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  • Brunswick council endorses tax breaks for filmmakers, will mull expansion of drug-free zones

    BRUNSWICK — In a 7-2 vote that the opposition warned would set a dangerous precedent for meddling in state tax legislation, the Town Council on Monday agreed to endorse a bill designed to give tax incentives to the film industry. The state Legislature in June pushed the bill,

  • Citizen group seeks groundwater protections in Brunswick base zoning

    BRUNSWICK — A citizen group monitoring environmental clean-up at Brunswick Naval Air Station is pushing for future zoning restrictions that could affect how developers use or contribute to the groundwater beneath the base. Although such restrictions are in place at other Superfund hazardous ...

  • South Portland City Council puts future of dogs on Willard Beach in voters' hands

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously to let residents decide the fate of dogs on Willard Beach. Voters will be asked on Nov. 3 to consider banning dogs from the beach from April 15 to Oct. 15 and allowing leashed access during the remaining months. The current law allo...

  • Having a blast bringing back the past: Couple has big plans for Brunswick's Daniel Stone Inn

    BRUNSWICK — The second most striking aspect of Kim and John Verreault's renovation of the nearly 200-year-old Captain Daniel Stone Inn is how much work they have to do. The most striking aspect? How much they have to work with.  From the intricate moldings and distinct firep...

  • WWII Purple Heart recipient gets Heritage Days honor

    BATH — One of the floats passing through downtown Bath during the Heritage Days Parade on July 4, paid tribute to two military men a generation apart: John Cakouros, a veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient, and his grandnephew, Sgt. Michael Kinney, a computer specialist who serve... 2

  • Longtime Islesboro manager chosen as North Yarmouth administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday unanimously appointed Damaris Marnie Diffin as the town's administrative assistant. They also began talk of updating Wescustogo Hall policies after an event left significant damage to the building. Diffin, who has been town mana... 1

  • Frederiksen named Falmouth's Citizen of the Year

    FALMOUTH — Arthur Frederiksen, 82, was named Falmouth's 2009 Citizen of the Year at the town's annual municipal dinner. The Falmouth High School graduate and World War II U.S. Army veteran said Tuesday he was "amazed" at the honor. "I'm kind of embarrassed a li...

  • After 44 years, Yarmouth Clam Festival goes green

    YARMOUTH — Instead of creating buckets of thick yellow waste, the vegetable oil used to fry hundreds of clams to a crispy golden brown at this year's Clam Festival will be recycled and converted into an alternative fuel for diesel engines. This is one of the ways organizers of the 44th annua... 1

  • Ready for fireworks

    Hannah Duston, 7, had the most homemade, do-it-yourself and reasonably priced vendor set-up of the day on the Fourth of July, selling lemonade and cookies on the Eastern Promenade in advance of Portland's annual fireworks display. (Natalie Conn photo)

  • Freeport Historical Society invites residents to help keep the past present

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society has started looking for ideas, artifacts and stories to help develop their next year-long exhibit, "Freeport's Amusements, Entertainments and Oddities." Executive Director Christina White said Freeport residents are invited to share their memories...