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  • Backpacks bridge the gap: Brunswick-based program eases students' weekend hunger

    Volunteers Jennifer Iacovelli and Nicky Roche, at the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick on Tuesday, Sept. 9, pack crates with bags full of food headed to hungry school children. 

  • Sandsational in Scarborough

    Scarborough resident Rebecca Flaherty, dressed as a mermaid, rallies the crowd Saturday, Sept. 6, at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough to vote for their favorite sculpture during Sandsations – an annual sand-sculpting event to benefit Birth Roots, a nonprofit organization dedicated ...

  • Planning Board concerns delay action on proposed Brunswick subdivision

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed 17-unit subdivision in a residential area near downtown was tabled Tuesday by the Planning Board because of questions about the viability and design of the project.  Brunswick-based Coastal Building Investments is proposing to divide a 7.5-acre parcel...

  • Benjamin Farm campaign gets matching donor

    SCARBOROUGH — An anonymous donor has pledged to match any donations, up to $50,000, for Scarborough Land Trust's acquisition of Benjamin Farm. According to a press release from SLT, the trust has raised $400,000 of the $500,000 needed to buy and preserve the land for public trai...

  • Last chance for Pine Point bridge comments

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents will have their last opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 16, for input on the upcoming Pine Point Crossing Bridge replacement before the project goes out to bid.  The two-lane bridge is nearly 60 years old and spans the Pam Am railroad tracks. The town h...

  • Electric car expo coming to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents can celebrate National Drive Electric week with a free electric car expo at the city's new electric vehicle charging station...

  • Museum acquires Homer land in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Portland Museum of Art has acquired and will permanently protect the land surrounding the Winslow Homer Studio in Prouts Neck.  The acquisition of the 0.57-acre waterfront property, in partnership with the Prouts Neck Association and the Scarborough L...

  • Harpswell selectmen stay out of dock dispute

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen took no action Sept. 4 on a request to reconsider approval of a wharf at the center of a dispute between two Gun Point neighbors.  Selectmen voted unanimously to leave the matter, after more than an hour of comments from people on both sid...

  • Brunswick town manager candidates respond to questions

    BRUNSWICK — Two finalists hoping to fill the vacant town manager's office were grilled at two public question-and-answer sessions in the last week. Brunswick Finance Director and interim Town Manager John Eldridge, and Presque Isle City Manager Jim Bennett, were selected by the Town ...

  • Harpswell selectmen delay decision on EMS changes

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen put off a decision on whether to implement changes in the town's EMS system, in favor of further discussion of the recommendations in a workshop later this month.  Some of the suggestions contained in a report generated by town staff have ...