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Lawmakers mull future of business tax break program

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering the future of a $12 million tax break program after a state report found the benefits aren’t necessarily flowing to the businesses that the law originally targeted.

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Maine to release motheating flies to control invasive pest

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

SOUTH PORTLAND(AP) — Forestry officials say they will set out parasitic flies in a Maine city to try to help control an invasive species of moth.

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Market owner will plead guilty to fraud charges

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

PORTLAND (AP) — The former owner of a Portland, Maine, market is scheduled to plead guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government.

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Stolen pit bull puppies recovered and returned home

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

HANCOCK (AP) — A Maine man says his four puppies that were stolen over the weekend have been returned to him.

Owner Jeffrey Long says his four of his six purebred pit bull puppies were stolen from his home Sunday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said late Monday that three of the four puppies were returned to Long’s family.

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Kittery sets disciplinary meeting for sex shop

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

KITTERY (AP) — A Maine town is holding a disciplinary hearing for a local sex shop after complaints of indecent conduct in the store’s viewing booths.

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Decision due on whether New England shrimping can reopen

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is due about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen, but it looks like an extended shutdown is looming.

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Bomb threat at FHS still under investigation

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

No suspects have been identified in connection to a bomb threat at Freeport High School last week.

Freeport Police Chief Susan Nourse said Monday that the case remains under investigation.

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Fire destroys Brunswick shed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK — An early morning fire Saturday destroyed an outbuilding on Durham Road.

The fire was reported at 6:14 a.m. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said the person who reported the fire was driving by the residence at 485 Durham Road when he saw the fire. He stopped and woke up the family who was still sleeping.

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Patten Free Library hosting toy raffle

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
Times Record Staff

BATH

Now through Dec. 16, people have a chance to win toys and support their local library.

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Street photography subject of camera club talk

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

Topsham — Local photographer John Bald will deliver a slide presentation and talk on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Bath church collecting gifts for families

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

With Christmas just around the corner, Bath United Methodist Church volunteers are gathering presents to make a gift-giving Christmas possible for underprivileged families in western Maine.

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Coastal Humane Society, Petco Foundation to hold adoption event

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18

BRUNSWICK — The Coastal Humane Society is teaming up with Petco of Topsham for All for Holiday Homes, a mega adoption weekend on Dec. 2-3 at the Topsham Fair Mall location. Dozens of puppies, kittens, adult dogs and cats will be up for adoption from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Donations, children to help still being sought

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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Morse High’s principal to retire

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

More High School Principal John Pinkerton is retiring at the end of the school year.

The school leader informed Regional School Unit 1 of his plans last week, said Superintendent Patrick Manuel.

“When we hired him, he said he would give us at least five years, and this is his fifth year,” said Manuel.

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Brunswick SNHU site closing next fall

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:18
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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Big butterscotchy oatmeal cookies

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:40
BY KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press

I haven’t been consistently happy with my oatmeal cookie recipe for a while. Sometimes they turn out perfectly — fairly flat, chewy and moist in the middle, with crinkly, caramelized edges (not cakey or rounded) and a butterscotch-esque flavor. Other times, they don’t follow orders, staying too puffed, or becoming a little dry and less damply dense than I crave.

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Problem with Kaepernick as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:40
Sarah Smiley

My biggest problem with Colin Kaepernick being named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine is not that he was an NFL player who began a movement of not standing for the national anthem. That might surprise some given my military family history.

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A look at travel books to inspire trips or give as gifts

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:39
BY BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor

NEW YORK

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Larger houses on smaller lots lead to scaled-down plants

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:39
BY DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press

Urbanization is transforming landscape design in many places: Larger houses and smaller lots are driving the development of scaled-down plants.

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BIRTHS

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:39

Northern Sun Family Health Care, Topsham

A boy, Sylvester Jon Edwards, to Liz and Jonathan Edwards of Lisbon Falls, Oct. 26, 2017.

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick

A boy, Owen Paul Conkling, to Elizabeth Conkling (Kroft) and Kenny Conkling of Bath, Oct. 17, 2017.

A boy, Graham Anders Thomas, to Marcus Reed and Keara Ellis (Thomas) of Brunswick, Oct. 25, 2017.

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