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  • Police: South Portland bar tried to stop Cape woman who hit parked cruiser

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A 44-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman was charged with three felonies in connection with an accident that injured a police officer early on the morning of Dec. 12. Lisa Cioe was charged with operating under the influence at the scene of the Saturday-morning accident. On...

  • Peary Terrace subdivision clears first hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a proposal to turn a baseball field and green space on Peary Terrace into an eight-lot subdivision. One of those lots would continue to house Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832, which is also the home of the Maine...

  • Defense bill includes nearly $13M for Brunswick reserve center

    BRUNSWICK — Congress this week passed a $447 billion omnibus bill that includes a $12.9 million earmark for a Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The reserve center funding is within the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, one...

  • Cause of Bath city councilor's house fire remains unknown

    BATH — The cause remains unknown of a Dec. 10 fire that gutted the 177 Middle St. home of City Councilor James Omo and killed two pets. The Ward 1 councilor said on Wednesday that an insurance inspector has taken a desk lamp and power strip for analysis to see if they could have contribu...

  • Brunswick base agency sets timetable for redevelopment goals

    TOPSHAM — When the civilian build-out of Brunswick Naval Air Station is complete, base redevelopers hope to create about 14,000 jobs, nearly triple the number expected to be lost in the 2011 closure. Strengthening the local workforce is cause for optimism, but when the Midcoast Regio...

  • Bath Planning Board approves expansion of BIW Ultra Hall

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved two Bath Iron Works proposals, including expansion of its Ultra Hall facility. The shipyard received site plan approval for the project, which will add a third bay to the south side of the Washington Street building. That appr...

  • Residents raise money to rescue Bailey Island post office

    HARPSWELL — When word spread that the Bailey Island post office might close, the biggest concern among the 300-plus islanders who rallied to keep it open wasn't the loss of convenience. It was the loss of identity and community. Now, thanks to an effort led by two former posta...

  • Aviation firm eyeing Brunswick base seeks judgment against Oxford County

    PARIS — An aircraft painting and refurbishing company negotiating a lease with the redevelopment agency of Brunswick Naval Air Station has asked a court to find that its current landlord, Oxford County, has breached a contract with the business. Oxford Aviation, which has a facility ...

  • Topsham Police officers begin carrying Taser stun-guns

    TOPSHAM – Following the completion of training last week, the Topsham Police Department has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies that use Taser stun guns. Officers began carrying the units last weekend, according to Lt. Christopher Lewis, who is a certified Taser instructo...

  • Vote on closing of Harpswell school set for March Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Harpswell voters will decide at Town Meeting in March whether to close the West Harpswell School. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted unanimously Dec. 10 to schedule the referendum after the Maine Department of Education approved the board's ...