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  • Different folks, similar strokes

    Competitors make their way to the first buoy on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the swimming portion of the annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport. Approximately 800 athletes gathered at Winslow Park for the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. When the race was done, 39-ye...

  • Asbestos alert leads to concern about mold, air quality at Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — The discovery of significant amounts of asbestos in windows at Wentworth Intermediate School has led to a larger discussion about air quality in the building, which has more than 730 students in grades 3 through 5. A system of crawl-space utility tunnels beneath the Gor...

  • Police to collect unused medications

    YARMOUTH — Local and state law enforcement agencies will participate in a Drug Enforcement Agency-sponsored program called the National Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, Sept. 25.  Residents can drop off controlled, non-controlled or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals at coll...

  • Brunswick council, MRRA discuss TIF, fields lease

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is proposing a tax increment financing plan at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station, with revenue split equally by the authority and town. MRRA and the Town Council met in a joint workshop Tuesday to discuss the pr...

  • Brunswick council approves land purchase for new police station

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council voted 8-1 Monday to purchase land at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets for construction of a new police station. The panel, with the exception of Councilor Benet Pols, supported the adoption of an ordinance that authorizes acquisition of fo...

  • Police charge teenager in Bath school vandalism

    BATH — Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday morning in connection with vandalism at the Fisher-Mitchell School. Following up on several leads, police said they arrested the boy at 10:15 a.m. and charged him with aggravated criminal mischief and burglary. Police respo...

  • Man faces charges in Bath stabbing

    BATH — Police have charged a man living at 734 Middle St. with stabbing another resident Sunday night. James M. Manley, 51, was charged with elevated aggravated assault. Police said a 40-year-old man entered the Police Department lobby at 11:24 p.m. Sunday with multiple s...

  • Yarmouth firm to conduct search for Topsham manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 16 to hire a Yarmouth company to aid in the search for a new town manager. Selectman Don Russell said the town sent requests for proposals to five firms and heard back from three. The Maine Municipal Association submitted ...

  • Freeport Sewer District picks chairman for paid job

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District Board of Trustees has added a part-time, paid general manager and voted 4-0 to appoint Chairman Leland Arris to the job. The action, taken by the board on Monday, Sept. 20, has at least one resident and one board member questioning the board's motives.

  • Freeport councilor, lawyer's opinion deflect conflict-of-interest claim

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Sept. 14 forgave a portion of a loan to the Freeport Community Center, but not before one councilor's affiliation with the center raised questions about the decision. Councilor Sara Gideon, who sits on the FCS board of trustees, was one of four cou...