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  • Worshipers ready for first service in new South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of a Westbrook Street synagogue are realizing a nearly decade-old dream this week: Having a house of worship that is uniquely and distinctly their own. For the last 20 years, ...

  • Dragons at Dike Newell

    Students at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath act out the part of a dragon on April 28 as Jessica Holloway, director of The Ballet School/Maine Coastal Youth Ballet, asks them what a dragon might look like. Holloway brought a group of high-school-aged dancers to present selections from their upc...

  • Mourners remember South Portland shooting victim as probe continues

    SOUTH PORTLAND — While police continue to investigate, dozens of friends gathered April 24 to remember a 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the basement of his Willard Beach neighborhood home nearly two weeks ago. More than 50 people, including the victim's sister, paid thei...

  • Public speaks out against Scarborough school budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — About a hundred people crowded into Town Council Chambers for Wednesday night's budget hearing. During nearly two hours of public comment, 32 people addressed the Finance Committee's recommended cuts of more than $800,000 to the school budget. Of those who spoke, onl...

  • Union's ruling on BIW officers could come in May

    BATH — The result of a union hearing involving three suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union could come sometime next month, according to a spokesman for Local S6's parent union.

  • Brunswick council begins campaign for Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — With Brunswick's $2 million investment in the $23 million Maine Street Station project on a track to get larger, the Town Council on Monday expressed its unanimous support for the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster. Extension of the current service from Portl...

  • Marker project to tell Bath's history in innovative ways

    BATH — It was the night of Sept. 3, 1883, and Constable William "Uncle Billy" Lawrence was walking his downtown beat, checking businesses along Front Street. Three burglars were on the run, one of whom ran into the arms of 63-year-old Lawrence, who asked the man, Daniel...

  • Brunswick seeks federal grants for parking deck, bike path

    BRUNSWICK — The town hopes a last-minute grant opportunity will fund two coveted projects, a 150-space parking deck and a 2.6-mile extension of the Androscoggin Bicycle & Pedestrian Path. The path extension, about seven miles from Grover Lane in Brunswick to downtown Bath, ha...

  • Bath Mayfair hosts yard sales, music, art, games

    BATH — For fans of yard sales, Mayfair could be considered something of a dream come true.

  • Big bird watch

    Michael Wormser views one of Wolfe's Neck State Park's two resident ospreys, which nest on Googins Island. The park held it's first Osprey Watch of the season on Sunday, April 26, and the nesting pair did not disappoint, as they preened on branches and tended the nest. (Matthew DeLorme photo)