All posts by Alex Lear

  • SAD 75, Brunswick eye special ed collaboration

    TOPSHAM — The special education directors of School Administrative District 75 and Brunswick want to combine their programs by 2013. The collective would comprise one set...

  • Bath considers skatepark alternatives

    BATH — One of the city’s social hubs for young people faces a variety of fates, including renovation or construction of a new building. City Manager...

  • SAD 75: State policy threatens student privacy

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors is criticizing a requirement to report incidences of prohibited student behavior to the state. Directors said...

  • Topsham

    Topsham Arrests 3/27 at 12:18 a.m. Richard Parsons, 37, was arrested by Sgt. Fred Dunn on a charge of operating after license revocation. 3/24 at...

  • Bath

    Arrests 3/29 at 11:43 a.m. Jennifer Seamans, 28, of High Street, was arrested by Cpl. Marc Brunelle on a charge of operating under the influence....

  • Sewall attorney says company could recover in 6-12 months

    BATH — An attorney for M.W. Sewall & Co. this week said the company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 27, could be...

  • Chopping along

    A Coast Guard cutter breaks ice on the Kennebec River below The Chops in Woolwich on Monday. The operation is intended to minimize flooding as...

  • RSU 1 voters approve Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Voters across the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 rallied overwhelmingly Wednesday behind the proposal to build a new Woolwich Central School. Superintendent...

  • Bath

    Arrests 3/21 at 11:31 a.m. Michael McGovern, 43, of Washington Street, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on a warrant. 3/18 at 1:20 a.m. Matthew...

  • Hunt for Topsham elder ends with 104-year-old

    TOPSHAM — Ruth Mann was 5 years old when Boston Post Canes were first distributed to New England communities. That was in 1909. Now 104 years...

  • Posted roads generate Topsham discussion

    TOPSHAM — With the frost disappearing and the roads softening, the Board of Selectmen unanimously authorized Public Works Director Rob Pontau to post several roads in...

  • SAD 75 officials outline reorganization strategy

    TOPSHAM — Student enrollment in School Administrative District 75 dropped from 3,440 in 2000 to 2,842 last year, and the downward trend is expected to continue...

  • Maine Maritime Museum crosses the line

    BATH — Maine Maritime Museum is known in part for the nautical-related relics it displays, but never before has it showcased such characters as Neptune, Amphitrite...

  • Topsham

    Arrests 3/22 at 6:23 p.m. Limuel Hunter III, 37, of Portland, was arrested by Sgt. Fred Dunn on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/20...

  • BIW union members face investigation

    BATH — Suspended officers of Bath Iron Works’ largest union, Local S6, faced a preliminary inquiry on Wednesday and Thursday to determine whether there is sufficient...

  • 'Jubilee' comes at critical time for Bath arts center

    BATH — The fifth Hot Chocolate Jubilee fundraiser next week comes at a crucial time for the financially strapped Chocolate Church Arts Center, where the impending...

  • Sept. is now goal for Topsham natural areas plan

    TOPSHAM — Although the town’s natural areas draft report and plan was scheduled to go to voters at Town Meeting in May, further revision of the...

  • RSU officials make case for new school

    BATH — Attendance was light Wednesday evening at the final public hearing on plans for a new Woolwich Central School, leading some advocates of the project...

  • Council approves $705K in bids for sidewalk work

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday approved bids totaling nearly $705,000 for work to be done on the Washington Street sidewalk. Lowest bidder Pratt &...

  • Bath 'March Madness' starts March 13

    BATH — Toss aside those dead-of-winter blues, because March Madness is overtaking the City of Ships next weekend and heralding the approach of spring. The celebration,...