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Official: Fire caused by man trying to thaw pipe with fire

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

BANGOR (AP) — Fire officials in Maine say a tenant attempting to thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame caused a house fire.

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Trustees to take up policy governing political activities

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

ORONO (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are meeting to discuss matters including a proposed policy on who can lobby or speak on behalf of the system.

Trustees on Monday will discuss changes to “Institutional Authority on Political Matters” policy that would limit the political activities of university staff.

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Lawmakers want to change youth bear hunting day

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — A GOP lawmaker in Maine wants to allow adults to carry a firearm while hunting bears with kids.

Currently, licensed junior hunters can hunt bear with a firearm, bow and arrow or crossbow on Maine's youth bear hunting day.

But parent, guardians and adult supervisors aren't allowed to hold a firearm while accompanying the young hunter.

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Training exercise kicking off at Portsmouth Naval

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

KITTERY (AP) — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard said training exercises are about to commence to test the readiness of security forces.

The anti-terrorism training event called Operation Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 kicks off Monday and will continue through Feb. 9.

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Panel moves to delay rules for medical marijuana

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine legislative panel wants to delay medical marijuana rules cracking down on caregivers.

The Portland Press Herald reports the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee unanimously voted Thursday to support a bill to delay regulations that caregivers say could harm Maine’s medical marijuana industry.

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Advocates are seeking to nullify delay of ranked-choice voting

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Supporters of ranked-choice voting are wrapping up collection of signatures to thwart a legislative delay and put the system into place for the June primary elections.

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Dead Poets founder, former Freeport resident dies

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
The Associated Press

ELKINS PARK, PA.

The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America suffered a fatal heart attack little more than a month after commissioning his own tombstone.

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No injuries after car hits house in Harpswell

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

The driver of a car that hit a house in Harpswell early Friday morning escaped injury.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Office, the crash was reported at 5:30 a.m. on Route 24, which is Harpswell Islands Road.

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Topsham Father/Daughter Dance is Feb. 11

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

TOPSHAM — Topsham Parks and Recreation is hosting it’s 18th annual Father/Daughter Valentine Dance on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 2–4 p.m. in the Commons at Mt. Ararat High School.

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‘Four Chaplains’ ceremony at American Legion

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick American Legion is welcoming the public to its post at 1 Columbus Drive for its Four Chaplains ceremony 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3. The event marks the anniversary of the World War II sinking of the troop transport USAT Dorvhester, torpedoed by a German submarine. There were 902 U.S.

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Richmond man faces jail time in father’s deadly beating

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
The Associated Press

RICHMOND

A Richmond man originally charged with manslaughter in the deadly beating of his 76-year-old father has been convicted of aggravated assault.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Maine Superior Court Justice Daniel Billings on Wednesday sentenced 55- year-old Kurt Linton to serve an initial year in jail.

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Judge denies Gov. LePage request to withhold $3 million in workforce funds

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge says Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration must disburse $3 million in federal workforce funds even as the governor appeals the decision.

The Portland Press Herald reports U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock in a Wednesday order calls the appeal’s chance of success “modest.”

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KELT gets $15K grant

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
The Times Record

BATH

In December, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust was awarded a Quimby Family Foundation grant for $15,000 to support the expansion of local food access and awareness programs. The grant will support food collection by the Merrymeeting Gleaners and educational programs at the LOCAL Garden in Bath and the Georgetown Central School in Georgetown.

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Small step for tiny homes in Maine

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI The Times Record

BOWDOINHAM

The future of tiny homes becoming a realistic possibility for Mainers took a big step recently, as state regulators adopted new building code standards for the structures.

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GETTING FIT

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
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Bath teacher honored for real-world instruction

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

A hands-on approach to learning has earned Bath Middle School science teacher Monica Wright statewide recognition.

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Students enjoy winter fun at carnival

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

BOWDOIN

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King on ’97 BIW tax credit: ‘No regrets’

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said that a $60 million tax credit for Bath Iron Works that he signed as governor in 1997 “was one of the best things I ever did” during a press conference at the shipyard on Friday.

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General Dynamics to invest $2 billion in its shipyards

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

General Dynamics announced last week that it would be investing $200 million between Bath Iron Works and NASSCO in San Diego, California, as first reported by Defense News.

“In response to the significant increased demand from our Navy customer across all three of our shipyards, we’re investing in each of our yards,” said CEO Phebe Novakovic.

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King: ‘97 BIW tax credit “One of the Best Things I Ever Did”

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:02
NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

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