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  • Harpswell ponders public bus route

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen are considering a new public transit route that would connect residents on the town's three peninsulas to services and amenities in neighboring Brunswick. Town officials and Coastal Trans, the company that runs the Brunswick Explorer, met at the town office Tues...

  • Frost-y start to the holidays in Bath

    Santa greets families at the gazebo at Library Park on Saturday, Nov. 29, in Bath.

  • Freeport council appoints Larkins to School Board

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday appointed Nelson Larkins to the open seat on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Larkins, who had served as a member and chairman of the board from 2009 until he was unseated in the Nov. 4 election, applied for the vacancy after Peter...

  • North Yarmouth to hire Portland architect for development study

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen plans later this month to vote on hiring Stephen Blatt Architects to conduct a facilities study on three development options facing the town. The vote, scheduled for Tuesday, was delayed because the town had not received a completed contract wi...

  • Developers describe plans for former Falmouth school

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board heard preliminary ideas and provided feedback Tuesday about turning the former Plummer School into a 35-unit senior rental housing facility. The project, proposed by OceanView Retirement Community, has already received Town Council approval of a con...

  • Yarmouth library starts new chapter after $2.5M renovation

    YARMOUTH — Merrill Memorial Library will open its doors Sunday for a community open house to celebrate the completion of a $2.5 million renovation. The updated library will be open Dec. 7 from 2-4 p.m. It will reopen for regular library operations sometime next week, but as of Dec. 1...

  • Brunswick council narrowly OKs permit parking for some residents near Bowdoin College

    BRUNSWICK — In a decision some speakers predicted will open either "Pandora's box" or a "can of worms," the Town Council on Monday narrowly approved issuing resident permits for overnight parking on Longfellow Avenue. The 5-4 vote followed nearly an hour of discussion about the amend...

  • Brunswick rec center art comes with message, purpose

    BRUNSWICK — A public art project hopes to brighten one of the town's newest buildings while highlighting health and fitness. Volunteers installed 16 brightly painted canvas murals at the Brunswick Recreation Center on Neptune Avenue on Monday afternoon. Each mural depicts a di...

  • Pour-your-own gastropub planned in Freeport

    FREEPORT — To have a true European dining experience you usually have to be in Europe. Next year, it'll mean you only have to be in Freeport. Stirling and Mull, a European-themed gastropub, is expected to have a "soft" opening in March and a grand opening on the Fourth of July...

  • House Island preservation zone headed to Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — The effort to turn House Island into a city historic preservation district is headed to the City Council after receiving a unanimous Planning Board recommendation on Nov. 25. If City Councilors approve, the privately owned Casco Bay island of about 24 acres would become a ...