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  • Fire consumes South Portland garage, damages home

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Hamilton Street family was eating dinner Wednesday night when a fire of unknown origin erupted in the two-car garage attached to their home, according to a Fire Department official. The family escaped to safety, along with their dog, and called 911 at 7:12 p.m. Thi...

  • Town elections uncontested in Cape Elizabeth; Swift-Kayatta won't seek re-election to council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barring any write-in candidates, the Town Council and School Board elections will be uncontested in November. Two first-time candidates are on the ballot for the School Board, while a town government veteran has decided not to seek re-election. Councilor Anne ...

  • Cape panel to examine seasonal home rental issues

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents who offer their homes for short-term rentals may face regulations or restrictions because of complaints by neighbors about noise and excess traffic. The Town Council on Sept. 12 unanimously sent the issue to the Ordinance Committee to discuss potential sol...

  • Conservationists plan 2nd attack on invasive reed in Scarborough Marsh

    SCARBOROUGH — Starting this month, a coalition of conservationists will began the second round in a three-year plan to combat an invasive reed in Scarborough Marsh. A strand of phragmites australis, which is native to Europe, has become a pervasive pest in the marsh, spreading quick...

  • Sagadahoc EMA to hold Topsham exercise

    TOPSHAM — The Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency will hold a full-scale exercise at The Highlands on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exercise will mainly focus on preparing emergency responders to effectively respond to a mass evacuation at The Highlands.

  • Brunswick council finally gets Longfellow plan

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board on Tuesday decided to hold a public hearing on a proposed AM radio tower. The board also sent the rezoning of the Longfellow School to the Town Council. The rezoning is part of a proposed exchange of Longfellow School for Bowdoin College's McLellan buil...

  • Drug bust snags 5 men in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Acting on a tip from an informant, the Police Department and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three Bronx, N.Y., men who were allegedly selling crack cocaine and Oxycodone in Brunswick. They also issued summonses to two Brunswick residents charged with possession of...

  • Closing of Brunswick bar marks shift in Maine Street culture

    BRUNSWICK — A downtown bar whose short history was plagued by conflict with town government is now closed. O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina, which opened in the Lincoln Building just over a year ago, has shut its doors for good, co-owner Ryan Foley confirmed Tuesday. Th...

  • Auburn man admits stealing copper from Bath Iron Works

    BATH — An Auburn man admitted last week that he stole more than 3,600 pounds of copper cable from Bath Iron Works while he was employed at the shipyard. Dean Daigle, 45, pleaded guilty to Class C theft in Sagadahoc County Superior Court Sept. 8. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. ...

  • Governor nominates 4 to MRRA board

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday announced four nominees to the board of the agency responsible for redevelopment of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Two of the governor's nominees to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority are Brunswick residents: Lois Napier Skill...