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  • Eat in Yarmouth for a good cause: Restaurants to donate proceeds to Bartlett Circle

    YARMOUTH — In an effort to help Bartlett Circle senior housing raise the money it needs by September for safety improvements, nine local restaurants are donating proceeds from special promotions in August. Sandra McCatherin, manager of Bartlett Circle, said she and the fundraising committee...

  • Brunswick council seeks consensus, but no decision, on new town manager

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is scheduled to meet privately Aug. 3 to discuss the selection of a new town manager. Councilors aren't expected to announce their choice until later in  August. Instead, the executive session is supposed to yield a consensus on the top c...

  • Brunswick game maker hopes big fun comes in small package

    BRUNSWICK — Sometimes the brightest ideas come in the dark.  That certainly was the case for Mark Leaman who, during a power outage last December, finally discovered a way to take a concept from the pages of his little black book of brainstorms and make it real. The i... 1

  • Mid-Coast agencies prepare for continued winterization efforts

    BATH — Area agencies turned an $8,800 investment into nearly $33,000 in annual energy savings for 76 families last winter and are planning to aid 100 more households this winter, they said Tuesday in a weatherization forum at United Way of Mid Coast Maine. The forum, held in conj...

  • Charges possible after car slams into Falmouth house

    FALMOUTH — Police are considering charges against a driver after a car crashed into a house Tuesday on Allen Avenue, causing "substantial damage" to the home. Police said the driver, Kirkland Lamour, 22, of Auburn, attempted to pass another vehicle on a hill just after ...

  • Bath museum opens basement to showcase rarely seen artifacts

    BATH — What lurks beneath the Maine Maritime Museum? Visitors can find out because the Washington Street institution is opening its basement for tours, showcasing parts of its 20,000-piece collection that many members of the public have never seen before. Only a small number...

  • Topsham education alliance blazes trail with solar-powered cart

    TOPSHAM — The Cathance River Education Alliance has a new solar-powered cart. Now all it needs is sunshine. A rooftop panel weighing only 3.75 pounds is powering the alliance's trail maintenance golf cart. A State Farm Insurance grant to the alliance's sustainability education p...

  • Cumberland teenager clowns around with Circus Smirkus

    FREEPORT — Circus Smirkus will roll into town next week, bringing a troupe of clowns, jugglers and acrobats ages 10-19 to perform for the local community. Jared Mongeau, a 17-year-old clown from Cumberland, will perform for the second year on the Smirkus tour. "For me, the ...

  • Maine Eastern Railroad seeks Brunswick base property, passenger service to Augusta

    BRUNSWICK — Maine Eastern Railroad has been flying under the radar while the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster to Brunswick, and the operational funding for the passenger service, has held the attention of local officials and advocates of rail and alternative transportation for some... 6

  • Neighbors end challenge to credit union in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A lawsuit alleging the Town Council acted inappropriately in approving a Main Street contract zone for Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union was dropped last week, leaving no more obstacles to the credit union's plan to begin construction this fall. The lawsuit was f...