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  • I in the sky

    Traffic on Route 26/100 in Falmouth, near the Portland city line, was interrupted last week while an 85-foot I-beam was unloaded at the Falmouth Railroad Bridge. The 834-foot bridge, left, which crosses the Presumpscot River and a portion of the Pan Am rail line, was built in 1932 and is being repla...

  • Correction

    The Dec. 23 story "Preschool an option for new Falmouth Elementary School" should have said Tier 1 spots would be offered to students and staff and Tier 2 spots would go to town employees. Other Falmouth residents would not be eligible for the service.

  • King, Favreau lead Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously re-elected At-Large Councilor Joanne King as chairwoman. Councilors also elected District 5 Councilor Gerald Favreau as vice chairman. He replaces At-Large Councilor Deborah Atwood. Councilors David Watson, Benjamin Tucker and...

  • Portland council nominates Finnigan as acting city manager

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 16, will vote to appoint Assistant City Manager Patricia Finnigan as the acting city manager. Finnigan, who started as assistant manager in 2007 after being Auburn's city manager for 13 years, will take over from City Manager Joe Gray, w...

  • Mid-Coast communities tackle fitness challenge

    BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA is joining forces with People Plus in Brunswick and New England Medical Fitness in Topsham to help people shed weight and get in better shape. The 2011 Tri City Fitness Challenge will run for 12 weeks starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Mid Co...

  • Brunswick legislators to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Local legislators will hold office hours at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 8. People can speak with Brunswick Democrats Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, Rep. Charlie Priest and Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, and Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich,...

  • Harpswell eyes proposed budget of more than $4M

    Initial committee changes to budget requests in Harpswell showed little overall increase in the municipal budget this year. Treasurer Marguerite Kelly said an overall increase of nearly $39,000 resulted in an LD1-compliant budget with about a 2 percent increase in salaries, meeting the Boa...

  • Freeport council balks at $36K request from chamber

    FREEPORT — Although the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce asked the Town Council for $36,000 to support the organization and help maintain an executive direct...

  • Falmouth Land Trust moves to protect 87 acres along Piscataqua River

    FALMOUTH — Thanks to an award of just under $250,000 from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, the Falmouth Land Trust is moving forward with a plan to protect 87 acres of lush forest along the Piscataqua River, adding to more than 100 acres already protected in the area.

  • Cold message about global warming

    The Natural Resources Council of Maine staged its annual Polar Plunge at noon Dec. 31, 2010, at Portland's East End Beach. The fundraiser and global warming awareness event attracted almost 100 hearty souls who dashed briefly into the frigid waters of Casco Bay.