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More riders for Maine- Nova Scotia ferry despite engine issue

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

PORTLAND (AP) — The ferry between Portland and Nova Scotia carried more passengers in 2017 than it did the year before, but an engine problem put a damper on what was expected to be an even bigger spike.

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Phippsburg fisherman’s device puts a little ‘life’ in dead fish

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — A Maine fisherman says it was a slow day on the water when he started to wonder if there was a way to bring a little life back to the dead fish he was using as bait.

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Much-needed rain on tap in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

(AP) The National Weather Service says much-needed rain that's on the way will help to reduce the fire danger across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Meteorologist Eric Schwibs in Gray, Maine, says the rain will begin on Tuesday and up to 3 inches could fall before it ends by Thursday morning.

That will help with a spate of wildfires across the region.

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Horse camp may close due to zoning dispute with Portland

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

PORTLAND (AP) — An ongoing neighborhood feud in a Maine city threatens to close a nearly two decades-old camp for rescue horses.

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State police asking for help identifying man in 1990 death

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

BAR HARBOR (AP) — State police are asking for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found floating off Maine's coast 27 years ago.

Authorities say the body was found 8 miles south of Schoodic Point by a boater in August 1990. They say efforts to identify the man over near three decades have proven unsuccessful.

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Regulators take final comments on key forage fish plan

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

Interstate fishing regulators are about to close the public comment period on potential changes to the way they regulate a fish that serves as a key piece of the ocean food chain.

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6 generations help 103-year-old celebrate birthday

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine woman is turning 103 and she got to celebrate with her family — all six generations of it.

Irene Chouinard, of Lewiston, turned 103 on Monday. She has six children, 25 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-greatgrandson.

The Sun Journal reports that nearly 100 of them gathered

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Brunswick students walk to school for health and wellness

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

In an effort to install a culture of health and fitness for Brunswick youth, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Coffin elementary schools students are walking and biking to class one day each month. That’s part of a 10-year tradition.

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Brunswick man charged with assault

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A Brunswick man was charged with domestic violence aggravated assault Saturday night, after a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Bath Road.

Daniel Ewing, 22, of Brunswick was charged with the Class B felony of domestic violence aggravated assault and well as obstructing the report of a crime, a Class D misdemeanor.

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Boy, 14, charged with threatening

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
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BATH

Bath police charged a 14- year-old boy with criminal threatening after he allegedly threatened people outside the Bath Area YMCA with what turned out to be a BB gun.

Police responded to the YMCA for a report of a male with a handgun threatening people. The YMCA went into lockdown, according to Bath Police Lt. Robert Savary.

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Brunswick man is charged with OUI after truck crashes

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

A Brunswick man was arrested after the truck he was driving crashed along Adams Road late Wednesday night.

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Poliquin focuses on helping veterans

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY STEVE COLLINS Sun Journal

LEWISTON

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin said Thursday he intends to push a measure aimed at making it possible for more nursing homes to treat veterans without facing as much bureaucratic rigmarole.

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Georgetown students get free pumpkins, thanks to fire dept.

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

GEORGETOWN

As school was letting out Friday at Georgetown Central School, students were excited to collect their very own pumpkin before boarding the bus.

“Regardless of people’s resources, children should have pumpkins,” said Rich Donaldson of the Georgetown Fire Department. “This just makes sure that every child in town has a pumpkin.

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Lisbon town office will open on Fridays again

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

LISBON

After being closed Fridays since 2014, the Lisbon town office will go back to regular hours Monday through Friday starting in December.

The decision was made during a Lisbon Town Council meeting last week.

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Brunswick talk to promote public art

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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Vitelli bill addresses indecent exposure

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Following an incident this summer where a man allegedly exposed himself to a 13- year-old in Bath, state Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, has submitted a bill to increase the penalties for that type of crime.

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Spirit on display in Freeport

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
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Lawmakers ponder pot, vote system

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:51
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Maine lawmakers returned to Augusta and took steps to decide the future of two voter-approved laws, one that legalized recreational marijuana and the other that created a first-of-its-kind ranked voting system for political candidates.

Lawmakers on Monday voted to rewrite the state’s recreational marijuana law and delay a new voting system.

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Bath police charge teen with criminal threatening after incident at YMCA

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:47
The Times Record

BATH

Bath police charged a 14-year-old boy with criminal threatening after he allegedly threatened people outside the Bath Area YMCA with what turned out to be a BB gun.

Police responded to the YMCA on Centre Street for a report of a male with a handgun threatening people. The YMCA went into lockdown, according to Bath Police Lt. Robert Savary.

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Mt. Ararat football downs Hampden

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:19
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TOPSHAM

The Mt. Ararat High School football team more than doubled its season scoring total in rolling to a 40-0 victory over Hampden Academy on Friday in the regular season finale for both teams.

Hunter Lohr gave the Eagles a quick 7-0 lead, taking a handoff and scampering 70 yards for a touchdown.

Garrett Moody tacked on the point-after kick for a 7-0 lead.

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