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  • Planning Board OKs Willard Square building moratorium

    Familiar development plan floated in Knightville SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board voted, 4-3, Tuesday to recommend a 95-day moratorium on construction in the Willard Square commercial district. The moratorium was first proposed earlier in May amid residents' opposition t...

  • Pieces of 9/11

    A National Guard flatbed hauling steel from the World Trade Center in New York City rolls into Freeport on Main Street last Saturday. Two salvaged beams will be part of a 9/11 memorial to be erected in town and unveiled this fall.

  • Longfellow Avenue residents air concerns about re-zoning

    BRUNSWICK — As Bowdoin College prepares to take ownership of the Longfellow School, some neighbors have expressed concern that the quiet Longfellow Avenue neighborhood might soon become a bustling part of the campus. Although students cross the street daily on their way to the swimmi...

  • Man charged with arson in Harpswell fire

    Area residents remember 'the big house' HARPSWELL — The owner of a Cundy's Harbor farmhouse that burned down on Friday has been charged with arson. Morgan Pulsifer, 51, was arrested Monday in his New York City apartment after Maine State Fire Marshall officials tracked him t...

  • South Portland High School principal retires after 13 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeanne Crocker will retire at the end of this school year after 13 years as South Portland High School's principal. In an interview, Crocker, of Scarborough, said she will take the position of assistant director for professional development with the Maine Principals'...

  • Bowdoin graduation ceremonies scheduled for this weekend

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 443 seniors at its 206th commencement on Saturday. This year's graduates come from 38 states and ten countries. Students from Massachusetts, Maine, New York, California and Connecticut are the most highly represented. Seniors Joelinda ...

  • Greater Bath school budget heads to voters

    BATH — The public will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on the $25.6 million Regional School Unit 1 budget. The fiscal 2012 spending plan goes to the first of two public votes at a district budget meeting next week. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 31, at Bath Middle...

  • SAD 75 voters grant first passage to FY 12 budget

    TOPSHAM — In less than an hour, and with little public comment, School Administrative District 75 voters approved next year's $34.2 million budget on May 19. The audience approved separate budget warrant articles by a show of hands in the Town Meeting-style gathering, held at the Ori...

  • Mid-Coast communities plan Memorial Day events

    BATH — Mid-Coast communities are paying homage to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country in a variety of Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 30. Members of American Legion Post 21 in Bath will assemble at their 200 Congress Ave. headquarters from 6-7 a.m. and then proc...

  • Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board

    BRUNSWICK — Anna Nelson thought she knew what she was getting into when she bought a home on Bouchard Drive, right next to the train tracks. "I had seen the trains and heard the trains and it wasn't anything I couldn't live with," she said. What she wasn't expecting was a near... 3