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  • Pizza sales, elbow grease to aid Scarborough Land Trust

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust will hold a benefit Tuesday, April 28, at Otto Pizza, 125 John Roberts Road, South Portland.  A portion of all pizzas purchased from 5-9 p.m. will be donated to the trust. The land trust will also hold its annual spring clean-...

  • Daughtry, McCreight to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Reps. Matthea Daughtry, D-Brunswick, and Jay McCreight, D-Harpswell, will hold public office hours together Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-noon at Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe on Maine Street. McCreight is serving her first term in the House and represents Har...

  • Jury finds Kimball guilty of murder in North Yarmouth bee farm shooting

    PORTLAND — A Superior Court jury Wednesday found Yarmouth lobster fisherman Merrill Kimball guilty of murder in the Oct. 6, 2013, shooting death of a 63-year-old Georgetown man at a North Yarmouth bee farm. The jury issued its verdict in the early afternoon after deliberating roughly...

  • Brunswick board tables subdivision, OKs restaurant greenhouse

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board again tabled a proposal for a subdivision at the end of Boody Street on Tuesday night, but approved an amended final application for a greenhouse at Tao Yuan restaurant. The board had previously approved a sketch application for the Chamberlain Woo...

  • Into the woods: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust trains citizen foresters

    BRUNSWICK — Teachers, lawyers, a camp director and a state forester braved the melting snow and thick mud last Saturday to set up an environmental science plot at Crystal Spring Farm. The science workshop, hosted by the

  • Brunswick business pins hope on popularity of 'vaping'

    BRUNSWICK — While cigarette smokers looking to kick their tobacco habit are finding hope in the movement called “vaping," a new downtown business hopes to help them along. Portland residents Chantile and Lester Lacombe opened

  • Freeport on path to regulate use of disposable bags

    FREEPORT — On the eve of Portland's restrictions on disposable bags going into effect, town councilors on Tuesday voted unanimously for further review of their own prop...

  • Falmouth gets Habitat for Humanity proposal for 25 affordable homes

    FALMOUTH — Affordable housing in town took another step forward at Monday night's Town Council meeting, when Habitat for Humanity presented a 25-house proposal. No action was taken by the council, though councilors expressed interest in moving the project forward. Godfrey Wood...

  • Topsham selectmen send budget, tax hike to voters

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on April 9 unanimously approved next month's Town Meeting warrant, which includes the components making up the fiscal 2016 municipal budget. Residents will vote on the proposed $9 million spending plan, up 5.7 percent from this year, at Town Meeting W...

  • Portland minimum wage bill to get public hearing, vote

    PORTLAND — A public hearing on a proposed citywide minimum wage will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. in City Hall by the City Council Finance Committee. The committee chairman, Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., has said he expects the panel to vote on forwarding the ordinance to the full City...