her after her mother died in 1937.

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

DEAR ABBY: We moved to the country, but we’re not really far out of town. My educated, urbane, professional husband who has always lived in the city, now bypasses our 2 1/2 bathrooms and relieves himself outdoors in a “king of all he surveys” pose.

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Sudoku

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Who’s on First with Max Linn Campaign?

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18
BY BILL NEMITZ Portland Press Herald Columnist

Life doesn’t get any worse than this for a political candidate — polling places plastered with printed notices from the state’s chief elections officer warning people not to vote for you.

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Sheep Dogs vs Wolves

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18
BY JONATHAN CRIMMINS

People can be broken down into three basic categories. You have wolves, you have sheep and you have the sheep dogs. Each one has their part to play in the world.

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Political Cartoon

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Man turns himself in after fire destroys portable toilets

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — A teenager accused of setting portable toilets on fire in Maine has been taken into custody.

Police say they believe 18-year-old Ellis Hemenway turned himself in Monday at the Auburn Police Department because of media coverage that included surveillance video.

Hemenway is charged with felony arson.

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Disqualified candidate files appeal with state Supreme Court

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

AUGUSTA (AP) — A would-be Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine is appealing a lower court’s decision to remove him from the ballot over allegations of invalid signatures on his ballot petition.

The Portland Press Herald reports an attorney for Max Linn filed a notice of appeal Monday with the state Supreme Judicial Court.

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Letter

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

Cote for Governor

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Quote of the Day

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

Like ships, men founder time and again.

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U.S. wants proof Canada saves whales, but some scientists balk

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

A group of Democratic senators says the U.S. should audit the job Canada is doing to protect endangered whales, but the Canadian government and some U.S. scientists are reacting coolly to the idea.

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Lawmakers to address vetoes, leaving over 100 bills in limbo

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

AUGUSTA (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to the Maine Statehouse to address gubernatorial vetoes on bills including commercial pot sales.

The Legislature has no plans Wednesday to consider over 100 bills addressing voter-approved Medicaid expansion, the opioid crisis, tax reform, school funding and pay for personal care aides.

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CMP parent company stands to make $60 million in project

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18

AUGUSTA (AP) — The parent company of Maine’s largest electricity utility could earn about $60 million a year through a new project that would bring power from Quebec to Massachusetts.

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Brunswick board approves $4.5M Hardings upgrade

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

It’s all systems go for Bath Iron Works’ plan to upgrade its Hardings Facility.

The application for a $4.5 million project was approved unanimously by the Brunswick Planning Board Tuesday.

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Lisbon council votes to extend tax break

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

LISBON

Lisbon's largest employer has gotten a boost from town councilors in its efforts to secure jobs.

With a tax increment financing agreement with Dingley Press due to expire this year, the town council OK'd an extension of that pact for another five years.

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Brunswick council to get budget feedback

Times Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:18
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The public will get to tell the council Thursday what it thinks about the town manager’s proposed $24.3 million spending plan.

The proposed 2018-19 municipal budget calls for an additional $933,591 — or a 3.98-percent increase — over the 2017-18 budget. The spending would increase the tax rate by 1.3 percent.

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