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  • Topsham House candidates spar over debates

    TOPSHAM — The Green Independent Party candidate in House District 54 is challenging his Republican and Democratic opponents to two town hall-style debates. But there's no guarantee they will happen. Daniel Stromgren, 41, who was defeated in a special election last August ...

  • On their Merry(meeting) way in Topsham

    Riders prepare for the start of the 11th annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay on Aug. 2, sponsored by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and Topsham Parks and Recreation Department, to benefit The Head of Tide Park, a land trust property in Topsham. Co-Chairwomen Pam LeDuc of Topsham Parks and Angela Tw...

  • High Street rehab project begins in Bath

    BATH — Rehabilitation of a 3.5-mile stretch of High Street, running from U.S. Route 1 to the West Bath town line, is on the horizon. The project costs about $1.2 million, with $500,000 coming from the Maine Department of Transportation; the city is bonding the balance. Harry C. Crook...

  • South Portland council likely to put marijuana question on November ballot

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Despite their general opposition, and as promised, city councilors Monday indicated they support letting voters decide whether the...

  • Yarmouth housing proposal tests new development code

    YARMOUTH — With a new subdivision planned for East Main Street, some neighbors have questions about recent zoning changes. The development plan is still conceptual and will be reviewed at the Aug. 13 Planning Board meeting. It will be one of the first applications to be reviewed...

  • Freeport council casts doubt on commuter bus plan

    FREEPORT — Start-up of a proposed METRO commuter bus route to Portland faces an uphill climb after the Town Council on Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to support the service. With two councilors absent, at least two already opposed to the project, and others desiring mor...

  • Turning pages in Portland with Barbara Bush

    Former first lady Barbara Bush concludes a reading of "Bear Says Thanks" to about a dozen patients Monday during a visit with her Maltese poodle Mini Me to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. At left are Dustin Kimball, Olivia Blachet and 1-month-old Cha...

  • Bowdoin College statues get rejuvenation treatment

    BRUNSWICK — Two life-size bronze statues at Bowdoin College, each over 100 years old, are undergoing on-site conservation. The statues, depicting the Greek playwright Sophocles and the Greek orator Demosthenes, are original to the 120-year-old Walker Art Building, home...

  • Maine Audubon hires new executive director

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon Society on Tuesday announced the appointment a new executive director, Charles F. Gauvin. Gauvin is a former president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, a river and fish conservation organization. At Trout Unlimited, according to an ...

  • Yarmouth rededicates Condon butterfly garden

    A light rain didn't deter people from gathering for the rededication of the Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden in Yarmouth on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Yarmouth. The garden, behind Yarmouth Town Hall, has nectar-rich plants and shrubs to attract and feed butterflies. It was created in memory of Eli...