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  • Out on a limb

    Seth Moody, a professional arborist from Caribou and Camden, climbs 42 feet straight up to ring a bell while competing in a tree-climbing competition in Library Park in Bath on April 18. Six professional arborists from around New England raced against each other in several different events. (Roger S...

  • Historic crossing

    Runners cross the Swinging Bridge from Brunswick to Topsham for the first time ever during the sixth annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 19. In previous years runners couldn't use the 116-year-old bridge, which was in desperate need of repair. Nick Scott of Boothbay Harbor won this year's ra...

  • Scarborough committee to look at zoning changes with rural residents

    SCARBOROUGH — The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee wants to include land owners in the process of formulating zoning changes for the town's rural areas. On Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. CPIC will hold a meeting at Town Hall with landowners who live in the RF (rural r...

  • Bath eyes density bonus for smart-growth projects

    BATH — Projects in the city's densest residential zone that are built as smart growth and green developments could eventually be allowed to have higher densities than currently allowed, City Planner Jim Upham said this week.

  • Bath students need $40K for world competition

    BATH — Five Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bath schools are undergoing an odyssey of a different sort, aiming to raise $40,000 to allow them to travel to Iowa to participate in the program's 2009 World Finals. Odyssey of the Mind, a program that offers problem-solving opportuniti...

  • Cape Elizabeth landmark Jonesy's has new owner

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After more than 60 years of Jones family ownership, Jonesy's on Ocean House Road has been sold. The Mobil gas station and convenience store will remain open and retain its name under the new ownership of Bangor-based R.H. Foster. Gregg Jones, whose fat...

  • Scarborough School Board members upset by budget action

    SCARBOROUGH — School Board members are frustrated after the Town Council's Finance Committee and town manager recommended slashing more than $800,000 from their proposed budget. The cuts – over which the School Board has no say – came April 17, after the School Board had alr...

  • South Portland Historical Society goes high-tech

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Historical Society is hoping to use today's technology to preserve South Portland's past. The 500-member society is looking to the Internet as a way for patrons near and far to relive their favorite memories. It also wants to tap that nostalgia in its fundrai...

  • Citizens pinpoint priority areas at Bath trails forum

    BATH — There is tremendous citizen interest in trails within the city limits, if a Bath Trails group public forum last week is any evidence. Steve Balboni, the city's parks and recreation director, said there is particular interest in trails along Bath's riverfront, as well as in...

  • South Portland nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...