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  • Where in the world is Col. Ezekiel Cushing (buried)? South Portland, most likely

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Long before there was Bug Light Park, or even the city of South Portland, there was a prominent colonial man who dominated local history: Col. Ezekiel Cushing.  What is now Bug Light Park once hosted Cushing's prosperous West Indian trade center and home. T...

  • Brunswick to create 6 affordable apartments

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Housing Authority intends to add six apartments of affordable housing on Spring Street, after receiving a nearly half-million-dollar grant to purchase the property.  Executive Director John Hodge on Monday thanked the Town Council for sponsoring th...

  • Brunswick council questions spot zoning request

    BRUNSWICK — Plans to build a "high-end" self-storage facility on Old Bath Road may be in jeopardy after town councilors Monday tabled a decision on rezoning the property.  Councilors intend to see how the site will be affected by changes proposed to the town's zoning bounda...

  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...

  • Bath planners OK apartments at former hospital

    BATH — Fifteen residences will be developed at a former hospital at 9 Park St., after the project received unanimous subdivision and site plan approvals Tuesday from the Planning Board. The city purchased the property more than a decade ago as the Mid Coast Center for Higher Educatio...

  • Asian market, taqueria add diversity to Scarborough food options

    SCARBOROUGH — The owners of a new business hope Chinese broccoli, Korean barbecue and Cambodian stir fry will become a part of everyday shopping trips to Oak Hill. Khiev's Oriental Market, a specialty Asian grocery store with fresh produce and diverse cultural cuisine, is schedu...

  • Record-breaking Tri for a Cure in South Portland

    Tricia Pirone of Scarborough enjoys the cheers from volunteers and specatators as she bikes along the course of the seventh annual Tri for a Cure on Sunday, July 20, in South Portland. More than 1,400 people participated in Maine's largest women's-only triathlon, which raised more than $1.38 million...

  • Peace Fair returns to Brunswick mall

    BRUNSWICK — A full day of events is planned for the 10th annual Peace Fair Aug. 2 starting at 10 a.m. on the Town Mall.  Activities will include games, performances, and a musical tribute to the late folk musician Pete Seeger.  The fair is sponsored by Greater B...

  • Freeport panel has questions about proposed plastic bag ban

    FREEPORT — A town committee wants more information before its starts considering an ordinance that would ban plastic shopping bags. Members agreed, however, that there are three possible scenarios to consider: a plastic bag ban, a bag tax like

  • Deadline nears for completion of deal to conserve part of island off Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Proponents must raise nearly $200,000 over the next three weeks to purchase a 15-acre portion of Clapboard Island for public use and keep it from going back on the open market, a trust representative said Tuesday. Despite the sizable sum, there's optimism among offici...