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  • Judge sides with Bath planners on business park road decision

    BATH — A Sagadahoc County Superior Court judge has affirmed the Planning Board's decision concerning the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton's Sept. 28 written decision followed a hearing on the matter three weeks earlier. At issue were waivers the Plann...

  • 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

  • Downeaster depot takes shape in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Platform construction is underway in advance of Amtrak Downeaster rail service, which is expected to begin in November 2012. Cement for the train platform is being poured and discussions regarding the location of a start-up train station are in progress. The platfor...

  • New businesses fill former car dealership in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A former car dealership building at 183 Route 1 is fully leased after being on the market for approximately four months. The building, owned by the Waldron Group, which also owns the Bangor Savings Bank building at 215 U.S. Route 1, will be occupied by a variety of busines...

  • Nonprofit proposes affordable senior housing for Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A proposal to build an affordable, independent senior housing development on two acres of town-owned land will be unveiled next week at a neighborhood meeting. Margaret Downing, president of Yarmouth Senior Housing, a private, nonprofit corporation that owns Bartlett Circl...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on transportation, energy policy

    Fourth in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on issues facing the city. PORTLAND — Mayoral candidates this week offered their ideas to improve the city's public transportation system, which many called inconvenient, unreliable and inefficient. 1

  • Economics force Brunswick's Frontier Cafe to make changes

    BRUNSWICK — A well-known local restaurant and arts venue is entering its sixth year in business with changes it hopes will provide a financial boost. Over the next month, Frontier Cafe-Cinema-Gallery...

  • Art, building on display in Falmouth

    Laura Fuller, a stained glass artist from Portland, arranges one of her pieces Monday in preparation for a show Friday at the Benchmark Real Estate and Cornerstone Building & Restoration building, 308 Foreside Road, Falmouth. The Oct. 7 show, from 5-7 p.m., features local artists and furnitur...

  • Colleges counselors pick Portland for conference

    PORTLAND — The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers announced this week it has selected Portland for its annual conference, scheduled for June 4-6, 2012. More than 400 college and university career counselors and recruiters are expected to attend the conference at the Holida...

  • Portland City Council pecks away at petition process, relaxes chicken rules

    PORTLAND — There was lots of clucking at Monday's night City Council meeting, but not about a proposal to relax rules governing back-yard chickens. Those changes, which reduced the distance required between chicken coops and neighboring buildings from 25 feet to 10 feet, passed unani...