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Brunswick man charged with terrorizing

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A Brunswick man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with terrorizing and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Matthew Freeman, 45, is also charged with violating the conditions of his release.

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Lepage says Trump lumber tariffs threatening jobs

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump’s administration to exempt eastern Canadian provinces from softwood lumber tariffs that he says will lead to layoffs and shutdown operations in Maine.

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Lawmakers could tackle ranked-choice voting, pot bills

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Democratic House speaker hopes lawmakers will tackle ranked choice voting and marijuana legalization bills when they return for a special session this fall.

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Former Gov. Baldacci says he’d consider another run

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

PORTLAND (AP) — Former Maine Democratic Gov. John Baldacci says he would seriously mull another run for governor if he has concerns with the field of candidates.

Baldacci on a Thursday radio appearance said he could consider entering the race if he doesn’t see enough “ moderation” or bipartisan spirit among candidates.

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MIDCOAST’S BEST OFFICER

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

AS MORSE HIGH SCHOOL began their first day of school with an all-student assembly, School Resource Officer Charles Reece joined Chief of Police Michael Field and The Times Record Publisher Michelle Lester in a surprise presentation.

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Brunswick’s single-use bag ban starts today

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
The Times Record

Brunswick’s ban on single-use plastic bags starts today. The ban applies to thin, single-use plastic bags that are distributed at the checkout counter and it applies to all stores within town limits, according to a press release from Bring Your Own Bag – MidCoast, a local group that spearheaded the effort.

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Burglar thwarted by presence of teens in house — yet again

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick police are investigating another report of an attempted burglary interrupted when the intruder realized two teens were home, this time on Old Bath Road. A similar incident was reported days earlier on Jordan Avenue.

Police received the Old Bath Road report at 11:35 a.m. Thursday.

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Tri-County celebrates National Literacy Month

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

BATH — September is National Literacy Month and Tri-County Literacy is collaborating with local libraries and books stores to celebrate. From 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers will be at local bookstores in the tri county area to read aloud children’s books and to do a craft project related to the book. Read alouds and book give-aways will be at the libraries from 1-3 p.m.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
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Nomination papers available in Topsham

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Nomination papers are now available for seats on the Topsham Board of Selectmen as well as for Topsham seats on the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors.

All of the officials with terms expiring say they will run for reelection.

David Douglass and Ruth Lyons have seats that are expiring on the Board of Selectmen.

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Wesley McNair book launch at Patten Free Library

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

BATH — On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., Patten Free Library will host Wesley McNair, Maine's fourth poet laureate, for a reading from his brand-new collection, “The Unfastening,” which contains poems about grief and how we return from it.

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VFW national scholarships available

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

TOPSHAM — Reverend Joseph Lamarre Memorial Post 2197 in Topsham will be sponsoring local students in the Veterans of Foreign Wars national scholastic programs. Students in the general SAD 75, Brunswick, Lisbon and Freeport areas, including home-schooled, may apply. Each year across the country, more than $3 million in awards and scholarships are presented.

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Remember When?

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
Bath Historical Society

BATH

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Coastal Rotary hosts Feast to Feed Fundraiser

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Coastal Rotary will hold its 11th annual Feast to Feed fundraiser -9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Bowdoin College Cram Alumni House, 83 Federal St.

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Local residents, AARP Maine volunteers to meet with state legislators in Brunswick

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21

BRUNSWICK — On Wednesday, Sept. 20, local residents and AARP Maine volunteers will meet with state legislators at a Coffee with a Legislato” event in Brunswick.

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RAISING MONEY FOR PAPA’S PLANE

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
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Bath shop collects dry goods for pets

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

A local pet supply shop in Bath is collecting dry goods to send to the Houston branch of the Society for the Protection of Animals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Wags and Whiskers is seeking donations of pet supplies to help alleviate the situation.

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THOMAS POINT BEACH BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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RSU 1 starts school year with eye toward special education

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

As school starts for K-12 students in RSU 1 — which covers Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg and Woolwich — the district is working to create better special education programs to serve Midcoast students.

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Drivers urged to be extra safe

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:21
The Times Record

AUGUSTA

With traffic deaths in Maine about to reach 100 for the year, the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is reminding drivers to be extra cautious over the long Labor Day weekend.

Ninety-nine people have died on Maine roads so far this year, including 21 highway deaths in August alone.

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