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  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council sends $4M library renovation plan to voters

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After defeating a referendum in 2012, voters will have a chance in November to approve a more modest renovation plan for Thomas Memorial Library. The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved the plan, which will ask residents to borrow $4 million for the project. ...

  • Eye of the beholder in South Portland

    Jonah O'Donnell and Sam Kelly, both 5 and from South Portland, examine work in the student art tent at the 35th annual Art in the Park at Mill Creek in South Portland on Saturday, Aug. 9. Along with the work by city students, more than 170 professional artists and crafters displayed their work du...

  • Brunswick joining program to track wanderers

    BRUNSWICK — Families of people with conditions like autism or Alzheimer's disease will soon have access to a new tool to safeguard loved ones who wander off alone.  Thanks to a $2,000 donation from resident Ben McDorr, the Brunswick Police Department is going to join the nationa...

  • Bath councilor resigns to head downtown boosters

    BATH — Ward 3 City Councilor Carolyn Lockwood will step down at the end of the month to become director of Main Street Bath. Lockwood is resigning to avoid a potential conflict of interest between her new job and her council duties, she said in an Aug. 8 letter to fellow councilors.

  • Off-duty health-care worker talks Brunswick man off bridge

    BRUNSWICK — A 29-year-old Brunswick man climbed onto the railing of the Frank J. Wood Bridge on Monday night and threatened to jump into the Androscoggin River before he was convinced by an off-duty Sweetser crisis worker to seek mental health treatment. “He didn&rsqu...

  • Scarborough likely to add Old Orchard Beach emergency dispatch

    SCARBOROUGH — The town of Old Orchard Beach is on track to begin using Scarborough's emergency dispatch service in 2015. Scarborough town councilors are expected to approve an agreement on Aug. 20 that would require Old Orchard Beach to pay for additional dispatch personnel and ...

  • South Portland panel to study Knightville traffic, parking

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Problems with parking and traffic in Knightville will get a close look from a new city committee. In their first meeting on Aug. 19, the committee of four business owners and five Knightville residents, appointed by Assistant City Manager Jon Jennings, will weig...

  • Fair-ly spectacular in Topsham

    The 160th Topsham Fair comes to a traditional climax Saturday night, Aug. 10, with fireworks over the fairgrounds.

  • Back to school: SAD 75 to start planning new or remodeled Topsham building

    TOPSHAM — With Mt. Ararat High School ranked seventh this spring on a state construction funding list, School Administrative District 75 goes back to school this year with some planning to do. A district Building Committee will soon choose an architect, who will determine whether the...

  • Brunswick gets first look at zoning overhaul

    BRUNSWICK — An overhaul of the town's zoning ordinance is being reviewed by stakeholders from town boards and committees before heading to several rounds of public forums starting next month. The new ordinance was unveiled in a presentation to the public two weeks ago. Th...