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Despite 7 women’s statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY NOMAAN MERCHANT The Associated Press

HOUSTON

Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

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Police identify body found in Portland

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12

PORTLAND (AP) — A body found this week in the Maine city of Portland has been identified as a man reported missing.

Portland police said Wednesday that a medical examiner had confirmed the remains found were those of 57-year-old Edward Blumenthal of Portland. The body was found Tuesday near the Fore River by a utility worker.

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Police: 17-year-old dies in multi-vehicle crash

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12

LEWISTON (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a 17-year-old boy has died in a multi-vehicle crash.

Police say the crash happened around 7:23 a.m. Wednesday in Turner. Authorities say a car driven by 17-year-old Alan Coffin was struck by a pickup truck towing a trailer as he crossed state Route 4.

Police say both vehicles then hit a second pickup truck.

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Police: Suspects vandalized recreation center

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12

LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine say a community recreation center has been vandalized, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

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Brunswick man charged with domestic assault

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A 25-year-old Brunswick man was indicted on a trio of charges stemming from the alleged assault of a woman in her home.

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Maine assesses damage for disaster declaration

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Emergency Management Agency is sending teams into the field to verify damage from a wind storm to give Republican Gov. Paul LePage the data he needs to decide whether to ask for federal aid.

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Maine accepting entries into elver lottery

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine is now accepting applications for a place in next year’s baby eel fishing lottery.

Wednesday marks the first day the Maine Department of Marine Resources is accepting entries. The baby eels, also called elvers, are typically worth more than $1,000 per pound on the international aquaculture market.

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Top court will decide seaweed ownership

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12

PORTLAND ( AP) — A fight over who owns the seaweed that can be harvested along the coast of Maine is going all the way to the state’s highest court.

Commercial harvesters typically collect more than 10 million pounds of seaweed per year in Maine.

But harvesters and some shore front property owners are locked in a dispute over whether it’s being taken from private property.

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Maine Public announces the addition of a Midccoast signal to classical network

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
MAINE PUBLIC Boothbay Harbor

Maine Public announces the addition of a sixth FM frequency serving Maine’s Midcoast to its new classical broadcast radio network. WBQA (96.7), originating out of Boothbay Harbor, joins 99.7 in Waterville, 106.1 in Bangor, 91.5 in Fryeburg, 93.7 in Bar Harbor/Ellsworth, and 104.1 in Portland as part of the Maine Public Classical network.

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Bowdoin College joins suit challenging immigration order

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
Staff and wire reports

BRUNSWICK

Bowdoin College has joined 50 other institutions in supporting a lawsuit to challenge President Donald Trump’s order to end protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children 16 years old or younger.

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FHS 1ST IN SCHOOL SPIRIT CHALLENGE

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
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Navy base redevelopment authority honors Brunswick Landing companies

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
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FREEPORT

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the organization managing the transition of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station from military to civilian use, honored three Brunswick Landing companies for innovative business practices at the MRRA annual meeting Wednesday.

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Bowdoinham school delves into race, diversity

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BOWDOINHAM

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Probe requested by Dresden rep receives go-ahead

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Following a crushing defeat of the York County casino initiative by voters last Tuesday, the state Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted last week to open an investigation into the state’s referendum process to see if it is being abused by special interests.

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Green groups, fishermen at odds over new rules

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

Environmentalists and commercial fishing groups on the East Coast are divided over a decision to increase the amount fishermen can catch of an ecologically vital small fish.

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Lawmakers to weigh bill extending BIW tax breaks

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

A bill seeking to extend tax breaks for Bath Iron Works — set to expire in a little more than a year — will be considered by the Maine Legislature in its second session.

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Bath shipyard to compete for frigate design and contract

Times Record - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Bath Iron Works plans to submit a concept design for a new class of frigates in response to a request for proposal issued by the Navy last week.

If BIW’s design is chosen, the shipyard will be tasked with building 20 FFG(X)-class frigates starting in 2020.

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Bath Iron Works to compete for new frigate design, contract

Times Record - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:48
By Nathan Strout Times Record Staff

BATH

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4 nonprofits receive grants from Androscoggin Bank foundation

Times Record - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:20
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LEWISTON

Androscoggin Bank, with local locations in Brunswick and Lisbon Falls, and its MainStreet Foundation recently announced the recipients of its quarterly impact grants for the third quarter of 2017.

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Brunswick workshop to focus on long-term care

Times Record - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:20

BRUNSWICK — What do you think of when you hear the term long-term care? Statistically, if you are 65 or older, 70 percent of those individuals will require some form of care at some point in their remaining years. The need for long-term care is the elephant in the room, the uninvited guest who keeps on growing bigger every year.

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