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  • Business 'incubator' opens in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A new downtown office space set up to provide a low-cost alternative for the work-from-home set could also be an incubator that helps grow connections between local entrepreneurs. Property owner Bill Moore recently renovated an expansive room in the back of the Linco...

  • Falmouth gets $230K federal grant for forest acquisition

    FALMOUTH — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a $230,000 grant to Falmouth to fund the purchase of a 96-acre addition to the North Falmouth Community Forest. The Community Forest Program will distribute the grant, which will increase the size of the North Falmouth Communit...

  • Planning Board neutral on Freeport Active Living Plan

    FREEPORT — The Planning Board sent the Freeport Active Living Plan to the Town Council last week without a recommendation. The board on June 25 said the council should "either accept or receive" the proposal, and also decided to make it a stand-alone plan not attached to the Com...

  • Woods: Ethics complaint an attempt to 'improve the process'

    FALMOUTH — The state Ethics Commission is investigating whether the Falmouth Town Democratic Committee acted as a political action committee during last month's Democratic primary in Senate District 25. Steve Woods, who was defeated by a 2-1 margin by Cathy Breen in the June 10 ...

  • Harpswell group cleaning up Quahog Bay, 1 boat at a time

    HARPSWELL — For the last five years, the northeast side of Quahog Bay has been closed to shellfish harvesters because of raw sewage discharge suspected from recreation vessels that frequent the popular "cocktail cove." Now, thanks to the generosity of an area landowner, the Quah...

  • South Portland man dies in apparent suicide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A South Portland man died Monday, June 30, in an apparent suicide at a Memory Lane home. Police responded at 10:44 a.m. to a report by a family member that the 62-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the home's garage and was threatening to kill himself with a ...

  • Brunswick Sewer District uses electric car to map system

    BRUNSWICK — Expect to see a small, white, nearly silent two-seat electric vehicle cruising the streets of Brunswick this summer.  It's not the Google Maps car, but it's close.  The Brunswick Sewer District intends to use the car to help create a detail-rich map ...

  • Endangered birds not expected to impede Scarborough River dredging

    SCARBOROUGH — Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed last week that endangered piping plovers living on town beaches will likely not "be adversely affected" by the Scarborough River dredging, set to restart this fall. The dredge was slated to begin last wint...

  • South Portland Police Dept. class emphasizes self-defense for women

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Women living in cities experience fear on an almost daily basis.  But that fear is a gift, police Officer Linda Barker told her self-defense class on June 27, because a woman's intuition can save her life. The South Portland Police Department recentl...

  • Freeport, Chebeague plan July Fourth celebrations

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — With the atmosphere of a barbecue and the music of a reggae festival, the fourth annual Chebeague Chebang is expected to draw crowds of up to 700 people on Friday. Caitlin Prentice of the Chebeague Island Inn, where the event is held, said people come fro...