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  • Employees sue owner of popular Portland restaurant, seek $160K

    PORTLAND — A group of restaurant workers filed a lawsuit in federal court Jan. 6, claiming a local restaurant owner has violated labor laws. Two current and four former employees of The Front Room are suing chef/owner Harding Smith for $160,000, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S....

  • Group sues to prevent closing of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — A group fighting to prevent the closing of West Harpswell School is taking its case to court. Friends for Harpswell Education on Monday filed a lawsuit against state Education Commission Susan Gendron and School Administrative District 75, disputing the district's rationale f...

  • Bath police release photos of robbery suspects

    BATH — Police have released two photos identifying two men they believe were involved in an armed robbery at a Route 1 convenience store on Dec. 26, 2010. The surveillance shots show the pair in the Cumberland Farms store earlier that day. The suspects left the scene in a green Ford...

  • Bath Antiques Show to be held Jan. 10

    BATH — The New Year is here, but there’s no better time to shop for old items. The Bath Antiques Show will be held at the Bath Middle School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. The show’s 50 dealers offer a large variety of items, such as furniture, rugs, sterling, pa...

  • New members join Brunswick council, School Board; King back as council chairwoman

    BRUNSWICK — New town councilors and School Board members were sworn in during inauguration ceremonies Monday, Jan. 4, at Maine Street Station. Suzan Wilson, representing Disrict 3, and John Perreault, representing District 4, are the latest additions to the Town Council. At-large ...

  • SAD 75 promotes educational experiences with online 'Showcase’

    TOPSHAM – Call it YouTube meets School Administrative District 75. The learning achievements of the district’s elementary, middle and high school students are available for viewing on the Internet through SAD 75’s Learning Showcase. The visual and audio showcase can be accesse...

  • Topsham exhibit offers glimpses into home life centuries ago

    TOPSHAM — As the dawn of 2010 carries us further into the 21st century, a new display at the Topsham Municipal Building makes sure we don’t forget the 19th. “Home is Where the Heart Is," in the center gallery, showcases clothing, children’s toys, household tools and handcrafte...

  • Harpswell eyes funding for Mitchell Field pier assessment

    HARPSWELL — The committee implementing the reuse plan for Mitchell Field is hoping the town can secure a grant to pay for an assessment of the pier at the former U.S. Navy fuel depot.  The Board of Selectmen on Thursday was expected to authorize the application for a $25,000 Communi...

  • Freeport market owner plans major expansion if street is extended

    FREEPORT — Adam and Sheila Nappi on Tuesday night showed neighbors conceptual plans to triple the size of the Bow Street Market. Their plan depends on an extension of School Street. Nearly...

  • Fire station decision returns to Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — A hearing on the anticipated closing of Pleasant Hill Fire Station may be the biggest attraction on a full agenda at next week's Town Council meeting, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11. Although the hearing and the approval by the council isn't technically required for Town Ma...