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  • Popular Brunswick eatery expanding, but not everyone is happy

    BRUNSWICK — Owners Becky and Dave Shepherd were thrilled when they were offered a lease that would allow them to expand Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe at the Tontine Mall. The Shepherds had been eyeing expansion of the 19-year-old eatery for years. They even considered moving to the old...

  • Topsham doctor faces child porn charges

    TOPSHAM — A doctor faces child pornography charges after being arrested at his Congress Circle home Tuesday. Dr. David A. York, 59, a physician with Concentra Medical Centers in Augusta and Lewiston, is charged with five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of chi...

  • Proposed Freeport budget holds the line on taxes; dispatch consolidation still an option

    FREEPORT — About 50 town employees filled Town Council Chambers Tuesday night to hear councilors discuss the 2011 budget. Previously faced with a $366,000 budget gap, Town Manager Dale Olmstead suggested personnel reductions, service cuts and dispatch consolidation as a way to fill ...

  • Proposed Falmouth budget calls for cuts in staff, teachers; Flyer gets 1 more year

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. to hear comments from the public on the proposed school and municipal budgets. Despite decreases in state subsidies and revenue sources, neither the municipal nor school budgets call for an increas...

  • Falmouth 2nd in state drama finals; Yarmouth 4th

    ROCKPORT — Falmouth High School finished second in the Class A state One-Act Festival last weekend with a performance of "The Thirteen Clocks," by James Thurber. Skowhegan was the winner at Camden Hills Regional High School and will represent Maine in the Class A division at the New Engl...

  • Route 1 bridge will not be closed during rebuilding

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it is no longer considering closing the Martin Point bridge during reconstruction scheduled to begin in 2012. "We've done enough at this point to realize it would be very problematic to close it," MDOT Project M...

  • Yarmouth message in a bottle washes up on Mass. shore

    YARMOUTH — A message in a green bottle that may have been tossed into the ocean about 12 years ago in Yarmouth washed ashore last week in Cohasset, Mass. Three girls — 8-year-old twins Annabelle and Kyra DeGroat and their 4-year-old sister Bridgit — found t...

  • Proposed municipal budget raises Yarmouth taxes; school budget holds the line

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on March 18 unanimously accepted the School Board's fiscal 2011 budget with a zero percent increase from this year. Councilors also received a preliminary municipal budget that would add 20 cents to the property tax rate. School Board Chairman ...

  • Cumberland Town Council approves municipal budget

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved the proposed fiscal 2011 municipal budget Monday night. The $7.99 million budget is a 0.34 percent decrease from the current year, on expected revenues of $3.63 million – a nearly 1 percent decline. The projected impac...

  • She's got game

    Malia Cross-Roberts of Portland shows she's got skill, and gets an approving smile from Harlem Globetrotter Hot Shot Branch, on March 19 in the Reiche School gym. Branch was in town promoting the Globetrotters game in Portland on March 26 and the "CHEER For Character" program, which focuses on build...