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8 lenders that aren’t serving people of color for home loans

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY AARON GLANTZ, EMMANUEL MARTINEZ and JENNIFER GOLLAN

REVEAL

A cross America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative

Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. But among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some banks stood out for particularly extreme practices.

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Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY ALAN FRAM and KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

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Oxfam chief: Sex-abuse claims a ‘stain’ on the organization

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

LONDON (AP) — Reports that Oxfam staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are “a stain” that shames the charity, the organization’s chief said in an interview broadcast today.

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Rotary Fights Polio

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY ROBERT GUERETTE Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso

The Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso is battling Polio around the world to help eradicate the wild polio virus from the earth. Rotary International’s pledge to eradicate polio has a long history, going back to 1979. All Rotary clubs around the world participate in the challenge through the fundraising efforts of Rotary’s PolioPlus.

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Why Security Measures Won’t Stop School Shootings

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY BRYAN WARNICK Ohio State University / The Conversation

When deadly school shootings like the one that took place on Valentine’s Day in Broward County, Florida occur, often they are followed by calls for more stringent security measures.

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Winter in Baxter State Park

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

The most exciting and challenging winter mountaineering in Maine can be found in Baxter State Park. Baxter and Hamlin Peaks on the Mount Katahdin massif are the two highest points in the state. Imposing Knife Edge connects Baxter and Pamola Peaks. Arguably the state’s most exceptional ice climbing and backcountry skiing are found in the Chimney Pond area.

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Imagining the Universe

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY DAVID TREADWELL

Imagine a nine-year old girl lying on her back and looking up at the stars and dreaming of being an astronaut one day so she could have an up close look at the universe to better understand where we came from and why we are here.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
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The Model of an American President

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Most of the assets of the man reputed to be the wealthiest American president were in real estate, like those of one of his successors.

Unlike that successor, he was moderate in speech and open to all views before deciding. He set a model for his country. On Monday, we celebrate George Washington’s official birthday.

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‘Run’: A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida school

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH The Associated Press

PARKLAND, Fla.

Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz and knew he was a former student, a troubled kid. He radioed a coworker, and within a minute heard gunshots.

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Trump to tackle mental health, school safety — but not guns

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY CATHERINE LUCEY The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Declaring the nation united and grieving with “one heavy heart,” President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and “the difficult issue of mental health” in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of gun violence.

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LETTERS

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

FEMA Reimbursement

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

There are two ways to slice easily through

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Paper mill plans to restart idled machine, hire 120

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

AUGUSTA (AP) — A paper company says it plans to restart a machine whose shutdown left 120 workers with a job.

The Bangor Daily News reports Verso. Corp. announced Thursday it will upgrade its pulp line and paper machine thanks in part to a state grant.

The company shut down the machine as demand fell for the coated paper used in glossy magazines it produced.

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STUDENT NOTES

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

Phoebe Colvin Oehmig of Brunswick was named a College Schoalr for the fall 2017 academic year at Middlebury College

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY

Joshua Horne of Topsham was named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for fall 2017

ITHACA COLLEGE

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Police: Brunswick man charged with assaulting officer

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Police say a Brunswick man was arrested Monday evening after allegedly assaulting an officer.

Brunswick police were called to a disturbance Monday at 5:44 p.m. at Tedford Housing’s adult shelter on Cumberland Street.

Police arrested Gilles Allen Poulin, 38, and charged him with two counts of assault on an officer, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

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Love Your Library in Topsham

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

TOPSHAM — Love Your Library Day is Saturday from 10–11:30 a.m. at Topsham Public Library. Doughnuts and and Wicked Joe coffee will be served. There will also be free raffles, crafts, and opportunities to learn more about the Topsham Public Library. This event is a chance to thank patrons and donors who are make Topsham Public Library a community center for all ages.

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Georgetown nomination papers available March 5

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

GEORGETOWN — Nomination papers for those wishing to run for an elected town office in Georgetown will be available on March 5 at the Town Office. The papers must be returned by 5 p.m. on April 13 with a minimum of 25 and no more than 100 signatures. The municipal election will be June 12.

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Georgetown Dems to caucus

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Democratic Caucus will begin at 5 p.m. March 4 at Georgetown Central

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Critics: Maine slow to expand opioid care for uninsured

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

Five uninsured Mainers benefited last year from a multi-million-dollar plan that was supposed to help combat the opioid crisis by expanding treatment to as many as 400 individuals with or without insurance.

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