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  • Topsham teachers receive more than $3,000 in grants

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 teachers have been awarded more than $3,000 in grants from the Trust for Our Future: MSAD 75 Education Fund. The nonprofit organization supports innovative projects and programs that enhance the public schools, and it has developed into a r...

  • Time expires for effort to hide wires on Harpswell's Cribstone Bridge

    HARPSWELL — The three-year restoration of the Cribstone Bridge appears to be right on schedule. But time may have run out for the group that hoped the revamped span between Orr's and Bailey Island would be devoid of visible utility wires. According to assistant Town Manager T...

  • Stanwood-Pleasant intersection among 3 sites eyed for Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — A busy intersection previously eyed for a fire station and then a Walgreens store is now being considered for a new police station. Councilor Joanne King, who chairs the town's police station search subcommittee, confirmed Tuesday that property at the southeast corner of t...

  • Yarmouth screening of 'The Way We Get By' postponed

    YARMOUTH — Due to the weather, the Yarmouth High School club Help Our Troops has postponed tonight's scheduled screening of "The Way We Get By" until Wednesday,  Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center. The film follows the lives of three Bangor residents...

  • Topsham selectman to turn over documents; calls colleague's request a 'fishing expedition'

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Sandra Consolini on Tuesday said she will fully comply with a request for documents sought by Selectman Jim Trusiani under Maine's Freedom of Access Act. But she also called his action a "fishing expedition" and said "it's sad that he went thro...

  • Student survey sheds light on Bath's outdoor illumination

    BATH — Cindy Cygan's Geographic Information System class is nearing the end of a two-year project for the city, gathering data about Bath's approximately 850 street lights. The Bath Regional Career and Technical Center teacher explained that the study is meant to determine if th...

  • Portland planners recommend Waynflete School growth zone

    PORTLAND — A scaled-back proposal by Waynflete School to create a zone for future growth is headed to the City Council for approval after getting a positive recommendation Tuesday night from the Planning Board. The board's recommendation concludes several months of deliberation on the...

  • The final chapter? Service, keeping dollars local drive Falmouth's 2 indie booksellers

    Allan Schmid, owner of Books Etc., stands by the Maine authors shelf in his store on Route 1 in Falmouth. Schmid says his business has been hit by competition from national book retailers and Web sites.

  • Fire station update tops full agenda for Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — Next week's Town Council meeting will begin an hour early to accommodate a full agenda in the council's only December meeting. Fire-EMS Chief Howard Rice will report on how operation of the department has gone during the past six months without the Pleasant Hill Fire Statio...

  • New Falmouth Web site gets down to business

    FALMOUTH — It's a long name, but the town is hoping the new Falmouth Business and Economic Development Resource Information Web site will make short work for businesses and developers trying to find ...