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  • Updated: Brunswick council makes Brown top choice for town manager

    BRUNSWICK — Gary Brown, Brunswick's acting town manager for the last seven months, is now one step away from becoming the town's chief executive.  The Town Council announced Brown as its consensus choice for the town manager position Wednesday night after a closed-door session. The ...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority holds hearings on 10-year plan

    PORTLAND — The Maine Turnpike Authority will hold public hearing next week on a draft version of its 10-year capital improvement plan. Meetings were held this week in Auburn and Gardiner. Residents of greater Portland will get a chance to offer feedback on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at th...

  • Falmouth council approves fire station grant bid, but seeks lower cost

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has asked staff to cut back on plans to renovate Fire Station 4, even as it voted unanimously to approve an application the Fire Department made a month ago for federal stimulus money to help fund the $1 million project. Requesting nearly $500,000 throu...

  • Eagle lands

    While tourists explore the U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Eagle in Portland Harbor on Aug. 1, the ship's weekend visit was a special treat for local Sea Scouts, who boarded the Eagle at sea as it arrived on July 31. Alex Whittemore, left, of Scarborough; Dylan Price of Scarborough; Matt Tasarz of Portla...

  • Freeport BBQ hopes to light a fire under lobster industry

    FREEPORT — Buck's Naked BBQ will add lobster to its menu to support and promote local lobstermen and celebrate the lobster industry. The celebration will take place Friday, Aug. 14 with an outdoor lobster dinner to benefit the Maine Lobster Promotion Council. Wendy Caisse, co-owner of

  • Freeport neighbors hope for the best as Wolfe's Neck Farm loses cattle

    FREEPORT — With the last cattle scheduled to leave Wolfe's Neck Farm by September, neighbors hope the next farmers will reinvigorate the agricultural operation and keep the farm vibrant. The farm is actively seeking an independent agricultural replacement to run an operation by next summer. ...

  • Most Portland departments fail to meet 5 percent fuel reduction directive

    PORTLAND — Last year, City Manager Joseph Gray directed city department heads to reduce their fuel usage by 5 percent. Has the goal been reached? It depends on who you ask and how you look at the numbers. Last year, the city as a whole used a little more than 349,000 ...

  • After the Beach to Beacon, 'the point of running' becomes obvious

    CAPE ELIZABETH — I've never understood the point of running. I've always been satisfied to get my cardio workout playing co-ed soccer; my strength training at the rock climbing gym. Why would I want to lift weights or go for a jog? For the past three weeks, I've been enjoying the ...

  • Maine Med welcomes first students from Tufts to Portland

    PORTLAND — The state's largest hospital on Monday welcomed 32 future doctors to it's new medical school program. The Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of...

  • Meeting to focus on funding for Portland's school-based community centers

    PORTLAND — The city and school finance committees will meet on Aug. 11 to discuss funding for Portland's four community centers. Questions are typically raised about funding for school-based community centers around budget time when city, school and library officials finalize spe...