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Today in History

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

In 1606, Englishman Guy Fawkes, convicted of high treason for his part in the "Gunpowder Plot," was set to be hanged, drawn and quartered, but broke his neck after falling or jumping from the scaffold.

In 1797, composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna.

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Political Cartoon

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28
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4 solar power supporters arrested at Central Maine Power

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

AUGUSTA (AP) — Four protesters rallying in support of solar power have been arrested during a demonstration at the Central Maine Power headquarters.

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Maine seeking owners of more than $11M in missing money

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Office of the State Treasurer says it has received more than $11 million in unclaimed property in the past year and state residents should see if any of it belongs to them.

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LETTERS

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

Sounding Off Against BIW Tax Credit

I am a licensed psychologist educated at University of Maine Orono, graduated from Harvard University with my doctorate in 1986. Physical and mental health are my professional concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

The third-rate mind is only happy when

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Coast Guard plucks 4 fishermen from icy water off Eastport

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

EASTPORT AP) — The Coast Guard says four fishermen have been plucked from the icy waters off Eastport.

Officials say a crew of five ended up in the drink on Tuesday when a skiff overturned after they tied up their scalloping at a mooring.

WABI-TV reports that one person swam to shore and called for help.

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LePage says drilling would lower prices

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says drilling for oil in waters off the state’s coast could increase energy independence and provide more heating oil for Mainers.

LePage, in a Maine Public interview on Tuesday, said the state has recently weathered a cold snap and severe shortages in petroleum products.

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Effort underway to evaluate health of lobster population

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

PORTLAND (AP) — Fishing regulators are starting an effort to gauge the East Coast lobster population over the next two years.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the assessment of lobsters will be complete by the summer of 2020. Its goal is to evaluate the health of the lobster stock to allow for better management of the species.

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Portland hopes to continue panhandler jobs program

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s biggest city hopes to expand a pilot program that employs panhandlers.

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Norway firm eyes Maine for salmon farming operation

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

BELFAST (AP) — A Norwegian firm says it has bought land in Maine that it intends to use to build one of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms.

Nordic Aquafarms says it has signed an agreement to buy 40 acres on the outskirts of Belfast. It says the initial project phase will include a $150 million investment, employ 60 people and take about two years to complete.

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Regulators vote to protect more corals in Atlantic Ocean

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Federal fishing regulators on Tuesday approved a compromise they said would expand the amount of coral habitat preserved in the Atlantic Ocean while also protecting fishing interests.

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Some Maine lawmakers push to delay legalization of marijuana sales

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine lawmakers on Tuesday started discussions about how long to delay retail marijuana sales while lawmakers continue to work on regulations needed to get the industry up and running.

A ban on retail pot sales technically is in place until Thursday, but the state hasn’t set up a way for marijuana retailers to get the required licenses.

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Richmond ready to provide EMS response

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI The Times Record

RICHMOND

Richmond firefighters are now equipped to handle emergency medical calls, and will begin doing so this weekend.

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Oasis Free Clinics is hosting its Second Annual Polar Plunge

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

PHIPPSBURG — Oasis Free Clinics is hosting its Second Annual Polar Plunge to raise money for its medical, dental and prescription assistance programs 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Head Beach in Phippsburg. There is a $15 registration fee, though the clinic is encouraging participants to raise additional money.

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BJHS CHAMPION SPELLERS

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28
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Bath Y member meeting is Feb. 22

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA will hold its annual member meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Maine Maritime Museum on Washington Street.

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MSMT seeks candidates for fellowship program

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre is seeking applicants for its Educational Fellowship Program from May 21-Aug. 26. The deadline to apply is March 15.

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Former director of veterans center recognized

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28

BRUNSWICK — Read Rich, the former director of the Mid-Coast Veterans Resource Center in Brunswick was awarded a certificate of appreciate for his support of veterans.

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Coast Guard completes Kennebec River ice-breaking

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:28
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