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  • New rules would let towns move shellfish from polluted waters

    BRUNSWICK — New state rules for municipal shellfish programs could help open denuded clam flats in intertidal communities struggling to overcome challenges to traditional harvesting.  One of the changes proposed by the Department of Marine Resources would allow towns to app...

  • 'There's TVs in the library!': New Scarborough school wows 'em on opening day

    SCARBOROUGH — As third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students entered the new Wentworth Intermediate School for their first day of classes Tuesday, few could contain their awe.  "There's TVs in the library!" several students exclaimed, eyes wide, necks craned, and mouths agape ...

  • Cost of Brunswick storm repairs doubles to $200K

    BRUNSWICK — The cost to repair damage to town roads from punishing rains  in mid-August is now pegged at $200,000, twice the amount previously estimated by town officials. Town councilors on Tuesday unanimously approved appropriating money from the town's general fund to cover r...

  • Cultivating a turnaround: Aquaculture grows on New Meadows River in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — It's a calm, bright day, and Phil Gray is tending oysters growing in mesh crates that float in a line east of Bombazine Island in the New Meadows River. One by one, he flips the cages over, exposing algae and other build-up to the disinfecting effect of the sun and o...

  • Freeport half marathon, 5K return Sunday

    FREEPORT — This year's Freeport Half Marathon and 5K will benefit Freeport Community Services and the Freeport, Pownal, and Durham Education Foundation. The second annual road race will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, with the half marathon starting at 9 a.m. and the 5K starting at 9:1...

  • Yarmouth Art Festival entry deadline nears

    YARMOUTH — Artists have until Friday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. to submit entries for the Yarmouth Art Festival. The sixth annual art festival will be held Oct. 22-25 at St. Bartholomew's E...

  • Freeport council OKs defibrillators sought by Fire Department

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday approved the purchase of new automatic external defibrillators for the Fire Department. Councilors accepted a donation of just under $8,500 for the purchase of the AEDs, which was

  • Falmouth planners pass on rezoning bid for cell tower

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday declined to send the Town Council a recommendation about a cell phone tower proposed off Field Road. The board held a public hearing on a conditional rezoning request from Verizon Wireless, but decided not to take any action, since there ...

  • UMaine panel OKs sale of Stone House in Freeport

    BANGOR — A University of Maine System committee on Tuesday approved the sale of the Stone House, a century-old building in Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport, which is owned and used by the University of Southern Maine. The system’s full board of trustees will vote...

  • Clinton on the stump in Portland

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton appeals to the crowd Tuesday night at the Portland Expo during a rally supporting Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Clinton headlined the rally, which drew...