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  • Brunswick base redevelopers hope Congress backs no-cost transfers

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. House of Representatives this week was expected to hear a bill sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, that could help speed redevelopment of Brunswick Naval ...

  • Update: Bath library searching for new director, Goodwin named interim leader

    BATH — Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips has resigned, effective Aug. 21. The library announced on Friday that Peter Goodwin, manager of the facility's Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room, has been appointed interim director as of July 13. The library board ...

  • Baldacci reassures Brunswick councilors, Bowdoin College about Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci last week reassured officials from Brunswick, Freeport and Bowdoin College about his commitment to the Amtrak Downeaster and the proposed extension of the passenger service. The meeting with Baldacci was sparked by concerns that the governor's suppo... 2

  • Commercial Street work could start next month in Bath

    BATH — Improvements to Commercial Street could begin by mid or late July, after the City Council and Maine Department of Transportation have approved a contractor to conduct the work, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. He said three contractor bids were opened Wednesday morni...

  • Farm assist: Doctor brings different specialty to Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Trained as a pharmacist and a physician, Dr. Rodney Voisine spends much of his time as medical director of the operating room at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and as co-founder of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness in Portland. During time of... 2

  • Despite referendum, residents continue lawsuit to block Cumberland credit union

    CUMBERLAND — Despite a landslide referendum vote approving a contract zone for a credit union on Main Street, residents Andrew Baca and Melissa Gattine are continuing their lawsuit to reverse the contract zone. Baca and Gattine own a home directly abutting the property, which was the...

  • Freeport school properties turned over to RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The Town Council transferred three school properties to Regional School Unit 5 Tuesday night. The council's 7-0 vote was contingent on similar votes by selectmen in Pownal and Durham. Town Manager Dale Olmstead said he was 80 percent confident that if Maine voters deci...

  • Entwistle era ends in Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — The school chief has packed up his desk and is ready to move on. Superintendent George Entwistle III will take charge of Belmont, Mass. schools next week, after five years in Falmouth. Assistant Superintendent Barbara Powers will become interim superintendent as the Sch...

  • Cumberland councilors OK fairground concerts, move forward with yard waste fees

    CUMBERLAND — Town Councilors heard no opposition Monday night to allowing concerts and pari-mutuel horse racing at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, and moved forward with new yard waste fees and a new Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Concerts and pari-mutuel horse racing will now be allow...

  • Beautifying Back Cove

    Hope Lanza, right, and Sandra Wachholz, left, are among the volunteers who helped the Maine YardScaping Partnership install more than 400 trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as a wildflower meadow, on June 18 and 19 at the Back Cove YardScaping Demonstration Project. The goal of the project is to ...