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PD: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a reported intruder turned out to be a roll of duct tape.

Officers responded to a call from a woman who heard noises from her basement and reported that her dog was barking aggressively at the noise.

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Santa makes ‘naughty’ comment to shopper

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

BANGOR (AP) — The police in Bangor, Maine, say they’ve gotten a complaint about a department store “bad Santa” who apparently wasn’t working there.

Police posted on Facebook on Thursday that a woman walking around the store with her daughter recently was approached by a man dressed as Santa, who handed out a candy cane.

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Amazon abandons Maine pharmaceuticals wholesaler effort

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

PORTLAND (AP) — State officials say Amazon has let its state applications to become a pharmaceuticals wholesaler lapse.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the online retailer took no action to provide additional information needed on three applications before they expired on Dec. 1.

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Library may add cameras to stop sexual behavior

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

WESTBROOK (AP) — A local Maine library is upgrading its surveillance cameras to deter sexually inappropriate behavior.

The Kennebec Journal reports the Westbrook City Council approved the purchase of 11 new high quality cameras for the Walker Memorial Library earlier this week. The library currently uses a few analog cameras.

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LePage: Speculation about US Senate bid is ‘fake news’

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

LEWISTON

Gov. Paul LePage reiterated Thursday he will not seek a U.S. Senate seat next year, calling the speculation “fake news.”

LePage repeatedly used the term when asked about a Washington Post report that quotes an anonymous White House adviser saying President Donald Trump wants the fellow Republican to run against independent Sen. Angus King.

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TAX BILL OPPONENTS PRAISE SEN. KING

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN’S STATUE in Brunswick is decorated with balloons and a sign thanking Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, for his opposition to the recent GOP tax bill. Local opponents to the bill gathered at the Joshua Chamberlain statue on Maine Street, hoping to greet King, a Brunswick resident, when he returned from Washington, D.C.

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Firefighters save Lisbon house

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
The Times Record

LISBON

Lisbon firefighters were able to stop a fire in the basement of a Douglas Street house before the building was destroyed Wednesday evening.

Firefighters responded to the home at the corner of Free and Douglas streets after it was reported there was smoke coming from the second floor windows, according to a post on the Lisbon Fire Department Facebook page.

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Bath Council bans parking on portion of Pearl Street

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Following recent construction on Pearl Street, the Bath City Council has decided to ban parking on the South side of the road from Willow Street to Washington Street. Previously, there were no parking restrictions on that street.

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Tucker receives Environmental Health Strategy Center leadership award

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

AUGUSTA — The Environmental Health Strategy Center honored state Rep. Ralph Tucker, D-Brunswick, with its Legislative Leadership Award at a ceremony in Portland last week.

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PD: Three charged in Lisbon

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

Three people were arrested Sunday night after an Androscoggin Sheriff's deputy pulled over a car that police say was reported stolen.

According to Chief Deputy William Gagne, a gray Saturn was reported stolen earlier in the day by the Lewiston police.

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MASON SWORN IN AS LISBON REP

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
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WISE benefit is Saturday in Bath

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

BATH — A benefit to raise funds for the non-profit WISE-Women’s Initiatives that Strengthen and Empower, working in western Zambia, will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bohemian Rose Boutique, 106 Front St., Bath.

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STUDENT NOTES

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

MORSE HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QTR HONORS

Grade 12

High Honors: Brandon Barone, Connor Bennoch, Christina Bowman, Caiden Fraser, Alexander Gates, Elias Goodrich, Connor Hagerthy, Antonina Keyes, Alexander Martin, Zenaide McCarthy, Sarah Meyer- Waldo, Jack Ouimette, Destiny Ter Mors, Leah Totman

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Santa Fund Rocking that Jingle Jam

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY MARY WILKINS The Santa Claus Fund

And the songs just keep coming, along with new mail! The auction was last night at Joshua’s. Hopefully, it was a great turnout and everyone had a lot of fun. Tomorrow night is The Jingle Jam at the Bath Elk’s Club from 3- 10 p.m. Elvis will be leading off the show and Santa will be there a little after four.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24

SPECTRUM GENERATIONS IS ALL SMILES this holiday season at the People Plus Center. Pictured are Hannah Tompkins, left, and Casey Henson holding some of the almost 100 poinsettias donated by the Brunswick High School and Mt. Ararat High School Music programs to be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients this week.

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Research shows fishery must adapt to current conditions

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

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Topsham residents extend retail pot moratorium

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Few attended a special town meeting Wednesday in Topsham, where the majority of discussion centered around the proposed re-adoption of a six-month moratorium on retail marijuana stores, establishments and social clubs.

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Clam flats closed from Portland to Harpswell

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

A rare, late-season toxic algae bloom has prompted the state to close some of the most productive clamming areas.

The closure that stretches from Portland Harbor to the west side of Harpswell affects hundreds of acres of clam flats in Freeport and Brunswick, as well as mussel and oyster farms in those communities and around Chebeague Island.

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BEP denies pilings appeal

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:24
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

PHIPPSBURG

Following more than four hours of arguments and deliberation, Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection voted 6-1 to deny an appeal spearheaded by the town of Phippsburg to stop Jackson and Susan Parker from removing the Popham pilings.

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20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2 1/2 minutes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:06
BY MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet.

The data visualization, recently released, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space.

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