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  • Drinking water concerns prompt Harpswell to seek additional road salt tracking

    HARPSWELL — Over the past eight winters, road-clearing crews have dropped an average of 11,200 tons of salt on Harpswell roads. That's about 1,400 tons each year. That's a lot of salt. Town officials worry it might be too much for Harpswell, especially since most residents ...

  • BIW's latest ship named for self-sacrificing Marine

    BATH — The christening of DDG 109 on Saturday reflected two emotional experiences: pride and joy from the family and friends of Cpl. Jason Dunham as the new ship was delivered by Bath Iron Works in his name, and sadness that the sacrifice for which the young man was being honored was one that ... 1

  • I-295 north in Topsham reopens

    TOPSHAM — A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 295 North from Topsham to Gardiner reopened on Monday afternoon, 20 days ahead of schedule following a major road rehabilitation project. The seven-week project, handled by Pike Industries for the Maine Department of Transportation, compr...

  • Bath theater director to step down after next show

    BATH — Four years after he co-created the Lanyard Theatre Company, Kevin O'Leary is stepping down from the role of artistic director. A teacher of English and drama at Morse High School in Bath, the Portland resident intends to hold the reins to Lanyard through the performance of Li...

  • Brunswick council adopts cell tower changes, closes in on urban chickens ordinance

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday approved a change that will allow taller wireless communications towers in industrial zones.  The council also voted to revamp a change to the town's animal ordinance that could make it possible for in-town residents to keep urban chickens for ...

  • Amid probes by developers, Harpswell awaits specific proposals for Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — With the master plan for the 119-acre Mitchell Field still nearly two years from its full implementation, the town is preparing for the likelihood that businesses inquiries will increase at the former U.S. Navy fuel depot. The prospect of economic development opportuni...

  • Bath Planning Board recommends comprehensive plan changes to council

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday approved two language changes in the city's comprehensive plan update which pertain to the extension of public water and sewer lines. The board will bring those changes before the City Council during a workshop Wednesday, Aug. 12, and the coun...

  • Council establishes Bath Recognition Committee

    BATH — While it often receives requests to honor people – living and dead – as well as businesses, groups and other entities, the city didn't have a way to process those requests and decide which merit recognition. That is, until Wednesday night. The council voted duri...

  • Freeport Historical Society to offer walking tours

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society will offer a guided, 45-minute walking tour of the downtown area including architectural and residential history. Tours are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, at noon; Thursday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.; Thursday, Aug. 20, at 1...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls hold weekly open house

    FREEPORT — The Coastal Studies for Girls staff will hold a series of open houses on Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. through September. The public is invited to attend any of the sessions, and will have an opportunity to learn about the nation's first residential science and ...