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Another inland salmon farm for Maine, this time on mill site

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

BUCKSPORT (AP) — A Maine-based investor says he’s building a salmon farm on the site of a former paper mill in Bucksport.

Whole Oceans’ Rob Piasio of Yarmouth said Thursday he’s purchasing the site to raise Atlantic salmon in a land-based facility. It’s the second land-based salmon aquaculture operation announced for Maine in recent weeks.

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Plan to try to fix scallop scuffle up for debate

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government is taking comments from the public about a plan to try to better manage a piece of the scallop fishery that has been a source of conflict in recent years.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
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Bowdoinham begins process for new public works facility

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

BOWDOINHAM

Bowdoinham took important steps to a new public works facility on Thursday.

The deadline for contractors to submit bids to do the work was 10 a.m. Later in the day, the town’s planning board began the review process for the new facility, which will be located at 122 Pond Road.

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BDA seeks nominations for preservation awards

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
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BRUNSWICK

It’s time once again to recognize people and organizations who have their eye on preservation.

The Brunswick Downtown Association is seeking nominations for its 2018 Downtown Preservation Awards. Nominations are due no later than April 6; the awards will be presented on April 26 at BDA’s Speaker Series spring event.

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Extra special at Curtis:

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

“‘This is extra special,’ the bear thought as he ate the cookie,” said Barb Warner of Brunswick, reading from the illustrated children’s book, “Bear in Love,” by Daniel Pinkwater. “This is extra special, he’s saying. Extra special, extra special, extra special, extra special.”

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BIW tax credit

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

While the Taxation Committee continues discussion on a tax credit of up to $60 million for Bath Iron Works, a number of lawmakers’ questions remain unanswered.

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Brunswick’s town council adopts welcoming resolution

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The town of Brunswick is officially welcoming new residents.

The council approved a resolution at its meeting Tuesday, but not without debate about language about immigrants included in the measure.

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COLORS OF THE COVE

Times Record - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:17
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Hannaford distribution center workers hold day-long strike

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Union members who work at a food distribution center in Maine launched a 24-hour strike as part of their drive for a new contract.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 says 250 workers at the Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland began the strike on Wednesday morning. The union’s contract expired on Saturday.

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FEMA to provide assistance for fall Maine windstorm

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

PORTLAND (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's notifying the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the state of Maine under a disaster declaration.

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Tests for strange smell in classroom come back negative

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

LITCHFIELD (AP) — A Maine school district has found no evidence of contamination after a group of students were removed from a Litchfield classroom due to reports of a strange smell.

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Home values up in Maine in January

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says home values in the state were up more than 5 percent in January.

The association says sales of existing single-family homes increased by less than a percentage point from January 2017 to January of this year, but value tracked upward. The median sales price was $200,000.

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Publishers sue city over ordinance limiting free papers

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

BIDDEFORD (AP) — Two Maine newspapers are suing the city of Biddeford over an ordinance that curbs the deliveries of free unsolicited papers.

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Colby College Museum receives rare German prints

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

WATERVILLE (AP) — The Colby College Museum of Art in Maine has received a rare collection of German prints.

The Portland Press Herald reports museum director Sharon Corwin announced this week Norma Boom Marin had donated 28 prints to the institution. Corwin says the collection includes pieces by Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig and Max Beckmann.

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Bath Farmers’ Market seeks community support for SNAP token program

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40
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BATH

The Bath Farmers’ Market is extending its support of the SNAP market token program for a fourth year — and is seeking help from the community to boost its effort.

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Family Day set for Saturday at the Arctic Museum

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

BRUNSWICK — Families are invited to participate in Family Day at the Peary- MacMillan Arctic Museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The museum will offer hands-on experiments and art projects at the annual event regarding the people, wildlife and climate of the arctic.

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Electricity customers didn’t save money with retail sellers

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new state report finds that Maine electricity customers paid $77 million more than they needed to on power for several years.

The Bangor Daily News reports the Maine Public Utilities Commission found residents would have saved $77 million if they stuck with the state-regulated power price instead of buying from retail sellers from 2012 to 2016.

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Ice fisherman with no training saves friend with CPR

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

AUBURN (AP) — A Maine ice fisherman with no first-aid training performed CPR on his friend who collapsed on a frozen pond.

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Demonstrators march in Portland for action on gun control

Times Record - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40

PORTLAND (AP) — Dozens gathered in a Portland park for a march and rally focusing on the safety of children following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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