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  • Bath losing 1 independent bookstore, gaining another

    BATH — When she opens her bookstore next month on Front Street, Julie Shea wants her customers to feel free to share their stories. Shea's own story of how she and her husband, Mike, came to own a bookstore may be worth sharing, too. The Mustard Seed Bookstore will op...

  • Scarborough ice arena a 'unique situation' for decision makers

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board heard a preliminary proposal Monday night for a nearly 40,000-square-foot indoor ice rink adjacent to the Benjamin F. Wentworth Intermediate School parking lot and across Quentin Drive from the Scarborough Public Library. Plans proposed by the no...

  • Police suspect alcohol in Harpswell crash

    HARPSWELL — Police suspect a 50-year-old Cundy’s Harbor woman was under the influence of alcohol when her pickup truck crossed the center line Tuesday afternoon on Cundy’s Harbor Road and crashed into another truck, seriously injuring the driver. Police took a blood alcoh...

  • Preservation group to hold annual meeting

    BRUNSWICK — Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at Bowdoin College's Cram Alumni Hall.  The meeting will include a potluck supper and a multimedia presentation, "Steve Powell's World of Wildlife: In Film and Video," narrate...

  • Hannaford revises plan for Yarmouth Route 1 project

    YARMOUTH — Plans for a new business complex along U.S. Route 1 near the Hannaford supermarket have been scaled back and may soon be OK'd, but some neighbors remain wary about the possibility of future development. Town staff are expected to decide Friday whether to approve a proposal...

  • Freeport fire chief to take medical leave, denies conflict of interest

    FREEPORT — Fire Chief Darrel Fournier this week said he resigned from a second job for medical reasons, and denied the job put him in a conflict of interest with his town position. He said he will take a leave of absence as fire chief, for the same reasons. In addition to bein...

  • Falmouth residents formally challenge sports pub plan

    FALMOUTH — The Tidewater Homeowner's Association has registered official opposition with the town to a two-story restaurant and bar proposed for Hat Trick Drive near the entrance to the development. The opposition, which is public record, totals 12 pages and includes a letter to the ...

  • Falmouth school budget hurdles: tech, charters, enrollment

    FALMOUTH — The School Board and administrators had preliminary discussions on the challenges of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at Monday night's workshop, with enrollment, charter schools and technology identified as three of the biggest issues. Finance Director Dan O'Shea s...

  • Brunswick officials take office, disagree over leadership

    BRUNSWICK — It was standing room only in the Town Council chambers Monday, as new councilors and School Board members took their oaths of office. The council and board also elected officers in brief organizational meetings after the ceremony.  Newly elected Councilor...

  • Chebeague expects quicker emergency response with new tower

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An emergency communication tower is being constructed on the island after years of obstructed signals. Town Administrator Eric Dyer said a 120-foot tower, base and antenna, will be built in front of the Fire and Rescue Department. He said it should be done this win...