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  • Japanese restaurant to replace O'Shea's in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — It's been less than a month since O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina closed, but renovations are already underway for a new restaurant to take its place at 94 Maine St. The owners of the Mediterranean Grill in Freeport are planning to open Aki, a Japanese featuring s...

  • Search on for new Freeport town manager

    FREEPORT — Dale C. Olmstead Jr. will retire next April after 30 years as town manager. Olmstead said he has planned to retire at 62, and will reach that age in March 2012. He became town manager in 1982. Town Council Chairman Jim Cassida said Olmstead's early announcement is h...

  • Leadership changes as Falmouth library eyes future

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Memorial Library is regrouping and getting new leadership after the failure of a June referendum that would have moved the library to the former Lunt School building on Lunt Road. The library's executive director, Lynda Sudlow, announced Monday night at the librar...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "Picking Portland's Mayor: The candidates on strengthening neighborhoods," should have said Charles Bradgon is not enrolled in a political party.

  • Judge sides with Bath planners on business park road decision

    BATH — A Sagadahoc County Superior Court judge has affirmed the Planning Board's decision concerning the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton's Sept. 28 written decision followed a hearing on the matter three weeks earlier. At issue were waivers the Plann...

  • Portland panel floats ban on plastic shopping bags

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee will discuss a possible ban on disposable plastic shopping bags and requiring businesses to charge a fee for paper bags provided to customers. The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Committee on Thursday will hear a presentation from the

  • Downeaster depot takes shape in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Platform construction is underway in advance of Amtrak Downeaster rail service, which is expected to begin in November 2012. Cement for the train platform is being poured and discussions regarding the location of a start-up train station are in progress. The platfor...

  • New businesses fill former car dealership in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A former car dealership building at 183 Route 1 is fully leased after being on the market for approximately four months. The building, owned by the Waldron Group, which also owns the Bangor Savings Bank building at 215 U.S. Route 1, will be occupied by a variety of busines...

  • Nonprofit proposes affordable senior housing for Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A proposal to build an affordable, independent senior housing development on two acres of town-owned land will be unveiled next week at a neighborhood meeting. Margaret Downing, president of Yarmouth Senior Housing, a private, nonprofit corporation that owns Bartlett Circl...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on transportation, energy policy

    Fourth in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on issues facing the city. PORTLAND — Mayoral candidates this week offered their ideas to improve the city's public transportation system, which many called inconvenient, unreliable and inefficient. 1