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  • Museum acquires Homer land in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Portland Museum of Art has acquired and will permanently protect the land surrounding the Winslow Homer Studio in Prouts Neck.  The acquisition of the 0.57-acre waterfront property, in partnership with the Prouts Neck Association and the Scarborough L...

  • Harpswell selectmen stay out of dock dispute

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen took no action Sept. 4 on a request to reconsider approval of a wharf at the center of a dispute between two Gun Point neighbors.  Selectmen voted unanimously to leave the matter, after more than an hour of comments from people on both sid...

  • Brunswick town manager candidates respond to questions

    BRUNSWICK — Two finalists hoping to fill the vacant town manager's office were grilled at two public question-and-answer sessions in the last week. Brunswick Finance Director and interim Town Manager John Eldridge, and Presque Isle City Manager Jim Bennett, were selected by the Town ...

  • Harpswell selectmen delay decision on EMS changes

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen put off a decision on whether to implement changes in the town's EMS system, in favor of further discussion of the recommendations in a workshop later this month.  Some of the suggestions contained in a report generated by town staff have ...

  • Brunswick Landing to launch tech incubator

    BRUNSWICK — An incubator for burgeoning technology companies was featured in a ceremonial wall-breaking ceremony held at Brunswick Landing. TechPlace, a shared office and manufacturing space being constructed in a former aircraft hanger and maintenance shop, is being billed as an cri...

  • Mid Coast United Way reduces expectations

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine on Tuesday launched an annual fundraising campaign that is slightly less ambitious than last year, when it failed to meet its goal. This year's goal of just under $1.92 million is down from the goal of $1.93 million a year ago. But if the g...

  • Bath retirement home to hold fundraiser

    BATH — The Plant Memorial Home retirement community will hold its 10th annual "End of Summer Gala" fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, with proceeds to support the home's charitable assisted living program. The event will be held at the 97-year-old home at 1 Washington St. from 6-9 p.m...

  • Driver dies in 1-vehicle Chebeague Island crash

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A fatal car accident occurred on the island Sept. 8 when a truck hit a utility pole. The driver was Stephen Hamilton, 68, of Gorham. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Hamilton "failed to negotiate a curve" which resulted in his truck strikin...

  • Yarmouth seeks input at 'Planapalooza'

    YARMOUTH — The town's Planapalooza begins Sept. 17 and runs through Sept. 22, with events and workshops each day. The town planning event gives residents the chance to attend presentations led by a consulting firm and Town Planner Vanessa Farr. Topics will include business devel...

  • Senate District 25 candidates politely disagree in 1st forum

    GRAY — A question-and-answer session Tuesday night at Town Hall gave the two state Senate District 25 candidates named Cathy their first opportunity to meet each other. Falmouth Democrat Cathy Breen and Gray Republican Cathy Manchester answered questions submitted ahead of time ...