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  • Bath to use EPA funds for petroleum contamination assessments

    BATH — The city will use a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to assess petroleum contamination. "We have some sites that we've identified as potential sites," said Al Smith, Bath's community development director, adding that owners of those sites would...

  • Brunswick power upgrade expected to bring out business park foes

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a business park on Old Portland Road has been dead for nearly nine months. But the fight over development of the 114-acre parcel lives on. That was apparent Monday night, as business advocates spoke in favor of a $50,000 Community Devel...

  • No tax increase in Brunswick budget; preschool start-up jeopardized

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council may get its wish for a budget with no property tax increase, but it remains to be seen if the mandate will come with a political cost. A long-desired preschool program could be a casualty if the council adopts what is now a $53.8 million spending plan...

  • Bowdoin College to award degrees to 452 graduates

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 452 students, including 56 from Maine, in its 204th commencement ceremony on Saturday. President Barry Mills will preside over a ceremony on the terrace of the college's Museum of Art. In the event of severe weather, graduation will be hel...

  • METRO partnership

    Representatives from the Greater Portland Transit District joined Falmouth town officials and community members at O'Naturals on Route 1 on May 14 to celebrate the town's partnership with METRO and to launch the new Falmouth Flyer route. Town Councilor Bonny Rodden, center, was instrumental in estab...

  • Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopers await news on state funding

    BRUNSWICK — Despite a cruel budget year, the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is hoping for a little kindness from the Legislature. The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is parsing Gov. John Baldacci's $306 million bond package....

  • New managers prepare Chebeague inns for new season

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After being shuttered for the winter, things are moving again at the Chebeague Island Inn. The dress code includes work boots, carpenter jeans and loose T-shirts: there's movement on the porch, where clear storm curtains are going up over the dining room windows...

  • Dept. of Education: Pause not an option for Freeport-Pownal-Durham RSU

    FREEPORT — Although some residents of Regional School Unit 5 want to pause the Freeport-Pownal-Durham school consolidation process for a year, state Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said Monday night that the only legal action the School Board can take is to move forward with an operating...

  • 'Kindness Garden' honors memory of Falmouth Middle School counselor

    FALMOUTH — Lois Murphy's life was marked by kindness and dedication. And flamingos. A guidance councilor at Falmouth Middle School for 23 years, Murphy, who lived on Cousins Island, helped many students through difficult times in their lives and emanated a positive, c...

  • Freeport budget retains emergency dispatch, at least temporarily

    FREEPORT — After exploring the possibility of consolidating emergency dispatch services with the county, town councilors on Tuesday night assured residents there will be funding for local dispatch in next year's budget. But the reprieve may be short-lived. Councilors scheduled mee...