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NOAA approves changes to scallop fishery

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal regulators say they have approved a change to fishing rules that will allow Maine and Massachusetts scallop fishermen opportunities to fish in state waters.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

Tax Policy Worries

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become

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Railroad authority ponders expanded service

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
The Associated Press

ROCKLAND

A railroad authority is exploring a pilot program that would bring seasonal Amtrak service to Maine farther north.

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Backers of ranked voting say they’ll fight delay efforts

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Supporters of Maine’s new ranked-choice voting law vowed Tuesday to fight a bill approved by lawmakers to delay, and possibly repeal, the voter-approved system.

Maine last year became the first state in the nation to approve statewide ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank candidates from first to last rather than voting for just one candidate.

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USDA giving $100K to Maine seaweed products company

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

BUXTON (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators say the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $100,000 to a Buxton seaweed harvesting and processing company.

The senators say the money is going to VitaminSea to fund a concept study for larger scale commercialization of its seaweed products.

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Backers push doctor assisted suicide

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

AUGUSTA (AP) — Groups fighting to give terminally ill people the right to physician assisted suicide in Maine are launching a petition drive to force a statewide referendum on the issue.

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Writer rallies community to fix spelling on grave

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

STOCKTON SPRINGS (AP) — A Maine writer has rallied a community to help fix a spelling error on the gravestone of a soldier stationed in the state in the 1800s.

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Durham to vote on retail pot moratorium

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

DURHAM

Durham voters Nov. 7 will decide whether to enact a retail marijuana moratorium for six months.

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Firefighters snuff out small Brick Island blaze

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BOWDOINHAM

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Androscoggin County law enforcement taking back prescription drugs

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
The Times Record

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Annual Interfaith Memorial Service Set for Sunday, Nov. 5

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36

BRUNSWICK — CHANS Home Health & Hospice will be holding an interfaith memorial event for anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year. A Time for Remembering will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick.

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Pet of the Week

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
Coastal Humane Society

BRUNSWICK

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YMCA boss lauds staff for response during lockdown

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BATH

The director of the Bath Area Family YMCA said she is proud of staff who remained calm and followed lockdown procedures during an emergency situation on Monday afternoon.

Bath police had responded to a report of a 14-year-old boy threatening people with a handgun outside the YMCA. Police later found that the weapon was actually a BB gun that resembled a handgun.

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State historian recalls Maine’s role in WWI

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States entering into World War I, Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. on Saturday reflected on life on the Maine homefront.

Although World War I began in the summer of 1914, it wasn’t until the spring of 1917 the the U.S. officially entered the war under President Woodrow Wilson.

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Drapeau’s Costumes closing after 62 years

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

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Board OKs connector road plan

Times Record - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:36
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick’s planning board approved a sketch plan for a $2 million Cook’s Corner connector road on Tuesday.

Town Manager John Eldridge said last week the proposed construction of a connector road linking Gurnet Road and Admiral Fitch Drive at Cook’s Corner is intended to increase access to the growing Brunswick Landing site.

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Ona Judge: The slave who ran away from George Washington

Times Record - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY MICHAEL CASEY The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.

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TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

Times Record - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

Monday
Lucky for Life:
4-7-9-10-31 (15)
Gimme 5: 1-11-17-27-35
Day Pick 3: 0-7-3
Day Pick 4: 0-4-9-9
Evening Pick 3: 7-2-8
Evening Pick 4: 6-4-9-2

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Hey kids, these things never, ever happened

Times Record - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
Sarah Smiley

As my family has grown up in recent years, and especially as my oldest sons have become teenagers, I’ve wondered how the kids’ childhoods will be remembered through their individual lenses of perception and memory.

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