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  • Habitat in Harpswell

    Volunteer Tim Mellen of Woolwich checks his tape measure as young people from Camp Walt Whitman in Piermont, N.H., look on during last weekend's Blitz Build at the Habitat for Humanity home site in Harpswell.

  • Brunswick Downtown Association hopes full-time director will increase group's effectiveness

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association, a non-profit group geared toward supporting local businesses, announced the hiring of a new executive director this week.  Greg Farr, who moved to Brunswick in January, but who has previous ties to Maine, was selected from a field o...

  • No-cost transfers of Brunswick Naval Air Station property now in hands of congressional leaders, Obama

    BRUNSWICK — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe joined 12 other senators in urging President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to add a provision in the Defense Authorization Act that could help speed the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposal by th...

  • SEDCO returns to its roots

    SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. recently moved back to 29 Black Point Road. The building, also occupied by Gawron Turgeon Architects, was first home to SEDCO several years ago. SEDCO is the economic development office for the town. It was initiated to suppo...

  • Pine Point land swap once again on Scarborough council agenda

    SCARBOROUGH — Opponents of a land swap between the town and owners of a Pine Point motel will have one more chance next week to persuade town councilors to reject the deal. The swap would give the town access to a small parcel of donated property to create a public turn-around for...

  • Scarborough design requirements could dash Marden's hopes for former Wal-Mart building

    SCARBOROUGH — Marden's Surplus & Salvage is eyeing the former Wal-Mart building on Payne Road in Scarborough for its newest store, Marden's General Manager Paul LePage said this week. But the popular Maine retailer may have a tough sell with the Planning Board. Con... 4

  • South Portland library employees OK contract; next stop, City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The library's first union labor contract will be presented to the City Council for approval on Monday, Aug. 17, after three years of negotiations between the city and library workers. Library employees approved the agreement last week, according to union President Tom Werley...

  • Developer seeks TIF from Scarborough to redevelop Konica building on Route 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A developer who is trying to renovate the former Konica Minolta building plans to request tax increment financing for the project. On Monday, Robert Gaudreau received conditional site plan approval from the Planning Board on his design for redeveloping the 60,000-squ...

  • Cape Elizabeth teen to sing anthem for Red Sox Nation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When Hannah Kramer's grandfather takes his season seat at Fenway Park on Aug. 23, he'll witness more than just a Red Sox -Yankees game. Kramer will kick off the night singing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" for a crowd of more than 35,000, which won't include...

  • Bath Water District criticizes restrictions in Comp Plan update

    BATH — An aspect of a proposed update to the city's Comprehensive Plan concerning the extension of public water and sewer lines stirred mixed emotions during a workshop at City Hall Wednesday evening. The update to the 1997 plan, which the City Council must ultimately approve, ...