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  • More retailers pull out of Brunswick strip malls

    BRUNSWICK — More retailers are leaving the shopping centers at Cook's Corner, adding to a string of already vacant spaces in the once-bustling shopping area.  To help reclaim some lost clients, WS Development, the company that owns one of the area's two plazas, is reaching ...

  • Scarborough voters must weigh $1M in bonds

    SCARBOROUGH — Two referendum questions on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to approve over $1 million in bonds. Residents will be asked to authorize borrowing up to $585,000 for the purchase of a new fire truck, and approximately $439,500 to conduct a town-wide property revalua...

  • Security increased after break-ins at shuttered Brunswick school

    BRUNSWICK — Police and school officials are increasing security at the closed Jordan Acres Elementary School after several break-ins at the building.  The Police Department is planning to conduct extra patrols in the area and frequently check the building in an attempt to c...

  • Topsham construction firm owned by Crooker family for 79 years sold to local investors

    TOPSHAM — Contractor Harry C. Crooker and Sons has been sold for an undisclosed price to its chief engineer and a group of local investors. The company announced the sale in a news release early Tuesday, noting that “the company remains locally owned and operated while retainin...

  • Veterans job fair next month in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The third annual Hiring Maine's Heroes job fair will be held Nov. 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Ave.  The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is open to the public, but the first hour is reserved for military veterans, service members and ...

  • Land trust aims to finish funding campaign

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is seeking new supporters to carry it through the final stage of a $7 million conservation effort.  Since 2011, the trust has secured more than $6 million in donations and grants, according to Executive Director Angela Twitchell,...

  • Bath soup kitchen reopens with new manager

    BATH — The city's soup kitchen, part of the the Bath Area Food Bank, has reopened with a new manager. Patti Silva of Bath, who was involved in starting an evening neighborhood cafe at the Neighborhood United Church of Christ at 150 Congress Ave., is running the kitchen, filling a vac...

  • Bath City Council contests draw 4 candidates

    BATH — Four City Council seats are up for grabs on Nov. 4, although only two of the elections are contested. Councilor Sean Paulhus of Middle Street and former Councilor James Omo of North Street are running for the at-large seat being vacated by Councilor Andrew Winglass. For...

  • Polling place bus service planned in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A special Election Day bus service will be offered to help get people to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  The Brunswick Explorer will make an additional stop at the polls at Brunswick Junior High School on Colombia Avenue in between its regular Parkview Hospital a...

  • Habitat homeowner looks forward to stability in Freeport

    FREEPORT — After moving eight times in last dozen years, Heidi Randall and her daughter Dylan have found a permanent home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. Although the two moved into the home at 1 Hummingbird Lane in July, a dedication ceremony was held Tuesday in...