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Men arrested at Starbucks feared for their lives

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
BY ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer

PHILADELPHIA

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.

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FAA orders fan blade inspections

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.

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Drug mule sentenced in Australia for coke cruise

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
The Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia

A Canadian drug mule broke down in tears in an Australian court on Wednesday when she was sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship.

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Eugene H. Gagne

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

BRUNSWICK — Eugene H. “Gene” Gagne, 75, of Union Street, died on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

He was born in Brunswick on October 17, 1942, a son of Camille E. and Laurence Theberge Gagne.

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially. My brother is engaged to a very kind woman — a mother of three he met four months ago. She’s not aware of his lies, manipulations, debt and pill addiction.

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Sudoku

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Shopping For A New Governor

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
BY GARY ANDERSON

Bath's Maine Maritime Museum gathering of Democrat candidates for governor was a resounding affirmation that interest in political participation is alive and well, at least in the Midcoast.

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Practical Political Suggestions for BIW’s Local S6 Union

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
BY JOHN RENSENBRINK

In a front page article on April 7, Times Record reporter Nathan Strout quotes the President of Local S6, Mike Keenan, blasting General Dynamics for laying off workers, saying on behalf of the Union “Placing workers on unemployment while simultaneously asking Maine’s taxpayers for an average of $57,692 a week in tax credits over the next 15 years is atrocious.”

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Political Cartoon

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Quote of the day

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Somewhere out in this audience may even be

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Waterville to move “Ticonic” sculpture

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Waterville officials have approved funding to relocate a public sculpture.

The Morning Sentinel reports the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to use $15,000 from the public works equipment account to fund the move of the sculpture called “The Ticonic.” The sculpture will be moved from The Concourse to the planned RiverWalk.

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Letter

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

Climate Change a National Security Threat

I had the pleasure of hearing retired marine corps General Anthony Zinni speak at Bowdoin on April 9. He is a brilliant soldier and statesman, having been commander in chief of U.S. Central Command and having preceded George Mitchell as middle east envoy, among other achievements of his career.

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Student from Zambia fights to compete in U.S. poetry contest

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Lawyers for a high school student who fled his native Zambia and is suing to compete in a government funded national poetry competition say the case is about an “educational benefit” for any public school student.

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Official: Maine has money, plan for ranked-choice voting

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Maine’s top election official says he has the money and plans to allow voters to rank candidates in the June primary.

Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said Wednesday that his office will be able to pay for ranked-choice voting out of his office’s $735,000 budget for June primaries.

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Maine to receive $2 million in grants to fight opioid crisis

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine is set to receive $2 million in federal funding to fight the heroin and opioid abuse crisis.

Last year 418 Mainers died from drug overdose, an 11 percent increase compared to 2016. The nation saw over 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016.

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Officials approve salmon farming site

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06

BELFAST (AP) — Town officials in Maine have voted to approve a planned inland salmon farm.

The Belfast City Council unanimously approved zoning changes Tuesday, allowing the Norwegian firm Nordic Aquafarms to move forward with planning the farm.

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Scarborough police seek ‘individuals’ who sent threatening letter to superintendent

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
BY KELLEY BOUCHARD Portland Press Herald

SCARBOROUGH

Several individuals may have been involved in sending a defamatory and threatening letter that was received at the home of Scarborough school Superintendent Julie Kukenberger, police announced Wednesday.

Police also are investigating the possibility that someone was able to listen to conversations in the superintendent’s home, the announcement said.

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Wellesley grad recalls Barbara Bush commencement speech

Times Record - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06
The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1213247|title=|desc= CHRIS BICKNELL MARDEN holds personal letters she received from former first lady Barbara Bush, Wednesday in Waterville. Marden and Bush developed a longtime friendship starting in 1990 when Bush gave the commencement address at Wellesley College. Marden was the student commencement speaker that year.

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