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130th anniversary of St. Francis Xavier

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

WINTHROP

Past and current parishioners, clergy, and community members will gather in Winthrop on Sept. 10 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the St. Francis Xavier worship site located on 130 Route 133. All are welcome to attend both an anniversary Mass at 9 a.m. followed by a brunch celebration in the church hall.

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Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY

Pope Francis urged countries on Monday to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants’ dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.

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FAITH NOTES :

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

“Whatever you do, don’t get a golden retriever,” my mom said. “They shed too much.”

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Collins, Poliquin and others to join Bishop Deeley at Bangor Blue Mass

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02

PORTLAND

Hundreds of active and retired local, state and federal law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency personnel will be recognized for their commitment and sacrifice at the Blue Mass, celebrated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley, at St. John Catholic Church on 217 York Street in Bangor on Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. People of all faiths are welcome to attend.

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Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY MICHAEL GRACZYK The Associated Press

HOUSTON

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George T. Files Post 20 Brunswick American Legion News

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY CHICK CICIOTTE George T. Files Post 20 Brunswick American Legion

Last week’s article brought a lot of questions, comments and yes, very positive remarks (yes, there is a legion Post in Freeport, “J. Arthur Stowell Post 83” — to find out about Legion Post in your area call The Department of Maine American Legion at 207-873-3229.)

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On Afghanistan, There’s No Way Out

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY BRET STEPHENS 2017 New York Times News Service

When it comes to Afghanistan, we’ve tried everything. The lesson is: Nothing works.

We’ve tried “light footprint.” From the initial defeat of the Taliban in 2001 until 2007, monthly U.S. troop numbers never exceeded 25,000. Result: a reconstituted Taliban, their leadership secure in Pakistan, made inroads into more than half of Afghanistan.

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Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Connects Kids and Carrots

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY LIZ PIERSON Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

“Mine’s got dirt on it!”

“Mine has two legs, like a funny little man!”

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Domestic Terrorism Strikes Charlottesville

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY DAVID TREADWELL

The white supremacist rallies at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who cares about this nation or, for that matter, anyone who continues to defend the presidency of Donald Trump. Did you get all warm and fuzzy when you saw pictures of angry young white men giving Nazi salutes and waving Confederate flags?

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Only Congress Can Save Trump Presidency

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY GORDON L. WEIL

The government seems to be operating without a president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican like President Trump, questions if his presidency can be saved.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps

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RNC vote on condemning white supremacists has some rolling eyes

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY THOMAS BEAUMONT The Associated Press

Still cleaning up after President Donald Trump’s comments about a deadly protest in Virginia, the Republican National Committee is headed toward adoption of a resolution condemning white supremacists.

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Preservation Without Veneration

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02

Next time you’re in downtown Brunswick, take a good look at the statue of Joshua Chamberlain. Better yet, if you have time, visit the Chamberlain Museum.

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Best Coffee: Bohemian Coffee House

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Not that long ago, Peter Robbins, owner of Bohemian Coffee House, would have been an unlikely candidate to be named best coffee in the Midcoast.

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Best Kennel: Great Island Kennel

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

The Great Island Kennel in Harpswell has again won the Best of the Midcoast for the dog kennel category.

Running for 25 years now, Great Island Kennel offers doggie boarding currently for $32 a day and also doggie daycare for $20 a day for local dogs. And they don’t add on silly fees, such as charging extra to snuggle with your dog.

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Best Book Store: Mustard Seed Cafe

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY SURYA MILNER Special to The Times Record

BATH

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Governor LePage: I was threatened

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he received death threats after comparing the removal of Confederate statues to the removal of a 9/11 memorial.

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LePage to challenge Medicaid expansion referendum

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he plans to file a legal challenge against an upcoming referendum that could expand Medicaid.

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LePage moving forward on psychiatric home

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:02
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Gov. Paul LePage is moving forward with plans to build a psychiatric home that would be privately managed, circumventing lawmakers who are calling for legislative oversight.

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