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Today in History

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

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Falling for Goose Eye

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

An old age question asked during my annual physical for about a decade, “Have you fallen during the past year?” It always seems like an astounding inquiry. I occasionally fall carrying my kayak or canoe up and down steep embankments.

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Freeport Rotarians Wrap Up Community Giving into the New Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY ANNE-MARIE DAVEE Freeport Rotary Club

The Freeport Rotary Club’s annual Christmas tree and wreath sales continued this year in partnership with the Freeport Fire Station. With 400 trees and 132 wreaths at the start, Rotarians were pleased to have sold all the wreaths, with only 60 trees remaining.

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Trump Talk Undermines U.S. Reputation

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Most people know the 2018 Winter Olympics will soon begin. Few will know the difference between the two men’s 1500-meter speed skating gold medals.

Who cares? What’s important is what country wins medals and who wins the most. That’s one number many people will know.

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LETTERS

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

Investing in the Future

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Puppy Love

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY DAVID TREADWELL

Phinn. Levon. Beckett. Bean. Annie. Liam. Mable.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
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LePage says feds block a ban on food stamps for junk food

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the Trump administration is blocking his latest effort to prevent the use of food stamps to purchase soda and candy.

LePage spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture informed Maine of the news this week in a phone call.

The governor plans to revise and resubmit his request.

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Maine Catholics to change some practices in response to flu

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

PORTLAND (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy.

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Judge: Blood test improperly obtained from lobster captain

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a blood test that showed a lobster boat captain ingested marijuana and oxycodone will be inadmissible as evidence at his manslaughter trial.

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Father-daughter ball in Brunswick is Feb. 10

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department is inviting all Brunswick-area fathers and their daughters (grades 1-6, or 12 or to age 12) to a valentine's ball, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Harriet Beecher Stowe gymnasium.

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Free tax prep help is now available

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

BATH — Midcoast CA$H is a member of CA$H Maine and is one of over 12,000 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs across the country that the IRS relies on to help people file their taxes every year, completely free of charge. In 2017, IRS certified volunteers helped more than 300 individuals in the Midcoast qualify for and keep 100 percent of their refunds.

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Nonprofit bookstore to reopen in February

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

BRUNSWICK — Construction delays on the building at 11 Pleasant St. in Brunswick means Twice-Told Tales, a nonprofit business operated by the Friends of Curtis Library, will not reopen or accept new donations until next month. Patrons should look for updates in their email, on Facebook, at the library, posted on the door of the store and through the Curtis Memorial Library website.

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Early Blur

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY ALDEN CHENEY

I’ve been watching the current political divide. The population seems to be divided roughly into thirds. One group is avidly behind the President, his policies and his actions. Another group is diametrically opposed, opposed and repulsed at every turn. The rest … who knows?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

America is woven of many strands. I would

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
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Maine sees fewer opioid prescription claims under law

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

A report released this month shows doctors in Maine are writing fewer opioid painkiller prescriptions in a state that rolled out one of the nation's toughest prescription monitoring laws.

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STUDENT NOTES

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23

HUSSON UNIVERSITY

Students from the following local communities have been recognized for academic performance at Husson University for the fall 2017 semester

President's List

Bowdoin: Hannah R. Hauser

Brunswick: Lauren J. Grocholl, Dasol J. Kim of Brunswick,

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Maine out of running for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
The Associated Press

BRUNSWICK

Neither of Maine's long-shot bids to lure Amazon to the Pine Tree State has made the cut.

Seattle-based Amazon on Thursday named 20 cities that are still in consideration for a second headquarters. Proposals in Brunswick and Scarborough were not on the list.

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Negotiations unlikely for Topsham to provide Bowdoinham with EMS

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Topsham selectmen opted not to enter into negotiations with Bowdoinham for EMS services, but did not completely rule out future discussions.

The board made it clear on Thursday that negotiations for service in the next fiscal year are very unlikely.

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