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  • Cost proves problematic for proposed Brunswick recreation area

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday tabled a plan for managing 66 acres of wildlife habitat and open space in east Brunswick that could cost nearly $2 million to fully implement. The Capt. William A. Fitzgerald USN Recreation and Conservation Area, off Old Bath Road, com...

  • South Portland eyes 'green' capital improvements

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Manager Jim Gailey presented the City Council with an overview of the fiscal 2016 capital improvement plan budget that for the first time includes three ...

  • Protect South Portland wins environmental award

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Protect South Portland received the Judy Bond Memorial Award for its effort to curb the transfer of tar sands within the city via Portland Pipe Line Corp.'s infrastructure. The award was presented March 15 at the 28th annual Local Environmental Action Conference...

  • South Portland High School ecology efforts earn award

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland High School ecology program recently received ecomaine's eco-Excellence Award for efforts to initiate and maintain a recycling and composting service at the high school. The program helps to divert nearly nine tons of waste each year from the ...

  • Brunswick train barn permit going to DEP hearing

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection next week will hold a public meeting on a storm-water permit needed for a proposed Amtrak train layover facility. The hearing – to be held at the Brunswick Country Club, 165 River Road, on Wednesday, March 25 – ...

  • Improved Bath Food Pantry to open in April

    BATH — The Bath Food Pantry, a longtime staple for community members in need, plans to open in a new location within the same building next month. And thanks to the help of people like Steve Vachon and his electrical technology students at the Bath Regional Career & Technical Cen...

  • Portland police probe armed robbery attempt on Congress Street

    PORTLAND — Police said a man threatened a clerk with a handgun at the Gulf Mart at 754 Congress St. on Tuesday night, but fled without taking any money. Lt. James Sweatt said the suspect entered the store around 10:25 p.m. and demanded cash, and then fled on foot on Neal Street. No c...

  • Bath arts center to stage performing arts camp

    BATH — Some people can sing, others can act, and others can dance. The Chocolate Church Arts Center's "Triple Threat" camp will teach you to do all three. Registration is open for the April 20-24 performing arts camp, geared toward students from age 10-13. Space is limited to ...

  • Harpswell voters OK $4.5M budget, Cedar Beach fees

    HARPSWELL — Town Meeting on March 14 approved a $4.5 million budget, paying a share of Cedar Beach Road legal fees, a raise for the road commissioner, and the sale of the West Harpswell School. Harpswell's total appropriations – including the municipal budget (up 1.8 percent), ...

  • Navy tug in Bath

    U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Reginald Glover helps Kenneth and Royce Kirk, ages 5 and 4, respectively, wearing red, during the Blarney Days tug-o-war on March 14 in Bath.