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RIP ‘net neutrality’

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:44
BY BARBARA ORTUTAY and TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer

[img_assist|nid=1191523|title=|desc= DIANE TEPFER holds a sign with an image of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai as the “Grinch who Stole the Internet” as she protests near the FCC, in Washington on Thursday. The FCC voted to eliminate net-neutrality protections for the internet.

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LETTERS

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:44

A Lot Riding on Collins’ Vote

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Boy, 9, injured in fall from roof while collecting icicles

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:44

WINDHAM (AP) — A 9- year-old boy is being treated for serious injuries after falling about 20 feet while collecting icicles from the roof of a Maine apartment building.

The boy was unconscious when emergency responders arrived at the apartment in Windham on Thursday.

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Dispatcher arrested on charge of possessing child porn

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:44

AUBURN (AP) — State

AUBURN (AP) — State

police say a dispatcher with the Maine Department for Public Safety has been arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography.

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King renews push for energy independence

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:44

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine

Sen. Angus King is introducing a bill he says will create a push for greater energy independence.

King, an independent, is calling the legislation the Next Generation Grid Resources and Infrastructure Development Act, or the GRID Act. He says it’s designed to use federal resources to support an electricity grid that’s more resilient.

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Collins: Senate shouldn’t wait on Doug Jones for tax vote

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Maine’s moderate U.S. senator says she doesn’t think the timetable for tax reform should be delayed by the results of Alabama’s special election.

House and Senate Republican leaders reached an agreement about sweeping tax reform Wednesday. They’ll likely need support from Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins to pass the package.

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Wounded warriors retreat wraps up on a snowy note

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
The Associated Press

ROME

A retreat for combat-injured veterans that was created by a man who lost all four limbs in Afghanistan is wrapping up its first season with a “winter” session.

The Travis Mills Foundation is hosting five veterans and their families from hurricane-damaged Florida and Texas for a snowy holiday that kicked off Wednesday.

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STUDENT NOTES

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43

BJHS 1ST QTR HONOR ROLL

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Harpswell land trust to hold solstice lantern walk

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust will welcome the winter solstice with its Second annual Winter Solstice Lantern Walk.

The Dec. 21 event will include a walk, bonfire and singing.

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Tedford to hold homeless memorial service

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43

BRUNSWICK — Tedford Housing will remember individuals within the Brunswick homeless community who passed away during the year during a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 21.

The 5:30 p.m. service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 27 Pleasant St.

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Chewonki sponsoring wilderness first aid course

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43

WISCASSET — Chewonki is sponsoring a wilderness first aid course Jan. 3-6, 2018, and a Wilderness First Responder Bridge Course Jan. 7-10. Students may enroll in both courses to become certified as a Wilderness

First Responder.

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Community college system offers Bath shipyard training

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
The Times Record

BATH

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43

PEOPLE PLUS MEMBERS pause for a quick picture before heading last month for "Frank's Field Trip" to the Gardens Aglow light display at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Frank Connors, People Plus membership coordinator, leads a field trip every month. The trip includes bus transportation and Frank's insights and local knowledge. The van usually leaves around 10 a.m.

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HALO TO THE COLD

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
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Wiscasset woman, 43, charged with murder

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

WISCASSET

Maine State Police have arrested a Wiscasset woman and charged her in connection with the death of a 4-yearold girl last Friday.

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Police say use will be limited

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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Tackling Maine’s opioid crisis

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:43
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

In 2016, 376 people died due to drug overdose in Maine.

Those figures from the Office of the Maine Attorney General led the Maine Legislature to create a task force to address an opioid crisis that is a statewide issue.

This week the task force released its recommendations.

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Old, meet new:

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:23
BY MICHAEL CASEY The Associated Press

ENFIELD, N.H.

Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the 1790s.

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U.S.-based climate scientists to take research to France

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:23
The Associated Press

PARIS

It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say.

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REALLY BAD HAIR DAY

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:23
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