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  • Independence moment in Bath

    Pam Payeur, executive director of the nonprofit Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, reacts to the Heritage Days Parade on July Fourth from her vantage point on a Bath City Hall balcony.

  • Tepler gets Democrats' nod in Topsham House race

    TOPSHAM — Denise Tepler, who has twice run unsuccessfully to represent Topsham in the state House of Representatives, was picked to run again Tuesday in a local Democratic caucus. Tepler will replace first-term state Rep. Andrew Mason, D-Topsham, on the November ballot in House Distr...

  • Brunswick council OKs school air quality bond, appoints landfill panel

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors on Monday unanimously approved borrowing $454,000 to complete renovation of the heating and ventilation systems at Brunswick Junior High School. The council also approved a zoning ordinance that loosens restrictions on political signs, and appointed a...

  • Bath council honors retired fire chief

    BATH — The City Council issued a proclamation July 2 in honor of former Fire Chief Steve Hinds, who retired in April. "(I)t was a privilege to serve the folks in B...

  • Young thespians want Bath audience to get 'The Point'

    BATH — You don't have to have a point, to have a point. That's the point of "The Point," which the Midcoast Youth Theater performs at the Chocolate Church Arts Center through Saturday, July 12. The show is based on a 1971 animated film that includes the voices of Dustin Hoffma...

  • Home births a focus of new Yarmouth practice

    YARMOUTH — Hospitals don't appeal to everyone. They didn't appeal to Tiffany Carter Skillings. Skillings and partner Josie Skavdahl have founded Tree of Life Naturopathic and Midwifery Care, after realizin...

  • Freeport program seeds next generation of Maine dairy farmers

    FREEPORT — With the number of dairy farmers in Maine decreasing and the national demand for organic dairy rising, Wolfe's Neck Farm has entered a partnership with Stonyfield to craft a solution. The 626-acre farm was awarded a three-year grant of nearly $1.7 million by Stonyfield, th...

  • Yarmouth, Maine, to Guatemala: 1 woman, 1 kayak, 1 year

    YARMOUTH — Nuts. Crazy. Unusual. These are words people use to describe Deb Walters. Another word they use? Inspiring. The 63-year-old grandmother will embark from Yarmouth on Friday on a year-long solo kayak trip to Guatemala. That's right. Guatemala. In Central...

  • Years on Chebeague Island inspire writer's debut novel

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — When Linda Watkins decided to act on her dream of penning a novel, she took to heart that age-old adage: write what you know. At the time, she was living in a 100-year-old house on a hill on Chebeague Island, a place she'd been visiting since her childhood. ...

  • Casco Bay Lines directors give themselves free rides

    PORTLAND — Citing a desire to attract more candidates for seats on the board, Casco Bay Lines directors have voted to give themselves free ferry passage after the November elections. The unanimous board decision came June 26 and is the first time the volunteer directors have extended...