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  • Bath cell tower discussion continues

    BATH — The Planning Board opted again Tuesday to continue its discussion of proposed ordinance language regulating wireless communications facilities. Discussion was primarily geared around the allowable height of cell towers above the average canopy of nearby trees, as well as wheth...

  • 'Rib-raising' fundraiser to be held in Bath

    BATH — A "rib-raising" party will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, to celebrate the second season of the reconstruction of a historic ship. The ribs raised this summer are preliminary pieces of what will become a to-scale version of the Virginia. The vessel was the first English ship built ...

  • Building swap between Brunswick, Bowdoin College becomes reality

    BRUNSWICK — After years of speculation and months of negotiation, the town and Bowdoin College will exchange the Longfellow School for the McLellan building. The swap will give the college extra space adjacent to its campus, and will provide the town with a modern municipal office, c...

  • For Tom Seymour, foraging is the way life should be

    BRUNSWICK — On the last day of general fishing season, Tom Seymour was not where he's been for as long as he can remember: out on the water. Instead, he was making a presentation about mushrooms to residents of the Thornton Oaks retirement community. If Seymour, a 64-year old ...

  • 3 candidates compete for 2 seats on Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — This year's Board of Selectmen election has three candidates for two seats. Two incumbents, James Trusiani and Ronald Riendeau, both of Main Street, are being challenged by David Douglass Jr. of Foreside Road. David Douglass Jr. Douglass, 38...

  • Brunswick School Board at-large election draws 2 candidates

    BRUNSWICK — While two sitting School Board members are expecting easy victories in uncontested re-election bids this November, that's not the case in the race for an at-large seat. Incumbent Jack Jones is challenged by first-time candidate William Thompson. With varied backgro...

  • Japanese restaurant to replace O'Shea's in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — It's been less than a month since O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina closed, but renovations are already underway for a new restaurant to take its place at 94 Maine St. The owners of the Mediterranean Grill in Freeport are planning to open Aki, a Japanese featuring s...

  • Search on for new Freeport town manager

    FREEPORT — Dale C. Olmstead Jr. will retire next April after 30 years as town manager. Olmstead said he has planned to retire at 62, and will reach that age in March 2012. He became town manager in 1982. Town Council Chairman Jim Cassida said Olmstead's early announcement is h...

  • Portland panel floats ban on plastic shopping bags

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee will discuss a possible ban on disposable plastic shopping bags and requiring businesses to charge a fee for paper bags provided to customers. The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Committee on Thursday will hear a presentation from the

  • Leadership changes as Falmouth library eyes future

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Memorial Library is regrouping and getting new leadership after the failure of a June referendum that would have moved the library to the former Lunt School building on Lunt Road. The library's executive director, Lynda Sudlow, announced Monday night at the librar...