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Police: Maine driver arrested in fatal head-on crash

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

ALTON (AP) — Maine police have arrested a man in a fatal head-on crash in Alton.

Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Creighton of Medford, Maine, has been charged with aggravated driving to endanger and violating conditions of release.

Police say the other driver, 63-year-old Robin Gardner of Lagrange, Maine, was killed in the crash on Friday morning.

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Maine insulated from gerrymandering, wasted votes

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

BANGOR (AP) — While other states struggle with gerrymandering, Maine remains largely unaffected.

The Bangor Daily News reports that redistricting in Maine has resulted in few changes to the state’s congressional and legislative districts. Maine only has two congressional districts and the state Legislature is divided closely.

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2 hurt when woman tries to smoke while using oxygen tank

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

WATERVILLE (AP) — Officials in Maine say a woman’s oxygen mask caught fire while she was attempting to light a cigarette.

WLBZ-TV reports Waterville Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on Thanksgiving at about 2 p.m. The fire department says a man who was also in the home burned his hand while trying to put the fire out.

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Woman files lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret over firing

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine woman has filed a lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret claiming she was unjustly fired due to her weight and her age.

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Stores hoping people keep shopping offer Cyber Monday deals

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK

After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers.

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Suit seeks to stop Trump from naming acting director of CFPB

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government official President Donald Trump wants to pass over as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with his own budget chief is asking a federal court to block the president’s appointment.

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Man killed in head-on crash

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Police in Maine continue to investigate a head-on crash that killed a man over the weekend.

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Decision coming about future of New England shrimp fishing

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is coming this week about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen.

New England shrimping, largely based in Maine, has been shut down since 2013. Regulators say the shrimp are suffering from poor reproduction and warming ocean temperatures.

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3 Maine agencies get grants to hire community police

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal Department of Justice is giving three Maine law enforcement agencies a total of a half million dollars in funding to hire community policing officers.

The department says the largest grant is a $250,000 award to the Somerset County Sheriff ’s Department. The Madawaska Police Department and Jay Police Department are getting $125,000 each.

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Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries.

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TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

Friday Mega Millions: 16-36-54-61-64

Megaball: 22 Megaplier: 3

Gimme 5: 3-16-21-24-36

Day Pick 3: 4-7-0

Day Pick 4: 2-2-8-2

Evening Pick 3: 2-6-0

Evening Pick 4: 8-0-6-7

Saturday

Powerball:

8-13-27-53-54 (4)

Megabucks Plus:

5-6-15-29-38 (4) Lotto America: 1-7-16-25-26 (8)

Day Pick 3: 4-0-5

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Sodoku

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Crossword

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Cryptoquote

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

DEAR ABBY: My 25- year-old son, “Jay,” would like to come home for Christmas. I’m paying, so I made his reservation yesterday. Late last night, he told my husband he needs to go back two days early because of work. This change will cost around $150 more than the $215 I’m already paying.

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Response to the Tax Bill Should Start with ‘No’

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY DOUGLAS ROOKS

What do we need to know about the Republican tax plan that is convulsing Washington, but which even the most attentive readers are having difficulty following?

It is this: The tax bills, both House and Senate versions, are a massive payoff for corporate contributors to both parties, and have almost nothing to do with benefiting the “middle class.”

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Today in History

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2017. There are 34 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

On Nov. 27, 1967, the Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour" was released in the United States by Capitol Records.

On this date

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LL Bean’s beloved duck boots expecting record holiday season

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
The Associated Press

FREEPORT

L.L. Bean is in the midst of another record-breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and the Mainebased retailer says there will be enough boots to meet the holiday crunch.

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Maine Needs Business Tax Cuts

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07
BY PAUL CHACE

Business tax cuts have gained a lot of momentum since President Trump took office earlier this year, and hopefully might become reality with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act currently going through Congress.

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Public hearings planned on Amtrak expansion to Rockland

Times Record - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:07

ROCKLAND (AP) — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is planning a series of public meetings on expanding Amtrak service north to Rockland.

Executive Director Patricia Quinn said forums are going to be held between December and January in communities where Amtrak’s Downeaster would stop, including Rockland, Newcastle, Wiscasset and Bath.

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