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  • Habitat for Humanity launches Topsham 'ReStore' Nov. 1

    TOPSHAM — After seven years in Bath, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine will celebrate the move to its new Topsham location with a grand opening gala this weekend. The celebration, which will include food, drinks and deals, will be held at Habitat's 126 Main St. headquarters Satur...

  • Habitat for Humanity launches Topsham 'ReStore' Nov. 1

    TOPSHAM — After seven years in Bath, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine will celebrate the move to its new Topsham location with a grand opening gala this weekend. The celebration, which will include food, drinks and deals, will be held at Habitat's 126 Main St. headquarters Satur...

  • Harpswell considers slew of ordinance changes

    HARPSWELL — The Planning Board is asking for citizens' input on 10 ordinance amendments under consideration for next year's Town Meeting warrant. The proposed ordinance changes range widely in scope, from a revision of the town's definition of structures to a town-wide ban on pe...

  • Harpswell charter school thrives in its sophomore year

    HARPSWELL — Now in its second year, Harpswell Coastal Academy has doubled its students and staff, added two new grades and broadened programming and long-term projects in its classrooms. That's a lot of transition for the fledgling charter school, and Headmaster John D'Anieri admits ...

  • Bath Police K9 team nets state award

    BATH — Cpl. Michelle Small, a police officer with the city for 13 years, and her K9 dog Sampson were named the Maine State Grange Community Service's outstanding K9 team of the year at a ceremony in Skowhegan Oct. 16. "I was quite surprised to receive the award," Small said Oct. 23 i...

  • Brunswick council OKs Eldridge contract, but vacation-time concerns linger

    BRUNSWICK — As John Eldridge officially takes the reins as Brunswick's new chief executive, he intends to tighten up management practices that have allowed employees to accrue, and be paid for, vacation time over what is allowed by town regulations.  Concern over the substa...

  • United Way seeks funding partnerships

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is seeking new funding partnerships with local nonprofit organizations that work to improve people’s lives through education, health and financial stability. "United Way is committed to positively improving local people's lives and strengthe...

  • Brunswick woman sentenced for embezzling $365K

    PORTLAND — A Brunswick woman will serve 20 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $300,000 while employed as an accountant at Coastal Enterprises Inc. Stacey A. Backman, 41, who pleaded guilty in June to federal program and tax fraud, was sentenced Tuesday morning in ...

  • Park Avenue closed for Obama visit

    PORTLAND — Park Avenue will be closed between Deering Avenue and St. John Street from 3-8 p.m. Thursday as President Barack Obama visits Portland, city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Wednesday. Obama will speak at a campaign rally for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic gub...

  • On Halloween, Bath student actors sink their teeth into 'Dracula'

    BATH — Just in time for Halloween, Morse High School's drama group hits the stage this weekend with a chilling adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, "Dracula." The show opens at Montgomery Theatre at the school, 826 High St., at 8 p.m. both Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, ...