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  • Brunswick-Topsham bridge work to be discussed

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, to discuss future improvements to the Frank J. Woods bridge between downtown Brunswick and Topsham.  The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Highlands Community Room at the Top...

  • Bath's Chocolate Church to display member art

    BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center is giving its members a chance to strut their artistic stuff. The membership show, which will start Saturday, Feb. 14, with a 5-7 p.m. reception that is open...

  • Freeport Freeze Out hopes to raise $20K this weekend

    FREEPORT — With temperatures in the single digits and snow piling up faster than it can be removed, standing outside for 24 hours doesn't sound like fun. Freeport Community Services knows that not everyone i...

  • Yarmouth neighbors question proposed event hall, zoning rewrite

    YARMOUTH — A proposal for an event hall that came before the Planning Board has started conversations about redefining permitted uses in rural residential neighborhoods. Tanner Maguire has submitted an application to build the event hall at 634 North Road, which prompted some ne...

  • Portland seeks proposals for affordable housing in Bayside

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee Wednesday night will consider potential proposals for affordable housing on city-owned land in West Bayside. The Housing and Community Development Committee, chaired by Councilor Kevin Donoghue, has asked city planning staff for revisions on a requ...

  • Yarmouth man faces child pornography charge

    YARMOUTH — Stefan Shaft, 23, of Glen Road, was arrested at his home on Feb. 5 by the Computer Crimes Unit of the Maine State Police on a charge of possession of child pornography.  Dozens of images of child pornography were allegedly found on Shaft's computer, and he is charged ...

  • Yarmouth hires economic development director

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth has hired its first economic development director with the hope of attracting new businesses to town. Denise Clavette of Old Orchard Beach started in the new position Jan. 26. According to the town website, Clavette's job is to "support and enhance the features an...

  • Falmouth farmer loses home, equipment, keepsakes to fire

    FALMOUTH — A local farmer said his only option is to rebuild after fire destroyed his home and garage on Hurricane Road just before 2:30 a.m. Feb. 5. No one was hurt in the blaze, but farm equipment was destroyed and two cats remained unaccounted for this week. Doug Shores, ow...

  • Falmouth School Board, parents still vexed by pay-to-play

    FALMOUTH — If a discussion Monday was any indication, the middle and high school pay-to-participate program continues to be a source of concern for parents and school officials. Since the program’s implementation in 2009, parents, staff, and the School Board have tried to reach...

  • Heroin easy to get in greater Portland, treatment more elusive

    PORTLAND — When he was a boy, Andrew Kiezulas did not like going to the doctor. "I would run from the doctor's office, I hated needles," Kiezulas, 33, said Feb. 5, during at gathering at the Portland Communit...