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  • Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Dept. to hold 21st annual auction

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department will hold its 21st annual auction and yard sale Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10. The weekend includes a silent auction and food, but the real exc...

  • Petition to repeal Cumberland contract zone makes progress

    CUMBERLAND — A petition for a voter referendum to repeal a contract zone agreement has about half the signatures it needs, one of the campaign's organizers said July 30. The Town Council on July 14 unanimously approved the agreement with developer Justin Fletcher, who plans to split ...

  • Portland ceremony to mark Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal expansion

    PORTLAND — The celebration comes Thursday at the expanded Casco Bay Lines terminal off Commercial Street, but General Manager Hank Berg said the difference is already clear to see. "I characterize this year as transformational," Berg said Aug. 1 as a sea breeze swept past opened door...

  • Freeport garden-to-table program casts a healthy spell on kids

    Stephanie O'Neil helps Thomas Robinson, 4, pick a cucumber as his sister Avery, left, waits for her turn in the garden. O'Neil runs Farm to Table Kids, a program that with the help of area restaurants teaches kids the benefits of growing and eating their own food.

  • Ethics panel rejects complaint against Falmouth Democrats

    FALMOUTH — The state Ethics Commission ruled July 31 the town Democratic Committee did not violate any campaign laws in its endorsement of state Senate candidate Catherine Breen. Breen won the June 10 Democratic primary in Senate District 25, defeating Yarmouth resident Steve Wo...

  • Portland senator's PAC fined $1.5K

    PORTLAND — The Alfond Business, Community & Democracy political action committee, established by state Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, was fined $1,500 July 31 for its failure to report donations and spending from last year. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics...

  • Green Independent Party candidates change in Portland

    PORTLAND — Maine Green Independent candidates for the state Legislature changed again last week, when a new candidate in Senate District 28 was selected and the candidate for House District 38 withdrew from the race. East Lawn Road resident Owen Hill replaces Danielle Unterreiner in ...

  • Unsung Hero: Katharine Babson of Brunswick, priest with a world view

    BRUNSWICK — Katherine Babson was first drawn to the priesthood as a little girl. “I’d walk into the church and wander around, wondering what the mystery was all about,” she recalled. Several years later, while a student at Williams College in western Massachu...

  • Ethical questions swirl around Brunswick councilor's zoning vote

    BRUNSWICK — Actions by four-term Town Councilor David Watson have raised questions about whether he violated the council's ethics policy by voting on a request to rezone a parcel of land partially owned by his cousin, contractor Ted Crooker. At a June 21 public hearing, Watson m...

  • Kestrel CEO: Financing puzzle still coming together, not complete

    PORTLAND — Alan Klapmeier, chief executive officer of the startup airplane manufacturer Kestrel, Wednesday said the company has secured a new foreign investor and put some employees back to work at its Brunswick Landing facility. But he declined to share many details. “A...