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  • Democrats nominate Harpswell's McCreight to replace Rep. Saxton in House District 51 race

    HARPSWELL — Joyce "Jay" McCreight on Monday accepted the Democratic nomination to represent District 51 in the Maine House of Representatives. McCreight replaces Rep. Jeremy Saxton, D-Harpswell,

  • Cape Elizabeth restaurants can add seats; Rudy's can serve alcohol

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Restaurants in town now have the ability to serve more customers.  The Town Council on Monday held a public hearing on the number of seats permitted in a restaurant in the Business A District. After no one from the public wished to comment, councilors amend...

  • Bath planners continue discussion about former hospital

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a request to develop 15 residential units at a former hospital at 9 Park St. The property – purchased more than a decade ago by the city as the Mid Coast Center for Higher Education, and sold to developer Robert Smith of Phippsbu...

  • Marijuana legalization vote all but certain in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Marijuana legalization has moved a step closer to a referendum question on the city's November ballot.  Supporters of legal, recreational pot submitted more than 1,500 signatures from like-minded city residents to the city clerk on Monday, July 14, after ho...

  • Scarborough road project to add crosswalk, islands

    SCARBOROUGH — New traffic islands and a crosswalk will be installed at the intersection of Hannaford and Wentworth drives starting July 22.  Construction in the area will last until Aug. 15, and is part of the new Wentworth School project to improve pedestrian access to the...

  • Former Bath Iron Works chief to receive museum's top award

    BATH — Bill Haggett, formerly president of Bath Iron Works and a former city councilor, is this year's recipient of the Maine Maritime Museum Mariners Award. The Washington Street museum presents the award each year "to an individual or organization that has made extraordinary contri...

  • Interim job holder on short list of Brunswick manager candidates

    BRUNSWICK — Interim Town Manager John Eldridge is one of six town manager applicants the Town Council intends to interview for the job. The six semifinalists were chosen from a field of 49 applicants, Council Chairman Benet Pols said Tuesday.  Several of the "signifi...

  • Freeport council 'accepts' physical fitness initiative

    FREEPORT — After facing issues over terminology at the Planning Board last month, the Freeport Active Living Plan was accepted Tuesday by the Town Council. The council, and members of the public, went back and forth on whether to "accept" or "receive" the document, which promote...

  • Falmouth to study restrictions on plastic shopping bags

    FALMOUTH — In response to requests from several residents, Falmouth is joining the ranks of towns considering limits on the use of plastic shopping bags. The Town Council on Monday referred the issue to the Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee, with a request that REAC submit reco...

  • Back to square one: Portland City Council to again weigh fate of downtown plaza

    PORTLAND — Congress Street resident Mark Audette expressed ambivalence about his surroundings July 10 while enjoying a coffee and newspaper in Congress Square. "I'm torn," he said. "I'm in favor of development. But I want to keep the park. It's a respite." Audette's statement ...