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  • After the storm: assessing the damage

    Towns and cities across southern Maine are assessing the damage from last week's ice storm, which caused significant power outages throughout New England. Gov. John Baldacci's office announced Monday afternoon the state would be eligible for federal assistance to help pay for the s...

  • Adaptability, efficiency urged for SAD 75

    TOPSHAM — Community members at the third and final community dialogue for School Administrative District 75 were faced with a grim outlook Tuesday evening at Topsham Public Library.

  • Sheriff-elect picks rival as chief deputy

    BATH — Sagadahoc County Sheriff-elect Joel Merry chose his opponent in last month's election to be his chief deputy. When Merry is sworn in Dec. 30, Brett Strout, now serving as interim sheriff, will become Merry's right-hand man.

  • City fears erosion of commercial tax base

    SOUTH PORTLAND - City officials are keeping a close eye on retail revenue this holiday season, especially in light of some bleak forecasts by several national corporations. Three retailers near the Maine Mall – Linens N Things, Tweeter and Circuit City – have filed for bankr...

  • Federal funds sought for bridge, other projects

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution asking the U.S. Congress for $140 million for three major regional transportation projects.

  • Bowdoin College endowment shows 17% decline

    BRUNSWICK — After previously refusing to release information about the status of its endowment, Bowdoin College this week reported a 17 percent decline so far this fiscal year.

  • Cape land trust secures Trundy Point Reserve

    CAPE ELIZABETH - The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust got its Christmas present early this year, but it wouldn't have fit under the tree anyway.

  • Bio-energy group 'cautiously optimistic' about progress

    SOUTH PORTLAND—The Maine Renewable Energy Consortium is cautiously optimistic about meeting an ambitious timeline that could bring a commercial power plant to a portion of 85 acres of land off Highland Avenue.

  • Wal-Mart property for sale

    SCARBOROUGH - The Payne Road Wal-Mart property has been put up for sale as the new Wal-Mart Supercenter moves closer to completion. Although no posting announces the property's availability, Drew McElligott of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in Oakbrook Terrac...

  • School board OKs, submits alternative reorganization plan

    FALMOUTH – The School Board on Monday unanimously approved the School Department's alternative plan for reorganization. With only minor, non-substantive changes from the draft form presented to the Town Council last week, the...