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  • Fire destroys Pole Island house

    HARPSWELL — A fire destroyed a house on Pole Island on Aug. 30. About 30 firefighters from the Orr’s and Bailey Islands, Cundy’s Harbor and Harpswell Neck fire departments responded via boat to the blaze, which was reported around 7:15 p.m. Monday on the Quahog Bay i...

  • Correction

    Last week's story "Say 'cheese' while you smoke that carrot" should have said Brian Beasley is 18 years old and that he was arrested on a charge of theft for allegedly stealing a bottle of water from a police surveillance van. Police initially said he stole "several items."

  • Gray man dies in Falmouth motorcycle accident

    FALMOUTH — A motorcyclist died on Middle Road Aug. 27 at around 7 p.m., when he apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car head-on. Mikhail Filatov, 25, of Gray, was driv...

  • Scarborough Downs owner puts 400 acres up for sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 400 acres next to Scarborough Downs, owned by racetrack owner Sharon Terry, are for sale. The harness racing track, which has struggled to remain profitable during the economy and has tried unsuccessfully several times to bring a racino to Scarborough, is ...

  • RSU 1 board, teachers union approve new contract

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors and Sagadahoc Education Association approved a new teachers’ contract this week, concluding a long and sometimes contentious process. The two sides reached a settlement Aug. 18 after a morning-to-evening negotiating sess...

  • Food, wine purveyor brings taste of Europe to Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Step into the Market Basket and you might feel like you’ve left the Mid-Coast and landed in Europe. Larry and Lynette Platt opened the food and wine business last month at 157 Park Row, a sister site to the store they have run the past few years in Rockport.

  • Falmouth's hidden poor: Town sees dramatic increase in demand for aid

    FALMOUTH — When people think of Falmouth, they probably visualize expensive homes and fancy cars whose owners spend their days playing golf and sipping drinks at one of the town's three country clubs. While that may be an accurate image of the lives of some residents, for a growing b...

  • Candidates challenged to back open government

    PORTLAND — The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition sent pledge forms this week to every candidate for state office, asking them to support open government and public access. The MFOIC will post the names of candidates who sign the pledge at

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...