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  • Brunswick police station panel takes shape

    BRUNSWICK — Councilors added five residents to the police station subcommittee. Councilor Benet Pols, chairman of the appointments subcommittee, said three candidates were unanimously recommended and two others were recommended by votes of 2-1. Following the appointments subcommittee...

  • Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust enters 2nd quarter century

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is 25 years old and on the verge of a major capital campaign. President Tom Settlemire said the organization began in 1985 with six members who wanted to preserve a meadow. In the past quarter century, membership has grown to 914 families....

  • Brunswick councilors again endorse Brown for MRRA board

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors unanimously urged Gov.-elect Paul LePage to appoint Town Manager Gary Brown to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board of directors. "I support this fully," Councilor Margo Knight said, adding she is often approached by members of the publ...

  • Downtown Bath holds 'Old-Fashioned Christmas'

    BATH — "An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Bath," hosted by Main Street Bath, includes a large variety of events through New Year's Eve to encourage people to celebrate and shop downtown. Jennifer Geiger, director of Main Street Bath, said Monday that the old-fashioned element is a warm a...

  • Brunswick acknowledges Longfellow School discussions with Bowdoin College

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown announced what he called "the second worst-kept secret in Brunswick" Monday night: the town and Bowdoin College are discussing the sale or trade of Longfellow School. A letter from college Treasurer S. Catherine Longley, included in the Town C...

  • Topsham seeks public input on Androscoggin Riverwalk

    TOPSHAM — The design of the town's portion of the Androscoggin Riverwalk will be the focus of a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 13. The project will run from the northern end of the Androscoggin Pedestrian Swinging Bridge to the Summer Street sidewalk. It will ultimately allow safe ac...

  • Freeport Town Council seals deal for turf fields

    FREEPORT — Athletes, students and residents will have two new turf fields, an indoor arena and a Little League baseball field to use after the Town Council approved a final agreement with the Seacoast United Maine soccer club Tuesday night. In a deal that took nearly two years to sol...

  • Bath councilors reject proposal for twice-monthly meetings

    BATH — After weighing the idea of holding two regular meetings a month, the City Council chose last week to stick with one. The order to hold the regular meeting the first Wednesday of each month was part of the council's Dec. 1 consent agenda. Consent agendas are comprised of rout...

  • Presumpscot River bridge detour expected to upset Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100/26 bridge over the Presumpscot River and railroad tracks will be limited to vehicles weighing 22 tons or less for the next 11 months while a new bridge is completed. Heavy trucks will be rerouted through several Falmouth neighborhoods. "That bridge is ...

  • Teacher returns to Falmouth classroom with marijuana charge pending

    FALMOUTH — High school English teacher Mark Melnicove has returned to his classroom wth marijuana possession charges still pending. Melnicove, 58, was charged Nov. 1 after an unannounced police search of the high school parking lot allegedly discovered 2.4 grams of marijuana in his c... 9