Today is Friday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2017. There are 58 days left in the year.
In 1839, the first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.
In 1903, Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
The series of articles in The Times Record about Rotary International over many months has made it evident how important the Rotary Foundation and several local Rotary clubs are to our community. Dues support the internal operations of the clubs, and we support community projects with a variety of club fundraising activities.
Remember: get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Call your town clerk to find out your polling places and times.
There have been many sacrifices made both by military and law enforcement personnel to maintain these freedoms. Many have given their lives, and many still suffer the ravages of wounds, disease, and want. We in the American Legion urge all to “get out and vote”
After the time change, the fall gets down to business. We are, it’s finally clear, on our way to winter solstice. A lot must be packed into each shorter-lit day. Including the day’s walk or run, foot-travel that usually takes me to one or another of our town’s woodlands.
Okay, dear readers, let’s start with a pop quiz.
What is the most commonly awarded grade in high schools nationwide? (Take a moment to reflect on your own high school experience.) The answer, drum roll, is … A!
A Maine referendum next week may tell a lot about where voters across the country stand on one of the central political issues of the day: whether government should be reduced or expanded to meet agreed needs.
BOWDOIN — A young Bowdoin resident is hoping to get some help from the community Sunday to restore the Hillsbury Cemetery as part of his Eagle’s Scout Project.
Jacob Ross, 17, is a member of Bowdoin’s Boy Scout Troop 639. He will be at the cemetery at 1085 River Road on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will return the following Sunday, Nov. 12.
BRUNSWICK — Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry will be the featured speaker at the monthly AARP Coffee, Conversation and Cookies on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m., and will discuss crime in the Midcoast area especially as it relates to seniors.
BATH — The new owners of Midcoast Pizza & More — Angela Smith and John Brigance — say they will continue the establishment’s tradition of serving free Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at their 737 Washington St. location in Bath.
WELLS (AP) — A Maine high school that came under fire for its "Warriors" nickname and logo featuring a Native American in a feathered headdress has formed an advisory committee to study the issue.
Change doesn’t come easy, and in small communities where everybody knows your name, sometimes change can feel nigh-impossible.
Nevertheless, Bath voters on Tuesday will be looking at change to its decades-old charter that, if implemented, could greatly help the city in its search for an new manager.
By a 6-1 vote Thursday, the Freeport Town Council voted not to issue an overweight moving permit for the 80-ton Island Rover vessel, which remains unwelcome by the Bucknam Road neighborhood.
Owners of the vessel, Carter Becker and Harold Arndt, can reapply for a permit, but will likely miss the Nov. 15 deadline they had suggested for the launching.
BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is hosting its annual Fall Environmental Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Long Reach Hall. The program, “Adapting Our Home: Understanding the Relationship between Stormwater, Infrastructure and Nature,” will begin at 7 p.m.
BRUNSWICK — People Plus in Brunswick will mark Veterans Day with readings from a collection of wartime letters, offered by Membership Coordinator Frank Connors who was a paratrooper in Vietnam in 1967-68.
The letters will be read Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Samson is warning citizens of a phone scam that is occurring throughout Androscoggin County. A male identifying himself as Lt. Vance Berry of the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office has been calling residents telling them they missed jury duty and a warrant for their arrest has been issued.
BRUNSWICK — On Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Central Maine Power Company estimates it has restored power to more than 80 percent of the customers who lost service after a wind and rain storm tore through the state earlier this week. By 10 p.m. Thursday, outages had dropped to an estimated 80,000 customer accounts from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday, according to a company press release.