Train Should Be Embraced
Dear People of Brunswick: I am simply astounded at your noisy desire to thwart one of the greatest traditions of this country — our railroad.
In 1619, a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Virginia, where they held a service thanking God for their safe arrival.
In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
The operator of Amtrak’s Downeaster is planning a pilot run from Brusnwick to Rockland as soon as this month to test the viability of the program.
CHESTERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say they arrested a man armed with a crossbow and high-powered pellet gun after a 10-hour standoff at a mobile home.
Maine State Police say that 41-year-old Vance Billings was charged with aggravated criminal trespass and mischief and violating bail conditions.
LEWISTON (AP) — Maine police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a man who later died from his injuries.
Lewiston police say they received an early Sunday morning call about a man on the ground in the travel lane on Pleasant Street in Lewiston.
LIMERICK (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a sheriff ’s deputy was involved in a rollover crash.
Police say the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Limerick. York County Sheriff Bill King says a deputy was responding to a domestic assault call when he flipped his cruiser.
The deputy was not injured in the crash.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine workforce boards are agreeing to spend a larger share of federal funds on job training following criticism from Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
The Portland Press Herald reports the state workforce board agreed Friday to set a goal of 45 percent of federal funds devoted to job training next year. That jumps to 60 percent in 2019.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine might be cold and snowy in the winter, but that’s part of what makes it the perfect place for skiing and snowmobiling.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — New England’s power grid operator doesn’t foresee any major problems supplying the region with sufficient electricity this coming winter.
A former Jesuit priest and Maine high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Freeport church nearly 20 years ago.
The Portland Press Herald reports a court on Friday set bail at $50,000 for 80-year-old James Francis Talbot on Friday.
BRUNSWICK — Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and Brunswick resident R. Aileen Yingst will discuss the Curiosity rover project 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at People Plus
Brunswick- and Freeport-themed Monopoly -style games are being sold by the Brunswick Downtown Association and Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce, respectively.
Longtime Times Record reporter Darcie Moore has been promoted to the new position of senior staff writer at the paper, effective today.
Casella will continue as contractor for Harpswell’s solid waste needs in 2018 after selectmen last week approved pursuing a pact with the company.
“We went out for bid a couple of months ago, actually,” said Recycling Center Manager Chuck Perow. “Our contract for waste disposal comes up at the end of this year.”
The Brunswick Fire Department will have a new tool in its arsenal come springtime.
The department was awarded a $30,000 grant in September to help purchase a new, 18-foot flat bottom boat with a jet outboard. The new vessel will help with search and rescue operations, as well as provide increased access to area islands and local waters.
As the light began to fade and a full moon peaked out from behind the horizon, Cundy’s Harbor residents gathered at Holbrook’s on Sunday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Walk. Starting at Holbrook’s, dozens of people walked up to the community hall, lighting Christmas trees at various stops along the way.
School Administrative District 75 is still considering its options to make up a week of school canceled due to October’s mass power outage.
The district has released a survey for families and staff, available this week, that will help district officials determine how to make up the lost days of school.
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is defending her vote on tax legislation by claiming she has an “ironclad” commitment from lawmakers that the bill won’t result in Medicare cuts.