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  • South Portland summer program fills bellies, breaks barriers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At about 8:30 a.m., dozens of children stream into a small room at 80 Brickhill Heights, where a table full of breakfast foods awaited them. One by one, the kids choose from a selection of cereals, servings of carrots and watermelon, sunflower butter with raisins, fr...

  • Water dogs: Retriever enthusiasts show off their best friends in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Wes Reed grips a dripping-wet black-and-white rubber dog toy in his hand and prepares to throw it into the duck pond in front of Cabela's. His 2-year-old yellow Lab, Lucy, twitches at his side, yipping in anticipation. He throws the toy, called a bumper, hard and it spl...

  • Topsham man dies in truck-repair accident

    TOPSHAM — A Cathance Road man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained when a pickup truck fell on him. Sam Petty, 64, of 421 Cathance Road, was home alone working on the vehicle at the rear of his house, according to Police Department Lt. Chris Lewis. Lewis said Pe...

  • Speculation builds about building swap between Brunswick, Bowdoin college

    BRUNSWICK — A long-rumored proposal to swap Bowdoin College's McLellan Building for the soon-to-close Longfellow School could result in a new municipal headquarters, and potentially factor into the town's police station site search. The idea of a swap surfaced two years ago when a To...

  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College mull options after house demolition is halted; traffic plan 'moving forward'

    BRUNSWICK — A historic preservation board's recent decision to block demolition of an abandoned building on Cleaveland Street has forced stakeholders in a long-awaited intersection improvement plan to consider alternatives, including an outright appeal. The Village Review Board on Ju...

  • Brunswick council initiates grant for Kestrel; councilor questions drone connection

    BRUNSWICK — The town is being asked to help seal a deal to bring a major anchor tenant to Brunswick Naval Air Station. On Monday, the Town Council initiated a $400,000 grant application on behalf of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help fund facility improvements for ... 5

  • North Yarmouth selectmen mull amending hunting ban

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday to seek the Recreation Commission’s opinion about allowing some degree of hunting at Old Town House Park. The commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 2. Ideas suggested at the workshop, attended by sele...

  • Falmouth gets Nostalgia-ic for lighting

    FALMOUTH — A fixture of Portland's Old Port for more than 30 years recently closed and moved into the old fire barn at the corner of Middle and Bucknam roads in Falmouth. Nostalgia Lighting, a shop specializing in custom lighting design and known for its authentic colonial-style fixt...

  • Yarmouth hires new finance director; aims to consolidate town, school duties

    YARMOUTH — Dawn Madden of Gorham will become the town's finance director in August. She will replace Maura Halkiotis, who has held the job for nine years. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, Halkiotis said she is ready to do something different with her life. Madden, 41, sai...

  • Kotzschmar Organ tours slated for Aug. 4, Sept. 1

    PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are opening up the instrument for public viewings at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. The public will be able to walk inside the windchest to see the inner workings of the organ, one of only two municipal organs in the U.S. There...