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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

If 50 million people say a foolish thing,

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Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
BY R.J. RICO The Associated Press

ATLANTA

The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives.

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Bowdoinham in initial phase of public rec area

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

BOWDOINHAM

A new place for Bowdoinham residents to enjoy the Cathance River is in the works.

Town Planner Nicole Briand said the town is looking to turn a list of ideas into an economical design for area at 8 River Road, soon to be the former home of Bowdoinham’s public works facility. To that end, the town is planning to hire a landscape architect to develop the plan.

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50 dogs ready for adoption

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
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[img_assist|nid=1210662|title=|desc= COASTAL HUMANE SOCIETY and Lincoln County Animal Shelter will have 50 dogs and puppies available for adoption Saturday during its Spring Fling adoption event. Lady, pictured here, is a 4-month-old Border Collie/Corgi mix. Insert: Annabelleisa31/2-month-old female Hound mix. Both dogs are looking for a home.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
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Topsham closer to retail marijuana ban

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

The future of retail marijuana in Topsham is hazy.

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Police chief standing by decision to shoot 600-pound bull

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — The Maine police chief who shot and killed a 600-pound bull on the loose says he’s standing by his decision, despite criticism.

Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam says he would not change how he reacted. The Morning Sentinel reports the bull broke loose from its trailer Monday afternoon in Skowhegan.

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Police bust meth lab in Bangor apartment

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for the suspects who were running a meth lab inside a Bangor apartment.

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NOAA extends whale protection zone

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Federal ocean managers are extending a voluntary speed restriction zone off of Massachusetts to try to help protect endangered right whales.

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Portland sues drug makers over opioids

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s largest city is suing a host of pharmaceutical companies over the toll of the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic locally.

Portland officials filed their lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County Superior Court. The city’s seeking damages from drug makers and some doctors involved in distribution of the drugs.

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Rockport man indicted in slaying of 4 in Massachusetts

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

GROTON, Mass. (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused of fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat at a home in Massachusetts has been indicted by a grand jury on four counts of murder.

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Report: Tourists in Maine reach 5-year high, spending down

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

PORTLAND (AP) — State officials say the number of tourists visiting Maine reached a five-year high last year, but tourist spending flat-lined.

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Maine petting zoo is site of first reindeer birth in years

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
The Associated Press

WINSLOW

A traveling Maine petting zoo says its reindeer has unexpectedly given birth to the first baby reindeer in the state in more than 20 years.

Pony X-Press co-owner Ed Papsis says the reindeer is a dark brown female calf, and it was born at a farm on Easter Sunday. She’s been named Mistletoe.

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Backlash over Waterville mayor’s Parkland tweet

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
The Associated Press

WATERVILLE

A Maine mayor is receiving backlash for a tweet making fun of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor.

The Morning Sentinel reports some Waterville officials are calling for Republican Mayor Nick Isgro to resign. Isgro wrote in a tweet earlier this week that Parkland student David Hogg should “eat it.”

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Police: Lisbon man charged with terrorizing

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
The Times Record

LISBON

Lisbon police said they arrested a local man Wednesday whom they say allegedly made threats on social media to blow up the Maine Department of Health and Human Services building.

Police say they received an anonymous tip that Alexander Hanks, 24, of Lisbon allegedly made the threat on Facebook.

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Lawmakers start to debate Medicaid expansion funding

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine lawmakers on Thursday began publicly discussing how to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion as tens of thousands of low-income Mainers who could benefit wait for the state to take action.

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Pest expert to discuss browntail moth problem

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

DAMARISCOTTA — On Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m., Skidompha Library and Chats with Champions welcomes South Bristol expert on pest control, Bob Emmons, who will speak about the Browntail Moth and its hazards to humans.

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STUDENT NOTES

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

BATH MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL 2ND TRIMESTER

Grade 6

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DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION AT THE TIMES RECORD

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
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Blood drives coming up in Brunswick

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

BRUNSWICK — There will be three opportunities to donate blood in Brunswick for the American Red Cross. Blood drives will take place:

• April 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southern Maine Community

College, 12 Sewall St., Orion Hall;

• April 18, 1-6 p.m., St. Charles, 132 McKeen St.;

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