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  • Coffin Elementary School principal resigns

    BRUNSWICK — Coffin Elementary School Principal Greg Scott resigned on August 10 following his arrest earlier this summer. Scott was arrested June 28 at his Freeport home on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was ...

  • Tuesday vote determines future ownership of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — In a referendum election next Tuesday, Harpswell voters will decide whether to take over the West Harpswell School building, or let School Administrative District 75 keep it. There is only one question on the special town meeting ballot, which asks voters if they would ac...

  • New construction begins at Scarborough retirement community

    SCARBOROUGH — Piper Shores, the luxury retirement community near Higgins Beach, is growing. On Aug. 12, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held at the facility to mark the beginning of a yearlong construction project that will yield a new pool, fitness center, spa, salon and 180-seat mu...

  • Art in the Park

    Cape Elizabeth artist Rose Kennealy visits with fellow Cape artists Susan L. Fisher and Marty Clark during the 32nd Annual Art in the Park last weekend at Mill Creek Park in South Portland.

  • South Portland resident's lawn-turned-farm benefits the hungry

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It's the American Dream: a small house in a nice neighborhood with a big lawn. Maybe even a white picket fence. The house Liberty Bryer bought on Edwards Street last year seemed to match the description. But Bryer wanted something different from her home. "I j...

  • UPDATED: Man dead after falling from I-295 overpass in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A man who fell yesterday afternoon from an overpass on to the road below died last night at Maine Medical Center, according to police. A 52-year-old West Enfield man fell or jumped from the Interstate-295 Scarborough Connector overpass above U.S. Route 1 and was struck ...

  • South Portland councilors see merit, if not savings, in iPads

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Councilors on Monday once again took up the question of whether to pursue paperless city council meetings through the purchase of Apple iPads. Going digital would mean spending $3,755 more over three years, according to estimates provided by City Manager Jim Gailey d...

  • 'Smart' meter forum to be held in Camden

    CAMDEN — A public forum on 'smart' electric meters will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. The forum, "Smart meters: A dumb idea," will take place at the First Congregational Church, at the corner of Elm and Free streets. Bath City Councilor David Sinclair, one of the featured s... 3

  • Brunswick airport receives $350K federal transportation grant

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Executive Airport received almost $350,000 in federal transportation grant money, U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced Tuesday. The grant is the first in a series the airport will received as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's milit...

  • Report identifies downtown Brunswick site as best for train maintenance facility

    Town Council divided over its role in the process BRUNSWICK — The consulting firm hired by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is recommending that a train maintenance facility be built between Church Road and Union Street, the site initially selected by the rail grou... 1