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  • Embattled South Portland official slated to return to work Thursday; city likely to pay legal fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of public works and cultural services is scheduled to returned to work at the Community Center on Thursday, July 16. City Manager Jim Gailey said in a press release on Tuesday that his decision to reinstate Dana Anderson, who has been on paid adminis...

  • Brunswick development 'hangs in the balance' with Amtrak Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — After years of planning and debate, the $23.5 million Maine Street Station project is showing Brunswick residents tangible results. The site, which constitutes the town's last available acreage for infill development, has been a hive of activity all summer. Two of its ...

  • Bath trail offers educational fun to young hikers

    BATH — The Born Learning Trail not only wants you to stop and smell the roses, but to touch, observe and discuss them as well. Located next to the Bath Area Family YMCA facility at 303 Centre St., the trail is meant to help children get a head start on language and literacy devel...

  • Topsham commission updates conservation inventory of town-owned land

    TOPSHAM — The Conservation Commission on July 9 presented the Board of Selectmen with an updated report  that rates town-owned property for its conservation value. Rod Melanson, Topsham's natural resource/assistant planner, said the report covers 48 parcels comprising about 400...

  • Bath Skatepark proponents eye former armory

    BATH — The former National Guard Armory on Old Brunswick Road could be the future home of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. But a key obstacle is finding the money for the city to purchase the property, demolish the building and build a new one for the Skatepark. ...

  • Trusteeship remains in place at Bath Iron Works union local

    BATH — A trusteeship imposed on Bath Iron Works' largest union since March 2008 remains in place after a July 10 ruling by a federal judge. Attorney Leon Rosenblatt said he plans to take the case to a state court to address claims of emotional distress and defamation by his clients ...

  • Admiral Steakhouse expected to open this month in Bath

    BATH — After opening a pub last year, and with a steakhouse scheduled to debut at the end of this month, Joe Byrnes is fulfilling one of his life's dreams. The Admiral Steakhouse – a building at the corner of Centre and Washington streets that Byrnes is purchasing from the Cho...

  • Update: Topsham selectmen choose Snowden Consulting for Bay Park study

    TOPSHAM —The Board of Selectmen on Thursday unanimously chose Snowden Consulting Engineers of Oakland to conduct an engineering study at Bay Park, Public Works Director Rob Pontau said. Although the town budgeted $60,000 for that study, the five bids it received for the work all came...

  • Falmouth seeks stimulus money for improvements to fire station

    FALMOUTH — The town has applied for federal stimulus money to help fund a $1 million renovation and addition to Fire Station 4 on Winn Road. The request is for just under $500,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Falmouth would match the funding with $500,000 fr...

  • Freeport council supports creation of Chamber; membership drive begins

    FREEPORT — After more than a year of discussion, the Freeport Merchants Association, Freeport Economic Development Corp. and a task force have worked out a compromise to move forward with creating a Chamber of Commerce in Freeport. Sande Updegraph, director of FEDC, told the Town Council at...