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  • Church offers workshop on funeral planning

    YARMOUTH — The First Parish Congregational Church will host a free workshop on Sunday, April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on funeral planning. The workshop will cove...

  • Yarmouth CAN to hold community forum

    YARMOUTH — There will be a community forum on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the North Yarmouth Academy Middle School to learn more about Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors and its work ov...

  • South Portland extends tax break for Fairchild

    Move comes as National Semiconductor agrees to buyout by Texas Instruments SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a more than 10-year extension to a tax break for Fairchild Semiconductor. The move comes during a time of flux for the city's semicondu...

  • Cuba Week celebrates Brunswick-Trinidad relationship

    BRUNSWICK — Cuban films, food, and festivities are coming to town for the annual Cuba Week celebration organized by the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association. "This should be fun," said Genie Wheelwright, head of the association. "We just want people to realize we have a sister ...

  • Revised RSU 1 budget proposal retains more jobs

    BATH — After proposing a fiscal 2012 budget last week with more than a dozen jobs at jeopardy, Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth on Monday offered an option to save a few of those positions. A potential $1.1 million loss of state and federal revenue would co...

  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College near deal for swapping property

    BRUNSWICK — The town and Bowdoin College are edging closer to swapping ownership of the Longfellow School and the McLellan building on Noble and Union Streets. The two buildings were among several discussed by the Town Council on Monday night. No votes were taken, but councilors dete...

  • City, investors reach agreement for film studio at South Portland armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The on-again, off-again effort to bring a film production studio to the former Maine Army National Guard Armory is officially on again. Although neither side would release details, representatives of both the city and the sound-stage investors said they have successf...

  • SAD 75 budget could decline by almost $600K, with taxes flat

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is proposing a fiscal 2012 budget of $34.2 million, a reduction of nearly $594,000 from this year. The budget includes $13.7 million of state subsidy, a reduction of $1.1 million from fiscal 2011. SAD 75 is offsetting part of that loss with...

  • Food trucks expand the Brunswick Mall menu

    BRUNSWICK — Food carts are popping up on street corners around the country, and Brunswick is no exception. While hot dogs have always been standard fare on the Mall thanks to Danny's Dogs, this year outdoor diners will have a wealth of culinary options, ranging from burritos to Asian...

  • Portland company to manage inn at Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — The developers of Maine Street Station announced this week that they have selected The Olympia Cos. of Portland to manage the new Inn at Brunswick Station. "It was important to us to choose a local organization,” said J. Hilary Rockett, president of JHR Development....