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  • Brunswick Development Corp. to buy land for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The town is a step closer to putting a new police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. Town Manager Gary Brown announced Monday that the Brunswick Development Corp., which is purchasing the property for the town, reached an agreement with the land owner...

  • Scarborough to Uganda: Woman partners with library for 'flat chicken' project

    SCARBOROUGH — Amy Faulkingham spent more than two years in Mali for the Peace Corps, but she still was not prepared for her recent trip to Uganda. "I was so taken aback," Faulkingham said. "It's so lush there, so green. We had fresh pineapple every day. Fresh mango, guava &ndash...

  • South Portland council delays budget vote amid questions

    School chief says spending plan is legal SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday postponed a vote on the combined city and school budgets to address questions raised during public comments. But on Wednesday, school and city officials indicated they were ready to proceed ...

  • SAD 75 withdrawal process at stake in Harpswell vote

    HARPSWELL — The fewer than two dozen residents who attended Tuesday's public hearing on the Town Meeting warrant forcefully aired their views for and against creating a committee to study withdrawing from School Administrative District 75. Article 2 on the June 14 warrant would autho...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers offer delivery options for locavores

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jordan family is changing the way people access and shop for locally sourced and grown food. Penny Jordan, owner of Jordan's Farm on Wells Road, and Caitlin Jordan,...

  • Brunswick councilors express support for school budget

    BRUNSWICK — For weeks, dozens of residents have attended public hearings, council meetings and workshops and asked the town council not to cut any more from next year's $33.3 million school budget. On Monday, they received some reassurance that the Town Council will not request any f...

  • SAD 75 taps assistant superintendent for school chief

    TOPSHAM — Brad Smith, hired last October as assistant superintendent of School Administrative District 75, was unanimously approved by the School Board for the top district job May 12. The Cape Elizabeth resident will replace Mike Wilhelm as superintendent of schools on July 1 and ha...

  • State won't pursue bankrupt Brunswick oil dealer

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine attorney general will not take legal action against Thibeault Energy, the oil company that closed suddenly in January and filed for bankruptcy protection last week. Assistant Attorney General Linda Conti said the company's owners, Conrad and Vivian Thibeault, si... 1

  • Freeport fields project gets $500K from L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean will donate $500,000 to the Freeport Fields and Trails project. Company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said Bean will contribute the money without restrictions. "The gift was given without specification. It is (to be determined) if it will be used for a particul...

  • Heart trek

    Sosanya Pok, 20, of Scarborough, hugs the Martin's Point Health Care mascot before joining the Southern Maine Heart Walk around Back Cove in Portland on Sunday. The event included health screenings, children's activities and educational exhibits, with a fundraising goal of $335,000 for the American ...