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  • Meeting planned on Topsham bike path

    TOPSHAM — A public meeting on the final design of a bicycle path will be held at Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. This phase of the Androscoggin River bike path, to be largely funded by the Maine Department of Transportation, will run from Main Street to Community Dri...

  • 'Superman' takes a hike in Brunswick

    Drivers on Mill Street in Brunswick probably did double-takes last week when they saw "Superman" -- actually Dalton, Ga., native Allen Mullins -- walking along the side of the road carrying an American flag. Mullins, 28, said he began walking in January 2009 and intends to visit every state capital ...

  • Bath society seeks former campers for 65th anniversary celebration

    BATH — The Pine Tree Society is celebrating 65 years of its summer camp for disabled Mainers and is looking for former campers and staffers to take part in the Sunday, Aug. 8, reunion. Pine Tree Camp, on North Pond in Rome, opened on July 2, 1945 to 75 Maine children with physic...

  • Maietta Construction of Scarborough files for bankruptcy protection

    SCARBOROUGH — Maietta Construction has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland. The family owned company has been in the construction business in Scarborough for more than 40 years. According to a press release Thursday, it was hit hard by the ...

  • Cumberland County sheriff a candidate for Portland-Falmouth House seat

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion this morning announced he will seek the Democratic nomination to represent the North Deering neighborhood and West Falmouth in the state House of Representatives. Dion, who will not seek a fourth term as sheriff in November, would replac...

  • Maine groups, businesses continue relief efforts in Haiti

    SCARBOROUGH — Several groups of Maine people and businesses want the residents of Haiti to know that they have not been forgotten in the six months since the earthquake that devastated the country. A group of 40 local businesses, including Preti Flaherty, Reed & Reed and UNUM, ba...

  • South Portland council gives initial OK to plan to boost land bank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a plan to increase funding for the city's land bank, which is used to buy and maintain open space. Councilors also voted to make Thomas Street near City Hall one way in preparation for a new transit hub and bus ...

  • Beehives in Cape Elizabeth do double duty: Pollination, pain relief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Melinda Johnson believes in bees. Johnson, a 31-year-old Portland resident, has rheumatoid arthritis. She was diagnosed with the painful joint disorder at age 20, and now keeps bees for the holistic health benefits of their venom. "The bee sting mimics a react...

  • Scarborough council approves Cabela's plaza zoning changes

    SCARBOROUGH — Shoppers may soon enjoy the convenience of drive-through restaurants, see new signs and participate in special events at Gateway Plaza now that a fifth amendment to the contract zone has been approved. The Town Council voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the amendment to the...

  • Battle line drawn with Scarborough Marsh invader

    SCARBOROUGH — For most people driving along Route 1 through the Scarborough Marsh, the tall, fluffy grass that sways in the salty sea breeze is part of the beauty of the area, the serenity of living by the ocean, part of what it means to be from Maine. But Phragmites australis is not...