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New ministries at the Church of the Good Samaritan

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25

BRUNSWICK — Two new ministries will be celebrated at a gala service at the Church of Good Samaritan on Dec. 17.

The service will begin at 4 p.m. The service will take place at 4 Stanwood St. in Brunswick; use the side entrance. Refreshments will follow and all are welcome.

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Living the Word

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
by the Rev. Lois Hart

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

Wreaths

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Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormons

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.

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West Bath preparing for annual holiday service, carol singing

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
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WEST BATH

Once again, an old-fashioned Christmas is coming to West Bath.

A traditional candlelight Yuletide service will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the historic Old West Bath Meeting House, located at 680 Berry’s Mill Road. This holiday celebration is a free community event, and all faiths are welcome.

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FAITH NOTES :

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

Not counting children’s concerts, my husband, Dana, and I had made it to exactly zero live Christmas show since before becoming parents. Our oldest son is in college! So when a pair of ticket vouchers for the Portland Stage company’s performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play landed in my mailbox, I eagerly snapped up two seats.

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Flames engulf San Diego area in newest wildfires

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY ELLIOT SPAGAT and ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press

FALLBROOK, Calif.

Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight.

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GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY MATTHEW DALY and JULIET LINDERMAN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.

The eight-term lawmaker, a staunch conservative and fierce opponent of abortion, said in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff.

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Clashes erupt across West Bank over US Jerusalem pivot

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY ILAN BEN ZION and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH The Associated Press

JERUSALEM

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza, and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia poured into the streets after Friday prayers to protest President Donald Trump’s recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Protesters burned Israeli and U.S. flags or stomped on Trump posters in displays of anger.

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Political Cartoon

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In ‘America’s Finest City,’ homelessness spreads disease

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY JULIE WATSON The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO

Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot.

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Freeport Rotary in the Spirit of Giving

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY ANNE-MARIE DAVEE Freeport Rotary Club

The Freeport Rotary Club’s annual Christmas tree sale began in earnest on Nov. 24. Freeport Rotarians partner with the Freeport Fire Company selling Christmas trees and wreaths until they're gone. You can find trees and wreaths from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays at the Freeport Fire Station on 4 Main St.

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Clean Power Repeal Will Impact Mainers

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY RICK RUMBA

Back in October, US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a measure to begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, and right now, the EPA is holding a public comment period as they consider moving forward with the process.

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Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY FRANK BRUNI New York Times News Service

Show me a person who has no true friendships and I’ll show you someone with little if any talent for generosity, which is a muscle built through interactions with those who have no biological or legal claim to you but lean on you nonetheless.

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Political Cartoon

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Myth-busting the Tax Cut Bill

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY GORDON L. WEIL

The tax bill to be finally adopted by Congress before the end of the year has produced of a series of myths, mainly the result of its rushed legislative process.

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Let’s Usher in a New Year without a New Health Insurance Tax

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:25
BY MARY E. SMALL Guest Column

New Years is approaching and before long we will begin making our resolutions about leading healthier lives. Unfortunately, that’s going to be harder for over 100 million Americans, unless Congress takes immediate action on the health insurance tax.

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Celebrating Our History

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

Part II

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

I'm not interested in my legacy. I made

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Youth Revisited on Pleasant Mountain

Times Record - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY RON CHASE

Birthdays never bothered me until I turned sixty-nine. It was then that I realized my next solemn remembrance would be seventy. By anyone’s definition, seventy is old. Depending upon one’s perspective, it may not be ancient or completely over-the-hill, but seriously old.

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