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  • Local optometrist publishes first novel

    BRUNSWICK — What would drive an optometrist to write a novel? For Brian Daniels, the answer is: his patients. "I am blessed with having a constant parade of interesting people that come through my office every day," he said. "Some of the most interesting patients who have come...

  • Topsham to post roads March 15

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously March 3 to allow the town's public works director to post any roads as he sees fit in order to limit heavy vehicle loads, and to issue permits of exception and revoke permits if necessary. Tad Hunter, the acting public works director...

  • Bath goes green with 3rd annual Blarney Days

    BATH — It's time to don your green apparel and join in as the City of Ships celebrates one week as the "City of the Irish." The third annual Bath Blarney Days begins March 10 and runs through St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Bath restaurants will offer discounts and Irish-themed i...

  • South Portland, dispatchers agree to contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After more than three years in the making, city officials and emergency dispatchers have come to terms on an employment contract. The negotiations began in 2007 when South Portland and Portland agreed to consolidate their public safety dispatch services to comply wit...

  • Ice arena proposed for former Brunswick Navy base

    BRUNSWICK — As the assistant coach of the Brunswick High School girls ice hockey team and the father of two hockey-playing children, Mark Wild has done some extreme things for the sake of the sport. He is routinely on the ice at 4:45 a.m. alongside 20 or so adolescent girls. He has d...

  • Maine releases school building priorities, but not funding

    AUGUSTA — School projects in South Portland, Bath, Topsham and Portland were among the top 20 priorities for school construction funds from the state. But how much money, if any, will be available for those projects is unclear. The Department of Education released a priority l...

  • Falmouth crews battle two fires in 16 minutes

    FALMOUTH — Two fires about five miles apart Tuesday evening decimated a home and a garage and car, as fire and emergency crews rushed around Falmouth battling the blazes. At 6:36 p.m. the first call came in from a homeowner on Whitney Farm Way. When firefighters arrived, a garage was...

  • Cumberland budget may see slight decrease

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed fiscal 2012 municipal budget is 0.27 percent less than that of the current year, and taxes on the municipal side may also be slightly down next year. The nearly $8 million draft fiscal 2012 budget, down nearly $22,000 from this year, goes before the Town Cou...

  • North Yarmouth seeks residents' input on library, rec costs

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is asking for feedback from residents regarding a proposed community service agreement for next year with Cumberland. North Yarmouth pays Cumberland for library and recreation services, and could end up pitching in for park use next year as well. An a...

  • New owners of Portland's Eastland Hotel announce partner

    PORTLAND — RockBridge Capital, the new owner of the Eastland Park Hotel, announced last week their partner in the acquisition is New Castle Hotel & Resorts. New Castle, based in Shelton, Conn., owns and operates 30 hotels in the United States and Canada, including the Hilton Gard...