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Construction company receives $17 million federal contract

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

KITTERY (AP) — Pittsfield construction company Cianbro Corp. is set to receive an additional $17 million under a federal contract for work in Kittery at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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Small businesses to get grants to grow exports

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal Small Business Administration is giving the Maine International Trade Center nearly $200,000 to help grow exports from Maine’s small businesses.

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Backyard Farms finishes upgrades, resumes production

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

MADISON (AP) — New England’s largest commercial grower of year-round tomatoes has resumed production following facility upgrades.

The Portland Press Herald reports Backyard Farms is returning to production after halting operations in August. Tomatoes will be shipped out to retailers by the end of September.

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Fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators.

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Maine man accused of killing four told police officers: ‘I freed them’

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
The Associated Press

GROTON, Mass.

A recent college graduate charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat told authorities he “freed them,” according to police reports released Friday.

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Rangers: Woman armed with frying pan helped stop forest fire

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

BEDDINGTON (AP) — Maine forest rangers say the quick actions of a woman armed with a frying pan helped stop a forest fire.

Rangers say Nancy Weeks used a frying pan to carry water back and forth between the flames and a nearby pond in a wooded area near Beddington. WGME-TV reports Weeks kept the fire under control until crews arrived.

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Fire station damaged by kitchen fire while crews are out

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that caused damage at a Portland fire station.

Deputy Fire Chief Mike Nixon says the fire broke out around 6 p.m. Sunday. The Portland Press Herald reports it caused damage to the kitchen and smoke damage throughout the entire building.

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Abbot man going on trial for killing in northern Maine

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

BANGOR (AP) — The murder trial of an Abbot man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend last summer and leading police on the longest manhunt in Maine history is getting underway.

Robert Burton is charged with killing Stephanie Gebo at her home in Parkman in June 2015.

A jury was selected late last week and opening statements are set for Monday.

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Toddler hit, killed by car driven by mom in parking lot

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09

LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Lewiston say a 1 1/2-year-old girl died after being struck by a car driven by her mother.

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Bowdoin-area burglaries solved

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BOWDOIN

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office reports it has solved a string of daytime burglaries that hit the Bowdoin area last week.

The burglaries encompassed several communities in two or more counties, according to Chief Deputy Brett Strout

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St. John’s students donate to hurricane relief

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

BRUNSWICK

Students at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick left their uniforms at home on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and dressed casual, not in an act of defiance, rather, one of compassion.

Students could wear regular clothes to school if they also brought a donation for Catholic Charities’ hurricane relief efforts.

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‘Work of the Dead’ talk at Bowdoin College

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08

BRUNSWICK — History professor Thomas Laqueur will discuss the topic “What is the Work of the Dead?” Wednesday at Bowdoin College. Laqueur is the Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the cultural history of the body, and in the history of humanitarianism and of popular religion and literacy.

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One running for Lisbon Town Council

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
The Times Record

LISBON

A number of elected positions are up for grabs in Lisbon Nov. 7, including an at-large town council seat that will be uncontested.

Councilor Dale Crafts' seat is expiring and he opted not to run for re-election.

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Man charged with assaulting officers

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A Vinalhaven man was arrested Thursday after allegedly assaulting two Brunswick police officers who were removing him from a Maine Street restaurant.

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Talk on welcoming immigrants in Brunswick

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08

BRUNSWICK — Sanctuary Brunswick will hold a forum having Brunswick becoming a community “offering sanctuary to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers,” according to the organization. The event will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Middle Street.

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MASONS DONATE TO BUS BOOKS PROGRAM

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
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Hyde School celebrates campus unity

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Hyde School’s entire student body gathered Friday to celebrate the unification of the school’s Woodstock, Connecticut campus with the main Bath campus.

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More Landing homes possible

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

More housing could be coming to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

The planning board will hold a hearing and vote on plans for a new subdivision at Brunswick Landing on Oct. 3.

The board will review a plan to build multi-family units in an area originally built for Navy housing when the base was active.

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BOWDOIN REOPENS WHITTIER FIELD

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
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Strike averted at BIW

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:08
From staff and wire reports

BATH

Following a week-long contract extension, Bath Iron Works and the Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association averted a planned strike by reaching an agreement on a new, multi-year contract that will continue through March 2022.

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