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Pro-casino PAC picks up nearly $700K in contributions

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:17

PORTLAND (AP) — Money is continuing to pour into the campaign for a casino in southern Maine in the final days leading up to the election.

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Storm recovery safety

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:17
COMPILED BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

This week’s storm knocked out power throughout Maine and struck the Midcoast the hardest. Many residents have plugged in their generators for electricity and are firing up chain saws to clear debris.

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Chowderheads Just Wanna Have Fun

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:17
BY RON CHASE

Is there a better way for outdoor enthusiasts to spend four days than mountain hiking on a range of magnificent summits, sea kayaking along perhaps the most spectacular section of the Maine coast and biking a network of scenic, off-road trails that weave through mountains and around secluded ponds on an island paradise?

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Election 2017

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:17

Election Day is Tuesday. The Times Record asked candidates in contested local races to tell us, in 500 words or less, the issues they would address if elected, and how. Here are their responses.

Brunswick

TOWN COUNCIL AT LARGE

Kathy Wilson

Previous elected experience: Councilor At Large for the last three years

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After long debate, work to begin on the Eisenhower memorial

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:17
BY ASHRAF KHALIL The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

After years of public controversy and debate, work is finally set to begin on a massive memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Drones become crime-fighting tool

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:17
BY JOHN SEEWER The Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio

The armed robbery suspect hiding out in a camper in rural Michigan heard state troopers closing in, so he dashed into a field and crouched among the 6-foot-tall cornstalks. What he didn’t know was that police had eyes on him from above.

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FAITH NOTES :

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

On a whim, I ran a couple loads of laundry, filled the bathtub and topped my largest kettle with even more water Sunday night just before going to bed. The following morning, like roughly 400,000 other Mainers, I awoke to the rush of wind and complete darkness.

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Journey retreat held in in Auburn

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

AUBURN

“Youth coming together in Christ is amazing.”

That is how Jacob Guillemette, age 16, from St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Sanford describes what it’s like attending the annual Journey retreat.

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Scottish service in Topsham

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16

TOPSHAM — The Saint Andrews Society, in conjunction with Mid Coast Presbyterian Church of Topsham will hold a Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan on Sunday, Nov. 12. The church is located at 84 Maine St. in Topsham. The service will commence at 10:05 a.m. It celebrates Scotland and will highlight Scottish heritage. Rev. J.

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Russell W. Packett

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16

HARPSWELL — Russell Warren Packett, 57, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Born to Manuel and Bernice (Dutra) Packett at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on May 27, 1960, Russell arrived with an infectious passion for life.

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Political Cartoon

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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16

Today is Friday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2017. There are 58 days left in the year.

In 1839, the first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.

In 1903, Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.

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Brunswick Coastal Inaugurates Fashion Show

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
BY DAVE TAFT Brunswick Coastal Rotary Club

The series of articles in The Times Record about Rotary International over many months has made it evident how important the Rotary Foundation and several local Rotary clubs are to our community. Dues support the internal operations of the clubs, and we support community projects with a variety of club fundraising activities.

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Vote – It’s Your Obligation

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
BY CHICK CICIOTTE Veterans’ Corner

Remember: get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Call your town clerk to find out your polling places and times.

There have been many sacrifices made both by military and law enforcement personnel to maintain these freedoms. Many have given their lives, and many still suffer the ravages of wounds, disease, and want. We in the American Legion urge all to “get out and vote”

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Pennellville Walking – November

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
BY SANDY STOTT

After the time change, the fall gets down to business. We are, it’s finally clear, on our way to winter solstice. A lot must be packed into each shorter-lit day. Including the day’s walk or run, foot-travel that usually takes me to one or another of our town’s woodlands.

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The Scourge of the Easy ‘A’

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
BY DAVID TREADWELL

Okay, dear readers, let’s start with a pop quiz.

What is the most commonly awarded grade in high schools nationwide? (Take a moment to reflect on your own high school experience.) The answer, drum roll, is … A!

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Political Cartoon

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One Maine Vote May Send National Message

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16
BY GORDON L. WEIL

A Maine referendum next week may tell a lot about where voters across the country stand on one of the central political issues of the day: whether government should be reduced or expanded to meet agreed needs.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:16

All politics are based on the indifference of

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