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Zinke wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
The Associated Press

MILLINOCKET

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a “made in Maine” solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

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West Bath man receives 14-year sentence for distributing opioids

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
The Times Record

WEST BATH

A West Bath has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Mickey Gilley, 35, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to the prison term and three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 1, according to a press release.

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County officials want sheriff fired over lewd photos, texts

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

PARIS (AP) — Members of a Maine county commission are seeking the removal of a sheriff who admitted sending a sexually explicit photo of him in uniform in his office.

The Sun Journal reports the Oxford County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to file a complaint asking Republican Gov. Paul LePage to remove Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant.

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Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in single-car crash

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

WINDHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say one person was killed and four others were injured when a car hit a tree.

WCSH-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Windham. Windham Police Captain Bill Andrew says officers were still trying to remove the vehicle from the tree that evening.

Police say one person has died and four others have been taken to a hospital.

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Hobbins says he’ll advocate for ‘207’

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s public advocate says he’s going to work to preserve Maine’s 207 area code on a panel that makes recommendations on telephone numbers and area codes.

The Federal Trade Commission recently re-chartered the North American Numbering Council to ensure the efficient and impartial assignment of numbering resources.

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Lewiston man sentenced to 10 years for drug, gun charges

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine man was sentenced to serve nearly 10 years in prison on drug and gun charges stemming from two separate arrests.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old David Tyree Brown pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct with a firearm. The Sun Journal reports he had been convicted in September on four charges of aggravated drug trafficking.

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Driver killed when snowplow leaves road, crashed into river

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26

CLAYTON LAKE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police believe a medical issue could’ve preceded a fatal snowplow crash in Clayton Lake Township, Maine.

WAGM-TV reports that 51- year-old Cedric Pelletier of Sinclair died when his dump truck equipped with a plow and sander veered off the road and into a stream on Monday.

Police say Pelletier died at the scene from a head injury.

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Pet of the Week

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
Coastal Humane Society

BRUNSWICK

Diva is anything but! She is a sweet, three-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix that would love a family to play with her and love her — just in time for the holidays!

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Santa Fund is Dreaming of a White Christmas

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
The Santa Claus Fund

The mail is picking up and we now have received requests for 122 children, but that is still only about 25% of our average number of applicants.

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TROLLY CAROLING IN BATH

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
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Wreaths Across America caravan to drive through Bath and Brunswick

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Wreaths will be making their way across America Sunday, passing through Bath and Brunswick on the way to Arlington National Cemetery.

The annual Wreaths Across America convoy and escort will be traveling through the area along Route 1 on Sunday evening. The group expects a record 1.5 million wreaths to be laid in the coming days.

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Council obtains more details on train quiet zones

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Town Council has learned more about establishing a quiet zone along a stretch of railroad track, but is still waiting to find out how much it would cost.

The town has been investigating ways to address excessive noise caused by increased train activity, and complaints from neighbors of blaring train horns for the last several months.

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Harpswell eyes power for its people

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

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Council talks TIFs, road

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:26
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

The town of Brunswick may use tax increment financing to pay for a new road connecting Admiral Fitch Avenue and Gurnet Road, among other Cook’s Corner area projects.

The town council set a Dec. 18 public hearing on the TIF, after pressing the town’s economic director and the town manager about its level of urgency on Monday.

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COOKING ON DEADLINE: Lemon curd

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
BY KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press

So, what is lemon curd, and what do you do with it?

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Uncommon trees, shrubs have lots to offer in fall

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
BY LEE REICH The Associated Press

Say “fall color” and many minds turn to sugar maple. Aspen, hickory, and tupelo are among other well-known trees that fuel autumn’s figurative flames.

Ask about attractive bark, and many gardeners will think of white birch.

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Melding of crafting, activism is having a moment

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
BY MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1189599|title=|desc= THIS PHOTO provided by the Social Justice Sewing Academy shows Donnell McNeal, a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, a high school in Baltimore, Maryland, creating a social justice quilt block exploring the issue of gentrification and redlining.

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Support journalism to fight fake news

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
Sarah Smiley

With the Bangor Daily News’ recent announcement about the introduction of a paywall, I’ve randomly engaged — in the supermarket, at the post office, with my kids’ friends — in a favorite pastime of mine: asking peo

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Wade, Love, James lead surging Cavaliers over Bulls, 113-91

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
The Associated Press

CHICAGO

Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love each scored 24 points, LeBron James had 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 113-91 Monday night for their 12th straight win.

Backed by a trio of stars, the Cavaliers matched their longest winning streak since the 2014-15 season.

Warriors 125, Pelicans 115

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Florida St. upsets No. 5 Gators, 83-66

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla.

Terance Mann scored 25 points, CJ Walker added 17 and Florida State upset No. 5 Florida 83-66 on Monday night to remain undefeated.

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