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Harpswell photojournalist Robert Freson, with queens and presidents as subjects, seeks home for life's work


Robert Freson, a Belgium-born photojournalist who now lives on Bailey Island, is seeking a future home for his collection. Some of his subjects include President Dwight D. Eisenhower and actress Sophi [...]

Doing what comes naturally at Portland citizenship ceremony


Eighty people, including the mother of 15-month-old Hela Fabbar, became U.S. citizens Friday, April 18, in a ceremony at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. It was the fourth time a naturalization [...]

Unsung Hero: Jo Dill, championing senior athletes


SCARBOROUGH — Jo Dill grew up in Kennebunkport in the late 1950s and early '60s, a time when most girls didn’t play sports. But Dill wasn’t “most girls.” “There wer [...]

Let the games begin: Retro arcade debuts in South Portland


SOUTH PORTLAND — Gamers rejoice: after months of anticipation, the retro-style Portland Arcade will officially open at 22 Cottage Road on Saturday, April 26. [...]

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  • Bath Route 1 viaduct reconstruction set for 2015-'16

    BATH — Reconstruction of the viaduct that carries Route 1 traffic over the heart of the city will cost $14 million, could take about four months, and will be complete early in 2016, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. DOT is looking to advertise for a contractor in t...

  • South Portland adds 6 months to tar sands moratorium

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday extended a moratorium on tar sands and approved a transfer of $15,000 additional funds to the city property tax assistance program. Councilors also authorized a $10,000 business loan for a start-up consignment shop in the Mill Creek...

  • Bath council OKs sale of Huse School

    BATH — A longtime city-owned property is likely going back on the tax rolls. In a meeting Wednesday that ran about 10 minutes, the City Council unanimously approved the $145,000 sale of the John E.L. Huse Memorial School, which the Regional School Unit 1

  • Brunswick budget, tax hike whittled, but work remains

    BRUNSWICK — Like stubborn patches of snow that are slowly receding, a projected increase in the town's 2015 property tax rate may also be shrinking. Or so town officials hope. Interim Town Manager John Eldridge has been working to whittle down budget requests from town departm...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Topsham stage repair drive halfway to fundraising goal

    TOPSHAM — A fundraising campaign for a new stage surface at the Orion Performing Arts Center is about halfway to its goal. When Mt. Ararat Middle School – the center's 66 Republic Drive home – was built in 2001, the stage was designed to be more shallow than what became t...

  • Loser of Brunswick inn naming rights becomes The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern

    BRUNSWICK — The Inn at Brunswick Station will soon become The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The change comes after a February ruling by a federal court that the original name was too similar to that of The Brunswick Inn, which is only a few hundred yards away. “I think it&...

  • Bath Iron Works nets $57M in new contracts

    BATH — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Bath Iron Works two contracts totaling about $57 million, according to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. One $28.7 million contract funds fleet maintenance work. The other, for the same amount, funds engineering and design work on the Littora...

  • Route 1 overhaul to begin next month in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A long-planned, $12.3 million construction project that will change the face of the U.S. Route 1 business district will begin the week of May 5. The Route One Infrastructure Plan was the subject of a short presentation to the Town Council on Wednesday, April 16. The counci...

  • North Yarmouth Academy head stepping down

    YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy's top administrator, Brad Choyt, will resign at the end of the school year. Choyt, who has served as NYA head of school since 2011, will step down June 30. In an interview Tuesday he would not disclose the reason for his resignation. The NYA B...