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  • Seasonal hazard

    Freeport firefighter Jason Miller reacts as flames shoot out the chimney of a Brown Road home in Pownal on Saturday, where firefighters from Pownal and Freeport responded to a chimney fire. Miller and Lt. Ken Coslet attacked the problem from the roof, using a weight and chain to clear the chimney of...

  • AMVETS auxiliary seeks items for troops

    YARMOUTH — On Sunday, Dec. 5, the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will host a care package drive from noon to 4 p.m. at AMVETS Post No. 2, 148 North Road.  Games, packaged snacks and phone cards are needed. Items will benefit 12 troops in Afghanistan and should reach them by the holiday...

  • Mall owner emerges from bankruptcy, seeks return of $925K in South Portland taxes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owners of the Maine Mall are appealing their 2009 property tax assessment, seeking the return of nearly $1 million. The appeal by Chicago-based General Growth Properties, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, comes nearly a year after a st...

  • Topsham zoning changes to be discussed

    TOPSHAM — A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, to discuss zoning amendments to the town's historic district. The meeting will begin at the Topsham Municipal Building at 7 p.m. The Topsham Historic District Commission is working with consultants to revise the zoning...

  • Car crashes into Brunswick WalMart

    BRUNSWICK — A woman from Colorado was not seriously injured Thanksgiving day when she crashed her Nissan Versa into the Walmart on Tibbett's Drive, according to police. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. and caused "extensive damage" to Andrea Kreitman's car, as well as heavy da...

  • Brunswick base agency gets initial OK for Molnlycke building

    BRUNSWICK — Concerns about ownership of property before development occurs at Brunswick Naval Air Station did not keep the Planning Board from granting final site plan approval for Man United Manufacturing. Man United Manufacturing, also known as Molnlycke, announced intentions ...

  • Planning Board mulls request for Brunswick radio tower

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board tabled a decision on a request to allow construction of an AM radio station tower in a zone where it is not currently allowed. Attorney Carrie Logan, representing First Wave Media owner Jim Bleikamp, requested an additional change to the application to ...

  • Topsham police get OUI grant

    TOPSHAM — The Police Department has received a $4,800 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to enforce drunken driving laws during the holiday season. The bureau receives the overall funding from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. The grant covers ...

  • Lions Club may form in Bath

    BATH — The City of Ships may soon have its own Lions Club. Resident Elliot Zimmerman is arranging a meeting at City Hall auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 16, for people who might be interested in joining a Bath Lions chapter. The meeting, with a representative from the Maine Lions Club, ...

  • South Portland offers 'Drop and Shop' night

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Recreation Department on Friday, Dec. 10, will offer a "Drop and Shop" night for parents of children in grades 1-6. Recreation Coordinator Lisa Bingham said in a press release the night is designed for parents who need time to finish errands or simply need a nigh...