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  • Cumberland refuge a sanctuary for birds, people

    CUMBERLAND — Parrots were a source of love and comfort for Nancy Tims long before they took over her life and most of the rooms in her house. Tims, who started Seymour’s Bird Refuge in 2000, moved most of her large flock to a handsome wood building on Route 100 last fall. 1

  • Harpswell incumbent faces 2 opponents for seats on SAD 75 board

    HARPSWELL — Three women – a Realtor, a retiree, and a TV assistant/spiritual counselor – are competing for two seats on the board of School Administrative District 75. Incumbent Jane Meisenbach, who has served on the School Board for the past six years, is being challenge...

  • Window of opportunity

    David Wilson of Harpswell digs clams in Quahog Bay on Feb. 17. He and a small group of diggers cut through the ice at low water after the bay was reopened for digging after many years of closure because of bacterial pollution. According to Darcie Couture of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, ...

  • Corrections

    Last week's Page 1 story, "3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire," incorrectly identified Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson. Another Page 1 story, "'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget," should not have referred to a proposed pre-school program as "day care...

  • Film studio proposal for South Portland armory may be in jeopardy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Negotiations between the city and a potential tenant for for the former National Guard Armory have apparently reached the final stage. But whether an agreement will be reached remains unclear. Both sides are expressing frustration with the length and direction of the...

  • South Portland schools brace for influx of special ed students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Schools are preparing for an influx of special education students next year, according to the superintendent. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the district anticipates four times as many kindergarten students with special needs will enter the school syste...

  • Brunswick police station panel addresses transparency, public information

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee met Tuesday to determine how best to address people who claim the group has not been transparent enough or made enough information publicly available. The committee was formed in December in response to opposition to the site selection proc...

  • Dead River donates to 'Share the Warmth'

    SCARBOROUGH — Dead River Co. announced this week that it has partnered with the United Way of Greater Portland to match donations collected from people and businesses to provide fuel assistance to needy people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The program, called Share the Warmth,...

  • Restaurant opening a milestone for South Portland plaza

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeff Applegate has vacationed in southern Maine for the last 20 years. Two years ago, Applegate, who owns three restaurants, started making plans to move to the area from Champaign, Ill. "Originally, it was my idea of semi-retiring to Maine and opening a resta...

  • Open space management plan takes shape in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission, working as the Town Council-appointed Green Space and Greenbelt Management Plan Committee, is making progress as it documents every parcel of open space in town and the potential uses.  The committee has been working with Councilor J...