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  • South Portland finds money for stop-gap repairs to Liberty Ship Memorial

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Today, Bug Light Park is home to a grassy field leading up to the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. But during World War II, a colossal shipyard buzzed with thousands of workers who built 236 Liberty Ships between 1941 and 1945. In 2001, the Liberty Ship Memoria...

  • $5M grant will help train Brunswick workers

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a nearly $5 million grant to Coastal Counties Workforce to train 300 unemployed high-tech workers. The grant is intended to help businesses at Brunswick Landing hire local workers instead of relying on foreign workers using visas, ...

  • Town Council candidates court Scarborough Republicans

    SCARBOROUGH — Only three of the six town councilor candidates were able to attend an informal forum Tuesday with the Republican Committee, but those three vied for the GOP's support in the upcoming election. Paul Andriulli and James Benedict, who attended the round-table meeting, are...

  • Crash wreaks havoc on South Portland home

    Exterior damage is evident Monday after an allegedly drunken driver drove into an apartment building at 171-173 Cottage Road, at the intersection with South Richland Street, early Sunday morning, Oct. 2. According to a police report, Thomas Wiley, 19, of South Portland, tried to turn on to South ...

  • Bath cell tower discussion continues

    BATH — The Planning Board opted again Tuesday to continue its discussion of proposed ordinance language regulating wireless communications facilities. Discussion was primarily geared around the allowable height of cell towers above the average canopy of nearby trees, as well as wheth...

  • 'Rib-raising' fundraiser to be held in Bath

    BATH — A "rib-raising" party will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, to celebrate the second season of the reconstruction of a historic ship. The ribs raised this summer are preliminary pieces of what will become a to-scale version of the Virginia. The vessel was the first English ship built ...

  • Building swap between Brunswick, Bowdoin College becomes reality

    BRUNSWICK — After years of speculation and months of negotiation, the town and Bowdoin College will exchange the Longfellow School for the McLellan building. The swap will give the college extra space adjacent to its campus, and will provide the town with a modern municipal office, c...

  • For Tom Seymour, foraging is the way life should be

    BRUNSWICK — On the last day of general fishing season, Tom Seymour was not where he's been for as long as he can remember: out on the water. Instead, he was making a presentation about mushrooms to residents of the Thornton Oaks retirement community. If Seymour, a 64-year old ...

  • 3 candidates compete for 2 seats on Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — This year's Board of Selectmen election has three candidates for two seats. Two incumbents, James Trusiani and Ronald Riendeau, both of Main Street, are being challenged by David Douglass Jr. of Foreside Road. David Douglass Jr. Douglass, 38...

  • Brunswick School Board at-large election draws 2 candidates

    BRUNSWICK — While two sitting School Board members are expecting easy victories in uncontested re-election bids this November, that's not the case in the race for an at-large seat. Incumbent Jack Jones is challenged by first-time candidate William Thompson. With varied backgro...