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  • Brunswick fire consumes Red Cross disaster fund

    BRUNSWICK — Response to last week's fire at 84 Union St. all but depleted the local Red Cross disaster relief fund. The Mid-Coast chapter of the organization had to draw from other accounts to assist the 17 tenants who were displaced when the 12-unit building caught fire Feb. 16, Exe...

  • Tax increase looms for Bath-area school district

    BATH — Faced with a potential loss of more than $1 million in state subsidies, Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth and his staff are looking for ways to mitigate a large tax increase in fiscal 2012. Preliminary numbers indicate the school district could lose mo...

  • Freeport athletic field plans may include $3M bond

    FREEPORT — Members of the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors will work with the Athletic and Recreational Facilities Advisory Committee and the Freeport Fields and Trails Committee over the next three weeks to create a unified vision for athletic fields and trails. The two com... 1

  • Falmouth independent book seller turns the final page

    FALMOUTH — After consolidating and moving, and trying to survive by selling used books, Books, Etc. will close its doors for the final time Feb. 28. Owner Allan Schmid said he doesn't know if the business will re-open anywhere else. Books, Etc. opened in the early 1970s on Exc...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham School Board identifies 2012 budget priorities

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors identified six budget priorities for fiscal year 2012 and will formally begin its budget process on Tuesday, March 22. Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh said the proposed priorities are estimated to cost $625,000, bu...

  • Down-East Village Restaurant to close, but Yarmouth motel continues

    YARMOUTH — The Down-East Village Restaurant has been serving Maine comfort food like crab au gratin, lobster rolls and fried clams for nearly 60 years. But owners Ed and Sue Ferrell have decided it is time to hand over the keys and lease the space to a couple formerly from Massachuse...

  • Sale of Eastland Park Hotel in Portland is imminent

    PORTLAND — A Columbus, Ohio-based investment company plans to buy the Eastland Park Hotel by the end of this month. RockBridge Capital, a partner in RB Portland LLC, has the 241-room hotel under contract from the current owner, Portland Hotel Associates. RockBridge is expected to mak...

  • Cumberland council to dig through rules for gravel pits, water removal

    CUMBERLAND — Changes to the town's gravel and water extraction ordinance will be among items discussed at a Town Council public hearing on Monday, Feb. 28. The council in November enacted a 180-day moratorium on new applications for gravel pits and water extraction sites. The tempora...

  • Falmouth Memorial Library welcomes new children's librarian

    FALMOUTH — Will Brown is the newest face at the Falmouth Memorial Library. Brown took over as the new children's librarian three weeks ago and has already done a Valentine's Day-themed craft day for young children and has plans for a  technology week event for teenagers to discu...

  • Fresh Air in Falmouth: Local family shares Maine winter with inner-city child

    FALMOUTH — Lakirah McPhail's favorite thing about Falmouth is how quiet it is. "It's so loud where I live," she said. "There's gun shots all the time." McPhail, 12, lives in an apartment with her grandmother, brothers and sisters, and several cousins, in Manhattan. She is in s...