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Republican wins as next mayor of Lewiston

8 hours 9 min ago

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine voters have elected Republican Shane Bouchard as the next mayor of Lewiston.

The unofficial tally Tuesday was 3,663 to 3,518, with Bouchard winning by 145 votes against Democrat Ben Chin. He will replace Mayor Bob Macdonald, who served three consecutive two-year terms.

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LETTERS

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Collins Doesn’t Live Up to Her Rhetoric

Recent reports tell us that Sen. Collins is puzzled about the response to her vote supporting the tax bill and asking if there's a “group from the far left that's just rooting for me to fail. …”

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Police investigate death of 4-year-old Wiscasset girl

8 hours 9 min ago
The Times Record

WISCASSET

State Police detectives and Wiscasset police are investigating the death of a four-year-old Wiscasset girl.

An ambulance responded to the child’s home at 19 Crickets Lane at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, after a 911 call was made from the home reporting an unresponsive child.

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Thousands of Mainers signing up for ACA coverage

8 hours 9 min ago
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Thousands of Mainers are signing up for individual health plans under the health care overhaul that’s under threat by President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Driver crashes into pond, makes it out safely

8 hours 9 min ago

GORHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say a man was able to escape unscathed after driving into a pond.

WGME-TV reports the crash happened Wednesday night in Gorham. Police say the 39-year-old driver swerved to avoid an animal before he travelled off the road and into a freezing pond.

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Feds look to cut fishing quota for butterfish by 40%

8 hours 9 min ago

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year.

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Feds to slow harvest of skates as fishermen near quota

8 hours 9 min ago

(AP) The federal government is cutting down on the harvest of skate wings because fishermen are nearing their quota for the seafood item.

Skate wings are the meat of skates, which are fished commercially on both coasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reducing the commercial skate wing possession limit from 4,100 pounds per trip to 500 pounds per trip.

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Medical examiner: Couple death was a murder-suicide

8 hours 9 min ago

MANCHESTER (AP) — The state medical examiner has confirmed that the deaths of a married couple in Manchester were a murder-suicide.

The office concluded that the husband shot his wife in the head before doing the same to himself.

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Police rescue student from utility tunnel

8 hours 9 min ago

WATERVILLE (AP) — Police have rescued a Maine college student who hit and cut her head after crawling into a campus utility tunnel.

The Morning Sentinel reports police were called to Colby College in Waterville early Sunday.

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Mother who ‘blacked out’ during baby’s death sentenced to 13 years

8 hours 9 min ago
The Associated Press

BELFAST

A woman who drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana on the night of her infant son’s death was ordered Wednesday to serve 13 years in prison.

A judge imposed the sentence on Miranda Hopkins, 32, of Troy, a month after she was convicted of manslaughter in Waldo County Superior Court.

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Brunswick man indicted on assault charges

8 hours 9 min ago
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A Brunswick man was indicted by a Cumberland County Grand Jury last week on assault charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in October.

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New Year’s Ride at Boothbay Railway Village

8 hours 9 min ago
The Times Record

BOOTHBAY

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Topsham cops to clamp down on speeding

8 hours 9 min ago
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Speeding enforcement is a priority for Topsham police.

With a rise in speeding complaints from residents, Topsham selectmen voted unanimously last week to make enforcement a highlighted priority. Selectmen discussed resources to help police tackle the issue, including increasing the number of officers on the force and investment in portable speed signs.

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Police delivering sand to seniors

8 hours 9 min ago
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

[img_assist|nid=1191288|title=|desc= FROM LEFT, at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Brunswick, are Human Resources Manager Davielle Hawkes, Bath officer Mark Steele, Bath Police Chief Mike Field, Capt. Scott Stewart from Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry, Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan, Brunswick Police Cmdr.

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Woolwich boat builder recounts recreation of Arnold Expedition

8 hours 9 min ago
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Safely back at his usual stomping ground at Maine’s

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How to pay for Medicaid expansion?

8 hours 9 min ago
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine faces a July deadline for expanding Medicaid as lawmakers scramble to figure out exactly how much it will cost and how the state will pay for it.

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Lisbon CU presents checks for Ending Hunger campaign

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:21
The Times Record

LISBON

The 16th annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour, which began in late October at the Maine State Credit Union in Augusta, concluded in late November.

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Board game available for purchase from BDA

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:21
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Just in time for the holidays, the Brunswick Downtown Association has created Brunswick-Opoly, a version of the beloved board game Monopoly that features Brunswick businesses and organizations.

Games are $35 each, and all proceeds support the events and programs of the Brunswick Downtown Association.

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Bank duties change for Topsham’s Michelle Curtis

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:21
The Times Record

TOPSHAM

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently announced Michelle Curtis’ transition from senior vice president, regional market manager/ retail banking to a new role as senior vice president, treasury services sales officer.

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News from Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:21
BY CORY KING

This is the second of two articles in the “December Gatherings” series. Two weeks ago we ran the first part of this article for events happening at the beginning of the month and here is part two. Happy Holidays.

• Newcomer’s Night at Flight Deck Brewing, Dec. 13:

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