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  • Bath Heritage Days returns for 43rd year

    BATH — Downtown will become party central, offering a variety of activities for all ages, when the 43rd annual Bath Heritage Days arrives next weekend. The four-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2, with the launching of Smokey's Greatest Show and Carnival, live entertainme...

  • Topsham high school rebuilding project seeks committee members

    TOPSHAM — A building committee involved in the renovation or reconstruction of Mt. Ararat High School is seeking members for various subcommittees. School Administrative District 75 has applied for state school construction funding since 1999, and its high school ranked seventh last ...

  • Legislature's vote could restore aid to Portland asylum seekers

    PORTLAND — The city got some encouraging financial news from Augusta heading into Wednesday's City Council vote on a $221 million budget. By a 81-63 vote, the Maine House approved an amendment to provide two years of General Assistance to immigrants seeking asylum. On June 19, the am...

  • Falmouth 'birding by ear' a hit with visually impaired Mainers

    FALMOUTH — We see them flying, perching on telephone lines, and nesting in trees. It seems everywhere we go, no matter what the season, birds are all around us. But if you listen, can you tell them apart? And what if that was your only way to identify them? A recent partnershi...

  • Progress on McAuley zone in Portland, as 'Midtown' project stalls

    PORTLAND — A verbal agreement between neighbors and developers could ease tensions over development on Stevens Avenue. The compromise to reduce the number of housing units at the proposed McAuley Woods comes as developers of the Somerset Street site known as Midtown face a potential ...

  • Falmouth police suspect spillover from Portland car break-ins

    FALMOUTH —  A series of car burglaries along the Portland border have police asking residents to lock their cars and report suspicious activity after dark. The break-ins, which have mostly occurred off Allen Avenue near Ledgewood Drive, have all happened late at...

  • Cumberland County district attorney wants Portland landlord to accept plea deal after fatal fire

    PORTLAND — Accept a plea agreement, or possibly face prosecution. Those are the choices facing landlord Gregory Nisbet, Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson said Monday. "We feel he is at least partially responsible for the deaths of those six young people," ...

  • Portland proposals advance for minimum wage increase

    PORTLAND — Efforts to enact minimum or "livable" wage ordinances in the city will progress next month and possibly Nov. 3. A bill that would have banned municipalities from setting their own minimum wages failed in the Maine House Monday by a 83-60 vote. The bill, requested by Gov. P...

  • Falmouth prepares for Hat Trick Drive improvements

    FALMOUTH — The town has hired Scott Dugas Trucking & Excavating to begin long-anticipated construction work on Hat Trick Drive. Town Manager Nathan Poore said three bids came in, ranging from $468,000 to $545,000, and Dugas' was "the low b...

  • 'Seeds sown, weeds to pull': Portland memorial decries racism, violence

    PORTLAND — An estimated 1,300 people gathered at Merrill Auditorium on Monday to honor the victims of the June 17 shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The "Lift Every Voice and Sing" service organized by the city, the Portland branch of the NAACP, Portland&r...