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  • South Portland moves closer to allowing medicinal pot, tattoos, body piercing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city may allow tattoo and body-piercing parlors and medical marijuana dispensaries in some neighborhoods, if the consensus reached in June 14 workshop is upheld. "This is our sin night," Mayor Thomas Coward quipped during the workshop. The City Council imp...

  • Falmouth High School commencement

    Falmouth High School senior Jacqueline Conner Scott marches into commencement on June 13 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Sunday's ceremony was the school's first graduation away from the high school.

  • Cape Elizabeth council heeds voters, kills Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Fort Williams Park will continue to be free for visitors after the Town Council on June 14 unanimously voted against charging parking fees. The council also voted 6-1 against pursuing tour bus fees in the 2011 season. Councilors reversed their Feb. 8 vote...

  • Topsham seeks names for ‘Military Triangle’

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen and Topsham Development are looking for input on names for the “Military Triangle” at the Topsham Annex, which is closing next year as part of the Brunswick Naval Air Station shutdown. The triangle’s 12 acres include a commissar...

  • Topsham exhibit features historic pictures

    TOPSHAM — The new exhibit at the Topsham Municipal Building is a nod to the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. The 100 Main St. exhibit, open through the summer during business hours, features a variety of people and places. There is the image of the S. S. Pennsylva...

  • Restaurants prep for 2nd Taste of Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The second Taste of Brunswick food festival will be held Saturday, June 19, on the town green. Eighteen local restaurants will participate, showcasing a variety of food and drink from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three bands will play live music under the gazebo: the Swing-a-Cat jaz...

  • Brunswick library to hold annual book sale

    BRUNSWICK — More than 50,000 books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games will be available during the annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. The sale will be held June 25-27 at the Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium. All proceeds benefit the Curtis Memorial Library. The sale is o...

  • Harpswell conservation panel receives singular award

    HARPSWELL — Typically, the Citizen Planner of the Year award goes to one volunteer. But last week the Maine Association of Planners gave the award to the Harpswell Conservation Commission, a gr...

  • Brunswick council negotiates with owners for new police station property

    BRUNSWICK — After halting discussions about a new police station during budget deliberations, the Town...

  • Crash closes I-295 in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Maine State Police are investigating a single-car accident that forced them to close the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 for about an hour Tuesday night. According to Trooper Marvin Hinkley, three people were in the 1995 Ford Taurus that went off the side of the highway...