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No L-A: Lewiston, Auburn residents reject merger

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

PORTLAND(AP) — Residents of Lewiston and Auburn have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed merger.

Supporters said that combining two cities into a single municipality with nearly 60,000 residents and the state's largest school system would've saved money.

The proposal needed majorities in both cities.

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Truck rollover causes 3-hour road closure in Woolwich

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

WOOLWICH

Montsweag Road in Woolwich was closed for three hours Tuesday after a concrete truck rolled over when its driver attempted to navigate a sharp turn just before 10 a.m., according to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office.

Lt. Brian Quinn with the sheriff ’s office said the Auburn Concrete truck was driven by Travis Oakes, 23, of Wilton.

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Utilities restoring power to last of storm victims

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

PORTLAND (AP) — Crews are restoring power to the last of the customers left in the dark by a powerful fall storm more than a week ago.

The storm peaked in the early morning of Oct. 30, leaving nearly a half million homes and businesses without power in Maine. The state's two main power companies said there were only about 400 customers left without power on Tuesday night.

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Fire fills Brunswick hotel with smoke

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

BRUNSWICK

A Brunswick hotel was evacuated Monday night after smoke escaped a room and filled the second story hallway.

Brunswick Fire Department was called to Days Inn at 224 Bath Road at 8:22 p.m.

Chief Ken Brillant said the smoke was caused by plastic on pots and pans burning in an oven, filling the efficiency room with black smoke.

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Maine voters overwhelmingly reject 3rd casino

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

PORTLAND

Maine voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal backed by an out-of-state gambling entrepreneur for a third casino in the state.

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Parkers hold off on removing pilings

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

PHIPPSBURG

In a letter sent to the Phippsburg selectmen last week, Jack and Susan Parker stated that they will voluntarily delay the controversial removal of the pilings at Popham Beach.

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Rick Mason wins late wife’s Maine House seat

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

LISBON

Republican Rick Mason won his late wife’s House District 56 seat in Lisbon Tuesday by more than a 300-vote margin.

Mason won 1,180 votes and Democrat Scott Gaiason got 868 votes. Gaiason was the Democrat’s candidate who ran for the seat in 2016.

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Wilson re-elected to town council

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Kathy Wilson, vice chairwoman of the Brunswick Town Council, fended off a challenge from Whitney Parrish to win re-election for a second three-year term. Wilson received 2,960 votes to Parrish’s 2,524.

Wilson, a business owner who grew up in Brunswick, said she hopes to balance the needs of all townspeople when considering issues that come before the council.

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Mainers say ‘yes’ to expansion

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

PORTLAND

Residents in this rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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RSU 1 voters OK new school bonds

Times Record - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:27
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Voters in the four communities that make up RSU 1 — Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg and Woolwich — voted overwhelmingly in favor of issuing bonds to the tune of $74,628,411 for the construction of a new high school to replace the current Morse High School building.

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Helpful tips for replacing pizza, movie night with family fitness dates

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
BY KELLI KENNEDY The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

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Looks like a pumpkin? Call it a pumpkin

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
BY LEE REICH The Associated Press

Friends have complimented me on my pumpkins, but are these things I’ve grown really pumpkins? Sure, they are round and orange and fluted. But look again: There’s more than a hint of red in their skins, and their shape is more akin to a doughnut than to a basketball.

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The parts of Maine that made us stay

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
Sarah Smiley

Last month I found a photo that brought back a rush of memories and validated our long-ago decision to stay in Maine to raise our children.

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Home buying

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
BY MOLLY SPRAYREGEN The Associated Press

Buying a home can be daunting, especially if you’re young.

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Warriors beat Heat, 97-80

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif.

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Caps beat Coyotes, 3-2 for 3rd straight win

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1184165|title=|desc= WASHINGTON CAPITALS defenseman John Carlson (74), T.J. Oshie (77), Madison Bowey (22), and others celebrate after Carlson’s game winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game as Arizona Coyotes goalie Scott Wedgewood (31) skates by at top on Monday in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime.

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For the record

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
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Bad calls highlight NFL Week 9 action

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
BY ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press

The NFL hit the halfway point with a slew of crucial quarterback calls. Will anybody ring up Colin Kaepernick?

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Cora says opportunity to manage Red Sox is a return home

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
BY KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press

BOSTON

Alex Cora didn’t expect his first chance to manage in the major leagues to come this soon, but the new Boston Red Sox manager he says he’s ready to take on the challenge of leading one of its most storied franchises.

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Lions rout Packers, 30-17

Times Record - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis.

Matthew Stafford put on a quarterback clinic for the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

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