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Police: 15-year-old made school shooting threats on Snapchat

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A 15-year-old Maine high school student accused of posting a message about “shooting up” his school on Snapchat has been arrested.

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Lawmakers need more votes to fund prison over governor veto

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58

AUGUSTA (AP) — A round of votes shows Maine lawmakers will need more support to ensure funding for a minimum security prison that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has pushed to close.

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
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Topsham shaping its water safety ordinance

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Topsham isn’t moving forward with a proposed water safety zone ordinance just yet.

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Police: Richmond man fatally shoots self during arrest

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

RICHMOND

State police say a Richmond man who was about to be arrested shot and killed himself Thursday afternoon at a home on Alexander Reed Road.

Dead is Jesse James Melanson, 33, of Alexander Reed Road.

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Wiscasset rejects traffic settlement

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

WISCASSET

Town officials say they rejected a settlement with the Maine Department of Transportation over a traffic project because Gov. Paul LePage changed a key agreement.

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Grant program open to help disadvantaged Mainers

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
The Times Record

FREEPORT

The 2018 Direct Services Grant Program is now open to non-profit organizations working to provide supports and services to economically disadvantaged people in Maine.

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Richmond Health Center is Let’s Go! Site of Distinction

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
The Times Record

RICHMOND

Richmond Area Health Center has been recognized as a Let’s Go! Site of Distinction. 5210 Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that helps create healthier communities, reaching children and their families wherever they live, learn, work, and play to promote improved nutrition and increased physical activity.

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Driver who was trapped in car for 10 hours now faces charges

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

HARPSWELL

Police in Maine say the driver who crashed into an empty house and was stuck inside his car for nearly 10 hours will now face charges.

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Lisbon water rate is increasing by 10, 31%

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY CHRIS QUATTRUCCI Times Record Staff

LISBON

Water rates are going up in Lisbon — but a public hearing Thursday didn’t generate much participation.

The Lisbon Water Commission discussed the new rates — which go into effect April 1 and will generate a 25-percent revenue increase for the water department — at the hearing.

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Little Free Libraries foster neighborhood connections

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

WOOLWICH

Libraries have long been more than just a collection of books — they have become places that bring communities together.

Now, even without librarians, internet access, library cards or late fees, Little Free Libraries are bringing neighborhoods and small communities closer in new ways.

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Rail agency nears decision on Downeaster expansion

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

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HARMONY IN HARPSWELL

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58
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Mt. Ararat threats investigated

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

TOPSHAM

A day after a shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school, Topsham police and school officials investigated reported threats of violence at Mt. Ararat High School.

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Woodside evacuated after threat

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:36
Darcie Moore Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

A threat was received at Woodside Elementary School in Topsham has prompted an evacuation and the rerouting of buses  this morning.

Students are being picked up by parents at Mt. Ararat Middle School.

The decision was made not to allow students off the arriving school buses Friday morning.

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Facebook’s ‘fixes’

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:44
BY BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK

To Mark Zuckerberg, fixing Facebook means many things — protecting users from abuse, preventing elections meddling from malicious actors, weeding out fake news and “making sure time spent on Facebook is well spent.”

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Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:44
BY MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer

It’s been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. That’s long enough to start asking: Was the $27 billion deal worth it?

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Meet Billy Barr

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:44
BY JASON BLEVINS The Denver Post

DENVER

He didn’t mean for it to happen this way. He simply wanted to be alone.

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THURSDAY EVENING ON TELEVISION

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:44
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Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:44
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