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  • Herbie Auction: A tree for all

    An bidder holds up her number during the Herbie Project "Tree for All" auction on Nov. 13. The event, sponsored by the Maine Forest Service and held at DeLorme in Yarmouth, featured more than 80 products crafted from the 217-year-old great elm tree nicknamed "Herbie," which was cut down in Yarmou...

  • Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation awards fall grants

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation awarded  more than $23,300 in grants for professional development, technology, composting and recycling, and art and literature programs. Claire Depke, CEEF board member and grants chairwoman, shared information about the ...

  • Agents charge Cumberland doctor with cocaine possession

    CUMBERLAND — A podiatrist was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 17, by drug enforcement agents on a charge of possessing cocaine. Dr. John B. Perry, 49, was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in his car near his 365 Main St. home. He was also charged with violating bail conditio...

  • MRRA to issue up to $24M in bonds for Brunswick base tenants

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority intends to issue up to $24 million in bonds for two tenants at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. When the property is transferred to MRRA from the U.S. Navy, it will be renamed Brunswick Landing. MRRA Executi...

  • Unique Harpswell bridge to reopen Saturday

    HARPSWELL — After more than two years, residents on Saturday will once again be able to traverse the one-of-a-kind cribstone bridge connecting Bailey and Orr's islands. A ceremony is planned Saturday at 11 a.m. Scheduled guest speakers include Maine Department of Transportation Deput...

  • Power outages close Bath schools

    BATH — Power outages blamed on heavy rain and strong winds on Wednesday forced officials to close three schools. Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said classes were cancelled at Dike-Newell Elementary School and the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center.

  • Questions about public notice fail to derail Brunswick committee appointments

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors Tuesday unanimously decided they will appoint five people to the police station subcommittee, despite concerns there was inadequate public notice of their intent. The subcommittee's job is to help research potential locations for a new police station. ...

  • Brunswick keeps Longfellow Avenue overnight parking ban

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors on Tuesday night voted against lifting an overnight parking ban on Longfellow Avenue from Harpswell Road to Coffin Street. The ordinance to regulate parking in the area was created in 2000 after complaints about overnight parking. It forbids street parking...

  • Brunswick dog park options to be explored

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of town councilors encouraged a citizens group  to continue to research the possibility of creating a dog park. Brunswick Area Recreation for Kanines (sic), or BARK, has been working with the Parks and Recreation Department to develop a plan for a par...

  • Health club postpones Topsham Planning Board review

    TOPSHAM — Issues raised by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection prompted Omega Wellness Group to pull its site plan, shoreland zoning and conditional use applications for Bowdoin Mill from Tuesday's Planning Board agenda. A public hearing had been scheduled on Omega's pro...