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Today in History

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

Today's Highlight in History

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Minimizing Maine’s Minimum Wage Rise

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
BY GARY ANDERSON

“Whereas, the increases in the rate of the minimum wage scheduled to take effect over the next 4 years could have a detrimental effect on the economy of the State; and Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and requi

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Political Cartoon

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
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NEA providing $30K for Portland square saved in referendum

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

PORTLAND (AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts plans to help pay for a public art project in a city square that was spared from development by a referendum.

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LETTERS

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

Thank You from Oasis Free Clinics

On behalf of the patients, volunteers and staff of the Oasis Free Clinics, I want to thank everyone who supported our 2nd Annual Polar Plunge on February 10. The wind was fierce and the water was frigid, but our hearty group of “plungers” jumped in any way! Thanks to their efforts, we raised $550 for our free medical and dental services.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

We live by encouragement and die without it

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Critic of public-funded elections qualifies for state funds

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

AUGUSTA (AP) — A critic of public funding for gubernatorial candidates says he has become the first candidate seeking the governor's office to qualify for state clean elections funds.

Garrett Mason last May voted to support a bill to save $6 million in clean elections funds by removing gubernatorial candidates from eligibility.

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LePage agrees to halt gutting of prison

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration has agreed to halt the removal of equipment from a minimum-security state prison that's emptied of inmates.

Attorneys representing the state Department of Corrections and the Washington County Commission told a judge Wednesday that they've begun negotiations.

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Repair work on costly overpass crack set for completion

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine transportation officials are close to finishing multi-million dollar emergency repairs to an Augusta overpass, but they are still at a loss as to who caused the damage.

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New county sheriff vows to restore trust, rebuild morale

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

PARIS (AP) — A Maine county has sworn in a new sheriff whose predecessor faced sexual misconduct allegations.

The Sun Journal reports that Oxford County sheriff James Theriault was sworn in Tuesday and vowed to restore the faith of the community and rebuild morale in the department.

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Daycare workers think parent brought them pot cookies

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Maine say daycare workers suspect a parent brought them cookies tainted with marijuana.

Bangor Sgt. Brent Beaulieu said no children ate the cookies that were dropped off at the Watch Me Shine daycare. But some of the staff reported "a feeling of marijuana intoxication."

The daycare was closed Wednesday while police investigated.

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Portland museum expands its Winslow Homer collection

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland Museum of Art is expanding its Winslow Homer collection thanks to the donation of a dozen paintings from the Berger Collection Educational Trust.

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Vermont governor to serve as co-chair of border commission

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott will serve as the first state co-chair of the federally funded economic development organization that has helped create jobs in depressed areas of Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and upstate New York.

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Topsham selectmen set to examine water safety ordinance

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Topsham Selectmen will soon get a look at a water safety zone ordinance.

Topsham Town Manager Rich Roedner has a first draft of the ordinance — requested by Brookfield Renewable, which owns the Brunswick Hydroelectric facility — ready to pass on to the board.

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Richmond mourns loss of selectman

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

RICHMOND

The death of Selectman Gary Poulin will leave a void in the Richmond community.

Poulin died Feb. 8, five days shy of his 61st birthday. He was serving his second term as a Richmond selectman, having first been elected in 2012. He was a Mason and member of Le Calumet Club.

He will be remembered for his impact on Richmond.

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Vintage prom photos sought

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. is seeking vintage prom photos from local residents, especially Morse High School alumni, for an upcoming event. The photos will be used as décor at the April 21 Winter Street Prom. The event will include a cocktail hour from 6 to 7pm, followed by dancing from 7 to 10pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear fun prom attire from any decade.

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Legislative talk at Landing retirement community

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43

BRUNSWICK — AARP Maine Volunteer State President Rich Livingston will discuss bills before the state legislature, including LD 735, An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Support the Independence of Maine’s Seniors at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Coastal Landing retirement community at Brunswick Landing.

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Lawsuit filed over L.L. Bean’s 1-year limit on returns

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
The Associated Press

CHICAGO

An unhappy customer is suing L.L. Bean over its new return policy, claiming the company broke a vow to customers.

The lawsuit in federal court in Chicago contends customers bought items because of L.L. Bean’s unlimited “satisfaction” guarantee. The lawsuit accuses L.L. Bean of breach of warranty.

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Faithful get ashes on Bath streets

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

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Bath shipyard laying off 57 electricians

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:43
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Bath Iron Works will be laying off 57 electricians next Friday, Feb. 23.

“There’s 57 electricians that got notified of layoffs, but by the end of the year there’ll be hundreds of jobs that will be offered,” said Mike Keenan, president of the local S6, the shipyard’s largest union.

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