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  • 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...

  • 2 boats in 1

    Portland new $3.2 million fireboat, The City of Portland III, docks for the first time on Sunday at the Maine State Pier. The vessel was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Sons shipyard.

  • Goodbye to Baxter

    Demolition of the old Baxter Elementary School began in earnest on Monday. Workers from Gorham Sand & Gravel started tearing down the old building as the first step toward a new neighborhood school on nearby Ocean Avenue.

  • 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...

  • Second referendum OKs $23.4M RSU 5 budget for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham approved the $23.4 million Regional School Unit 5 budget Tuesday by 242 votes after initially rejecting it nearly a month ago. More than 600 additional voters cast ballots this time, approving the fiscal year 2010 school budget 1,0...