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Tribal rep in Maine legislature leaves Dems for Greens

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

HOULTON (AP) — A tribal representative in Maine’s House of Representatives has left the Democrats to become a Green Independent Party member.

Rep. Henry Bear’s a member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and a nonvoting member of the legislature. He joins Rep. Ralph Chapman of Brooksville as the second Green member of the legislature.

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Investigators accuse man of setting fire to house

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

SOLON (AP) — The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office has accused a man of setting fire to a house in October.

Fire investigators arrested 26-year-old Randy Ruest II on Tuesday night and charged him with arson.

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Police: Man crashes car with kid yelling, reports it stolen

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

BREWER (AP) — Police say a man crashed his car into a utility pole and sped away with a child crying for help in the back seat before abandoning the vehicle and reporting it as stolen.

Witnesses told police in Brewer they saw the car knock down the pole Tuesday night. They heard a young girl yelling for help.

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Medical transport plane crashes, report of engine fire

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — A Maine hospital says authorities are investigating after a medical transport plane with a patient, paramedic and nurse crash-landed at the end of a runway.

All three passengers and the pilot were taken to the hospital’s emergency department for evaluation. Names and conditions of the four people onboard weren’t immediately available.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Big Awards Party

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

BRUNSWICK — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick will hold a Big Awards Party to honor community members and celebrate mentoring. The Big Awards party takes place on Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern at 4 Noble Street in Brunswick.

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STUDENT NOTES

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Grade 9

High Honors: Jacqueline Brochu, Camila Ciembroniewicz, Lily Collier, Madeline Daulerio, Sydney Dyer Cecelia Greenleaf, Jace Hollenbach, Elizabeth Libby, Bailey Rioux, Sadie Skinner, Cora Spelke Samuel Wright

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Threat prompts FHS evac

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

A Freeport High School student found a threat written on a table Monday which led to the evacuation of the school and spurred police bomb-sniffing dogs to investigate the warning, according to a school official.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
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Mid Coast Hospital partners with ALS Association to open clinic

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
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Free pet adoptions this weekend

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

BRUNSWICK — Through its Home for the Pawlidayz campaign, Zappos will sponsor free pet adoptions in 80 cities nationwide including Brunswick on Black Friday weekend. Dog and cat adoptions will take place today through Sunday at Coastal Humane Society at 30 Range Road.

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Burton biographer talk at Curtis

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34

BRUNSWICK — Author June Vail will talk about her book, “The Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton's Modern Victorian Life,” on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-3 p.m.

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READY, SET, GO

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
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Holiday spirit kicks off Saturday with several events

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

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Alleged inappropriate phone contact with student investigated

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
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FREEPORT

Freeport police say they are investigating an allegation that a local teacher had inappropriate contact with a student via phone.

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SBA officials tour Maine Street

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

To promote Small Business Saturday, officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration joined the Brunswick Downtown Association and the state’s congressional staffers in visiting local retailers on Wednesday.

The tour was part of the SBA’s kick-off for the National Small Business Saturday Initiative.

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Bomb threat evacuates school, nothing found

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:00
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

A Freeport High School student found a threat written on a table Monday, which led to the evacuation of the school and spurred state police bomb sniffing dogs to investigate the warning, according to a school official.

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Police investigate alleged inappropriate phone contact with student

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:54
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FREEPORT

The Freeport Police Department is investigating an allegation that a local teacher had inappropriate phone contact with a student.

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Downtown group holds benefit auction

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association’s 13th annual benefit auction, “Magic on Maine,” took place in October at The Daniel Hotel in Brunswick.

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MEREDA’s breakfast event coming up

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

PORTLAND — Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association for breakfast in Biddeford at the Pepperell Mill Campus on Nov. 30 for a conversation about “Manufacturing in Maine.”

Panelists participating include:

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News from Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY CORY KING

There’s a major competition happening daily in the Midcoast — the competition of recruiting, acquiring and retaining the best employees. Recruiters and businesses of all sizes are putting forward their most competitive offers to attract the right professionals. It’s the result of a low unemployment rate, business expansions and numerous open positions in a geographic region.

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