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Atlanta wants probe into $500K given in bonuses

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
The Associated Press

ATLANTA

Atlanta leaders want to call in outside lawyers to investigate after former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration gave more than $518,000 in bonuses to city employees during Reed’s last days in office.

They included prizes for lip sync and ugly sweater contests, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

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Ashley May Collins

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

Ashley May Collins passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2018, at Maine Medical Center. She was surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Lisa Andersen and Mark Green, Ashley was born on July 15, 1984, a beautiful summer day.

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Thomas W. Demers Jr.

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

ARROWSIC — Thomas W. Demers Jr., 71, of Arrowsic, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Mercy Hospital after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. He was born on June 27, 1946, in Gardiner, ME, the son of Thomas W. Demers Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (MacEachern) Demers.

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Death Notice

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

BRUNSWICK — Angela D. Vittum, age 46, of Maine Street, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 8, 1971, in Portland, the daughter of Ross and Donor Dorr Moulton. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 4 from 5-6 p.m.

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Lyndon George McMackin

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

BRUNSWICK — Lyndon G. “Beau” McMackin 86 died Friday April 20, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. He was born July 19, 1931 in Brunswick the son of Lyndon A.

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‘Membra Jesu Nostri Patientis Sanctissima’ to be presented

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

BRUNSWICK — The First Parish Church Adult Choir will present Buxtehude’s “Membra Jesu

Nostri Patientis Sanctissima” in the First Parish sanctuary at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

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Joan Elizabeth Crothers

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

BRUNSWICK — Joan Elizabeth (Pankratz) Crothers died in the early morning hours, March 27, 2018 after having suffered a massive stroke on March 18th.

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Living the Word

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” Romans 8:25

Cultivating Patience

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Yard, plant sale fundraiser scheduled

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

BATH — The Neighborhood Café and United Church of Christ, located on 798 Washington St., will have a yard and plant sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5.

The sale will feature gently used treasures, fresh perennials and houseplants.

The Neighborhood Café offers a free meal from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays to anyone who is interested.

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Benefit dinner to support mission trip

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

BRUNSWICK — An Italian chicken dinner will benefit the teen mission trip to Queens.

The dinner will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, located at 132 McKeen St. The menu includes chicken cacciatore, pasta, garlic bread, salad, homemade cookies and ice cream, coffee and tea. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

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Half a man: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY ROGER ALFORD Kentucky Today

GLASGOW, Ky.

There’s a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood’s step.

The Glasgow pastor has lost 240 pounds over the past two years on a quest to restore his physical and spiritual health.

For Atwood, food had become a vice that was sapping his energy and hindering his ministry. Years of unchecked eating had brought him to the brink of 500 pounds.

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National Day of Prayer taking place Thursday

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

When President Ronald Reagan was in office, he established the first Thursday in May as the nation’s Day of Prayer.

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Get Back Double What You Put In

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY RON CANTOR

For Southern Maine Community College, May is when we say farewell to students who graduate and embark on their careers or continue their education at four-year institutions.

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Faith Notes:

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

Living in the woods as a self-employed writer, I don’t get many opportunities to dress up. When my memoir came out last spring, I patched together an outfit from Goodwill and L.L. Bean to wear to my book release party. In hindsight, maybe not the best fashion decision.

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What Rotarians Do

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY DAVID N. TAFT

In quoting from the most recent Rotarian magazine we have “challenges to our identity as an organization. It is no surprise that many people who have heard of Rotary still have no idea of what Rotary does, how we are organized, or why we exist at all.

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Whitewater Weekend

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

For many years, Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) members have organized an April whitewater weekend in New Hampshire. Normally, several excellent whitewater rivers and streams in the southern central part of the state open in April offering exciting early season paddling opportunities. Popular Class III/IV runs include Contoocook, Ashuelot, Otter, Warner and Smith.

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Swamp Drained? How, Exactly?

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY JOHN L. MICEK

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a Republican who hails from northeastern Pennsylvania's coal country, likes to brag about the fact he was one of his state's earliest supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
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Media Fuels Political Controversy

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31
BY GORDON L. WEIL

In a 1930s comic strip, Popeye the Sailor argued heatedly with Bluto, his enormous nemesis. “Let’s you and him fight,” Wimpy urged Popeye. That’s the first known use of the phrase.

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Crews resume search for 5-year-old lost in river’s torrent

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:31

AUBURN (AP) — Police in Maine say they’ve resumed the search for a 5-year-old lost in the frigid Androscoggin River, as people bring flowers to the site where the boy and his brother fell into the river.

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