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  • Navy to sell remaining Brunswick base land to redevelopment authority

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has reached an agreement with the U.S. Navy for acquisition of the remaining property on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Approximately 1,100 acres will be transferred to MRRA over the next few months. Instead of...

  • Council confirms site of future Brunswick police station

    Longfellow School rezoning heads to public hearing BRUNSWICK — If a new police station is built anywhere in town, it will be at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. The Town Council on Monday unanimously reaffirmed its intention to put the police station there, endin...

  • Public access to Harpswell beaches further restricted

    HARPSWELL — Access to Cedar and Robinhood beaches on Bailey Island, once tricky, is now all but impossible. For three weeks, the path leading to both the little and big beaches on the north end of Bailey has been blocked off with a chain and no-trespassing sign. Charles and Sally Abr...

  • Residents respond as Harpswell weighs streetlight changes

    HARPSWELL — Residents are serious about their streetlights, and their safety. That was the message about 60 of them conveyed to the Board of Selectmen Sept. 15 during a public hearing on streetlight removals. The town's Energy Committee has proposed adding, moving or removing ...

  • Rules take shape for Bath cell towers

    BATH — Proposed ordinance language regulating wireless communications facilities may go to the City Council in November, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. The Planning Board discussed the language Tuesday. Upham said he plans to work further on the document, and the board may vo...

  • Brunswick oil company offers solar option

    BRUNSWICK — First they offered coal and firewood. Then they switched to propane and oil. Now Downeast Energy is offering its customers a solar option through a new partnership with Portland-based ReVision Energy. Although Downeast isn't shifting away from its foundation in home heat...

  • BIW secures nearly $2B contract for 2 destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works' parent company and the U.S. Navy have signed the final construction contract for the second and third ships in a line of DDG-1000 destroyers. General Dynamics and the Navy reached agreement in July on the price and major terms for the Zumwalt-class vessels, ...

  • UPDATE: Incumbent Freeport town councilor could be off November ballot

    FREEPORT — At-large Town Councilor Rich DeGrandpre could lose his place on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Town Council will decide if more than 70 of DeGrandpre's 112 nominating signatures are invalid, after residents Peter and Sandra Thompson of 7 Byram Ave. challenged the papers on Tuesday... 1

  • Cumberland planners OK 58-lot housing project

    CUMBERLAND — A 58-lot housing project proposed for the center of town received unanimous major subdivision approval Tuesday from the Planning Board. Bateman Partners of Portland plans to develop the 40.7-acre Doane property into a mix of single-family and duplex homes. The project is...

  • Maine towns seek train horn 'quiet zones' in advance of expanded Downeaster service

    CUMBERLAND — The extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland to Brunswick will increase connectivity between the two communities, and possibly generate tourism revenue for the area. But the new line, which is scheduled to be completed in fall 2012, may also bring additional ... 1