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Hoops about to get serious

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY BOB CONN Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

All the I’s have been dotted and all the T’s have been crossed, and it is time for the second season of high school basketball to begin.

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Food box idea draws ire from Dems, advocates

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY JULIET LINDERMAN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

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Douglas A. Lathrop Sr.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

BRUNSWICK — Douglas A. Lathrop Sr., age 76, died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at his residence.

He was a perpetual student, professional procrastinator, and eternal optimist. He was born on August 18,1941, in Stockton Springs, ME, the son of George A. Lathrop Sr. and Mildred E. Burdette.

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Frederick A. Schrimpe

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

WOOLWICH — Frederick A. Schrimpe, 61, of Stagecoach Road passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in his home, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born in Oceanside, New York on December 1, 1956, a son of Frederick F. and Marion (Codere) Schrimpe.

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Violet E. Vaillancourt

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

BRUNSWICK — Violet Elizabeth (Dionne) Vaillancourt, known to loved ones simply as Vi, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12. She was 92.

Born in Topsham on January 14, 1926 to Joseph Cyprien Dionne, of Canada, and Blanche Amelia Bernier Dionne of Brunswick, Vi grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools.

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Wolcott Howe Johnson

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

Wolcott “Skip” H. Johnson, 87, of Brunswick, Maine, died peacefully from complications of a stroke while in the care of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Scarborough, Maine on February 12, 2018.

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Living the Word

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” Luke 4:1-2

Lightening Up

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FAITH NOTES :

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

Last year I celebrated Lent for the first time. The churches in which I grew up seemed to skip from dolling out Christmas cookies to cutting the Easter ham with hardly a pause to reflect on the passion of Christ leading up to the pivotal moment of our faith. I fasted one meal a day, which caused me to pause every morning I gave up breakfast to thank God for all Christ gave up for me.

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Vatican seeks to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY

The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

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Carnival to benefit Neighborhood Café

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

BATH — Winter fun will help benefit a local group next week.

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Lenten series at Day's Ferry Congregational Church

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

WOOLWICH — Lent is a time for reflection and study in preparation for Easter.

To that end, Day’s Ferry Congregational Church is hosting an exploration of prayer, meditation and mindfulness from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings — Feb. 20 and 27, and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 — at 50 Old State Road in Woolwich.

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Interactive space presentation given at St. John’s

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

All Saints parisioner Ed Polewarczyk facilitated an interactive space shuttle launch presentation last weekend.

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Kept out: How banks block people of color

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY AARON GLANTZ and EMMANUEL MARTINEZ REVEAL

PHILADELPHIA

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8 lenders that aren’t serving people of color for home loans

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY AARON GLANTZ, EMMANUEL MARTINEZ and JENNIFER GOLLAN

REVEAL

A cross America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative

Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. But among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some banks stood out for particularly extreme practices.

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Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY ALAN FRAM and KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

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Oxfam chief: Sex-abuse claims a ‘stain’ on the organization

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

LONDON (AP) — Reports that Oxfam staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are “a stain” that shames the charity, the organization’s chief said in an interview broadcast today.

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Rotary Fights Polio

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY ROBERT GUERETTE Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso

The Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso is battling Polio around the world to help eradicate the wild polio virus from the earth. Rotary International’s pledge to eradicate polio has a long history, going back to 1979. All Rotary clubs around the world participate in the challenge through the fundraising efforts of Rotary’s PolioPlus.

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Why Security Measures Won’t Stop School Shootings

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY BRYAN WARNICK Ohio State University / The Conversation

When deadly school shootings like the one that took place on Valentine’s Day in Broward County, Florida occur, often they are followed by calls for more stringent security measures.

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Winter in Baxter State Park

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

The most exciting and challenging winter mountaineering in Maine can be found in Baxter State Park. Baxter and Hamlin Peaks on the Mount Katahdin massif are the two highest points in the state. Imposing Knife Edge connects Baxter and Pamola Peaks. Arguably the state’s most exceptional ice climbing and backcountry skiing are found in the Chimney Pond area.

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Imagining the Universe

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY DAVID TREADWELL

Imagine a nine-year old girl lying on her back and looking up at the stars and dreaming of being an astronaut one day so she could have an up close look at the universe to better understand where we came from and why we are here.

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