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Snapchat and Twitter adopting new looks

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO

A pair of struggling social media darlings have decided they need to take on new looks if they want to prosper.

Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit for nearly all its users, abandoning its iconic 140-character limit for tweets.

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Bryan C. Pratt Sr.

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

BOWDOINHAM — Bryan C. Pratt Sr., 74, of Bowdoinham, passed away on November 3, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

For years, Bryan worked as a painter for several painting companies. In 1979, he went to work for BIW.

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Gloria S. Smith

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

Gloria S. Smith passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at a nursing home in Belfast, Maine at the age of 90.

She was born on July 15, 1927 to James and Columbia (Rossi) Sileo, and grew up in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York. Her father was a noted photographer and her mother a photo-journalist who covered Latin America. She was the eldest of three sisters.

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Judith A. White

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After a long full life, Judith Ashby White, 98, of Brunswick, Maine, passed away October 27 at home with family by her side.

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have been divorced for three years and share custody of our 10-year-old daughter, who lives with me full time.

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CRYPTOQUOTE

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SUDOKU

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CROSSWORD

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Another Mass Shooting, More ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY JOHN L. MICEK Guest Column

“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” U.S. House Speaker Paul J. Ryan, R-Wisc., tweeted to widely — and entirely justified — derision on Sunday.

Save it, Mr. Speaker. Your thoughts and prayers are years too late.

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The Power of Written Words

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY JONATHAN CRIMMINS

The Power of Written Words…

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Political Cartoon

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

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One never notices what has been done; one

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Harpswell voters approve local referendums

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

HARPSWELL — Voters in Harpswell overwhelmingly passed two municipal referendums at the ballot box.

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Durham rejects pot moratorium

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

Durham — Durham residents narrowly rejected a six-month marijuana moratorium, 579-516.

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Lavallee wins seat on West Bath Select Board

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

WEST BATH — Kathleen Lavallee won a three-year term on the West Bath Board of Selectmen, defeating her opponent Marc Travis, with 63 percent of the vote. Lavallee won 359-196, with 15 write-in votes.

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In Woolwich, Hepler, Shaw re-elected

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

WOOLWICH — Incumbent Selectmen Allison Hepler and Jason Shaw won reelection in a three-person race for two seats with 40 percent and 44 percent of the vote, respectively. Challenger James Gabor was unable to defeat the two incumbents to win a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

Thanks for All You Do

I sit here in my warm house and hear the pouring rain and wind I begin to think of all the people who have jobs that require them to be outside in the elements. I hope people thing to thank them for their service. I specially want to thank the mail carriers who are there all the time in rain, sleet or snow.

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Topsham re-elects incumbents

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Two incumbents were reelected to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday in a three-way race for two seats.

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Lisbon approves bonds, elects Cunningham to school board

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

Ross Cunningham came out on top of a three-way race for a three-year seat on the Lisbon School Committee.

He had been appointed by the school committee last month to fill the remainder of the term of committee member Gina Mason, who died unexpectedly on Sept. 5, and who had also had a seat in the Maine House.

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Bowdoinham elects Gray, re-elects Lewis

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27

BOWDOINHAM — In a three-way race for two seats, voters Tuesday reelected Peter “Tony” Lewis and elected Judith Gray to the Bowdoinham Board of Selectmen. Gray and Lewis received 612 and 514 votes, respectively. Graham Buck was also running for a seat but was the low vote-getter with 384 votes.

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