[img_assist|nid=1200938|title=|desc= UNDER THE DIRECTION of SMCC Instructor John Gallagher, right, Mark Girardin of Lewiston tries his hand at plasma cutting in SMCC’s new manufacturing technician training program.
On rare occasions, you meet someone whose whole life is dedicated to shining a light upon those in the dark. My good friend Julie Zimmerman is such a person.
The American economy remains in one of its longest recoveries in history. Does President Trump deserve the credit?
The memory of the 2007 financial meltdown fades. Unemployment is down. Incomes are beginning to increase. Consumer spending, the driver of the economy, is picking up. The recovery, begun years ago, remained strong during Trump’s first year in office.
LISBON — The Lisbon School Department is accepting names for the public school Pre-Kindergarten program at Lisbon Community School. This program is for children who will be 4 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2018.
PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate fishing managers say they have approved a new set of rules for lobster and crab fishing that they expect will improve data collection about the two valuable species.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Sen. Angus King is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to release a report about proposed rules that would allow employers to create “tip pools” for tipped workers.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The LePage administration is proposing legislation that would add an annual fee on electric and hybrid cars in order to pay for highway maintenance.
Galen Gaze of Brunswick has won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 1st District.
As announced Wednesday by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Gaze’s illustration, “Toucanana,” will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for a year.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Town Council will attend a retreat Saturday at 9 a.m. in room 206 at Town Hall.
According to its agenda, the council will discuss its priorities for 2018 as well as meeting protocols, communication procedures, and “other issues of concern.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of Love Your Library month, The Times Record on every Friday in February will examine the ways our local libraries impact the community. In this first installment, we look at libraries in Bowdoinham and Topsham.
Two programs for teens are coming to Patten Free Library:
As the Legislature’s Taxation Committee continues to grapple with a bill to give a tax credit to Bath Iron Works, sponsor Rep. Jennifer De- Chant, D-Bath, introduced an amendment to address concerns raised by critics of the bill.
Sherri “Sam” Mason, 44, is a professor of chemistry and chairs the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the State University of New York in Fredonia, New York. She conducted groundbreaking research on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes while aboard the Brig Niagara in 2012 and found high concentrations of microplastics, including in Lake Erie.
[img_assist|nid=1200802|title=|desc= CHRISTA MCAULIFFE, the space teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, prepares to put on an oxygen mask for an orientation flight aboard one of the T-28 NASA training planes in Houston, Texas, in this Sept. 30, 1985, file photo.