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  • South Portland honors Long Creek air crash victims

    At the dedication of the Long Creek Air Memorial in South Portland on Sunday, July 11, Vina Hannan Sawyer rings a bell in memory of James and Nancy Little, two children she tried to save while she herself was badly burned in the worst air disaster in Maine history. The granite memorial commemorat...

  • Brunswick police promote Ridlon, Hansen

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department promoted two officers last week. Todd Ridlon, 39, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, while Paul Hansen, 31, was promoted to sergeant. Ridlon was hired in July 1998 and promoted to sergeant in 2006. He previously worked for the Bath Poli...

  • Brunswick road race to benefit Cathance alliance

    BRUNSWICK — The third Run for the Sun 5K road race will be held downtown at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 24. The race starts and ends on the Brunswick Town Mall. The race benefits the Cathance River Education Alliance, a nonprofit organization that manages the Cathance River Preserve i...

  • Workers sought to complete Whiskeag Trail in Bath

    BATH — Volunteers are sought to help complete the Whiskeag Trail, a five-mile corridor linking the Bath Area Family YMCA to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Thorne Head Preserve. Work days, planned for July 20-22, will consist of building bog bridges and water bars, rerou...

  • Scarborough wins grant to hire 4 firefighters

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will be able to hire new firefighters after winning a grant of more than $448,000 from the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. The grant will pay the full salary and benefits for four firefighter/EMTs for the first two ...

  • Scarborough residents unimpressed with plan to bypass Running Hill Road

    SCARBOROUGH — A new proposal to deal with traffic problems on Running Hill Road was poorly received at a public meeting attended by approximately 40 people on July 13. The plan would create a road between Route 114 and Spring Street, using the eastern end of the existing Running Hill...

  • Cape Elizabeth council weighs pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council wants more data before deciding whether the town should adopt a pay-per-bag trash disposal program. The council and Recycling Committee met in a workshop Monday, July 12, to discuss the proposal. The program, which the town is calling "pay-per...

  • Review of high school renovation proposal begins in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An independent review is underway of a plan to rebuild South Portland High School. City Manager Jim Gailey said Harriman Associates, the architecture firm that has been working on a high school plan for several years, is in the process of turning over the necessary d...

  • Falmouth committee works on new Comprehensive Plan

    FALMOUTH — The Long Range Planning Committee has begun discussions on what will become the town's new Comprehensive Plan. The last Comp Plan was approved by voters in 2000. "A comprehensive plan helps the town determine land use regulations it wants to have," said Theo Holtwij...

  • Bath public works projects tackle water, traffic problems

    BATH — The city is addressing traffic, water and sewer problems this summer with new pipelines along Central Avenue and Centre Street, and construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Congress Avenue and State Road. A public information meeting on the Hyde Park Pump Stati...