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Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
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Timey Wimey Stuff

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY DOUGLAS MCINTIRE

I’m sitting here, late in the week, pecking away at the keyboard. A few days from now, if the fates are willing, you will be reading these words that are just now being formed. Most likely, this will lead into a vision, place or moment from my past being enacted now in my mind and transferred to the keyboard.

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I’m Still Cheering For Trump

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
BY MICHAEL REAGAN

Donald Trump sure hit it out of the park.

Like millions of other people in America who tuned in to the president’s first State of the Union Address, I’m still cheering.

I wasn’t in Washington, in Soviet California, or anywhere else in Trump’s America.

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Authorities warn of fake police charity calls in Maine

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

PORTLAND ( AP) — Authorities say they have received reports from Maine residents about a phone scam seeking donations in support of a fraudulent police fund.

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Maine firewood suppliers, citing weather, can’t meet demand

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20
The Associated Press

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NOAA almost done collecting info about future of leatherback

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

(AP) The federal government is almost done collecting information about a decision that could change the conservation status of the world’s largest turtle.

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Police say alcohol likely factor in death of Orono woman

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

ORONO ( AP) — Maine police say alcohol is a likely factor in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found in an Orono snowbank.

News reports say the body of Alexie Adams, of Orono, was found by a passer-by Saturday morning.

Orono police and the Maine State Police are investigating. Foul play is not suspected.

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Fishermen to make case to fish for more baby eels in Maine

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:20

PORTLAND ( AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering the possibility of allowing Maine fishermen to catch more valuable baby eels.

Fishermen harvest baby eels, called elvers, from rivers and streams in Maine. They are worth more than $1,000 per pound to fishermen because they play a key role in Asian aquaculture operations.

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Liberals seek elderly, disabled universal home care

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Liberals backed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros have launched an effort for Maine to be the first state to ensure all elderly and disabled people have access to help with daily activities from bathing to medication management.

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Maine primaries could feature new ranked voting system

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Backers of a new ranked voting method on Friday submitted signatures to force Maine to become the first state to implement the election overhaul in time for the June primaries.

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Trips to Canada, Cuba offered in Lisbon

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19

LISBON — The Sunshine Hill Neighbors Seniors and the Lisbon Parks and Rec are offering two overnight trips for 2018 as well as a Red Sox day trip.

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Scholarships available for Bowdoinham students

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19

BOWDOINHAM — The Maine Community Foundation’s Richard Ferrier Scholarship offers financial assistance to Bowdoinham residents aged 13-18 to pursue their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment.

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USM show now airing in Brunswick, Harpswell, Lisbon

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19

PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine has announced it will now be airing its monthly television show, “The USM Update,” statewide.

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Brunswick speech and debate team takes third

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
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BRUNSWICK

Despite competing against much larger teams, the Brunswick High School debate team placed third at the state meet in Bangor Saturday.

Multiple students won state titles in their events and the team took home the sportsmanship award.

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Topsham Republicans to hold caucus on Friday

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
The Times Record

TOPSHAM

The Topsham Republican Committee has announced that Topsham Republicans will caucus at 7 p.m. Friday in the Municipal Meeting Room in Topsham Town Hall, located at 100 Main St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to meet candidates and, for those wishing to join the Republican Party, to register.

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2nd Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer passes sea test

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1200011|title=|desc= THE FUTURE USS MICHAEL MONSOOR leaves Bath Iron Works to head out to sea for trials in Bath, in this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo,. The ship is the second in the stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers. A statement from Naval Sea Systems Command says the future USS Michael Monsoor successfully completed its acceptance trials Thursday.

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Charges against BIW protesters dismissed

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Nine anti-war activists arrested last April while protesting the christening of the future USS Thomas Hudner have had their charges dismissed.

Superior Court Justice Daniel Billings dismissed criminal trespassing charges during the protesters initial day in court Thursday.

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Lisbon gubernatorial candidate confirmed to appear on Republican primary ballot

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
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LISBON

Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, announced that he would became the first gubernatorial candidate to turn in their nomination papers to the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State’s office confirmed Friday that Mason’s name will appear on the June ballot.

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Tiny fish continuing comeback

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1200001|title=|desc= ICE FISHERMAN John Lesser of Gorham watches his lines while waiting for a smelt to bite at Jim’s Camps on the Cathance River in Bowdoinham on Jan. 31. The smelt population is continuing to rebuild in parts of northern New England, which is good news for fishermen who squat in shacks to catch the little fish through the ice.

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Pats lose, while local businesses prevail

Times Record - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:19
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Patriots may have been denied a sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday, but many local businesses that offer takeout and delivery still came out ahead thanks to the buzz around the big game.

“For us it’s all hands on deck,” said Ross Arsenault, general manager of Topsham’s Buffalo Wild Wings location.

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