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  • Wriggling the winter away: Scarborough man says worms, compost belong indoors

    SCARBOROUGH — Mark Follansbee's wife had two rules when he told her 10 years ago that he wanted to keep a container of worms in the house. She said there couldn't be any bad odors or any bugs. So he did some research and built an elaborate box for his worms and the compost h...

  • Medical foam maker eyes Brunswick base property

    BRUNSWICK — A company based in Wiscasset is making plans to establish a manufacturing plant at Brunswick Naval Air Station, which is slated to be closed early next year and renamed Brunswick Landing. Mo...

  • West Harpswell School again targeted for closure

    TOPSHAM — The clock is ticking for Harpswell to respond to the latest application from School Administrative District 75 to close West Harpswell School. SAD 75 submitted its proposal to the Maine Department of Education on Monday. Harpswell has 10 days to challenge the plan. S...

  • Bath turf field advocates hope to rake in donations

    BATH — Area students hope to raise $2,000 toward the installation of artificial turf at McMann Field by raking and bagging leaves on Saturday. They hope to rake 100 lawns, with a suggested donation of $20 for each average lot, to help the Fields for Our Future Committee meet its fund...

  • Topsham selectmen award contract for Androscoggin Riverwalk design

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen awarded a $12,000 contract to the Wright-Pierce engineering firm for design work on the town's portion of the Androscoggin Riverwalk. The board on Oct. 21 also authorized Town Manager Jim Ashe to sign an agreement with the Maine Department of Transpor...

  • Survey of historic architecture triggers Topsham zoning review

    TOPSHAM — The town has completed a survey of its historic architecture and is using the findings to amend some zoning language. The year-long survey, which was finished in August, examined buildings in and adjacent to Topsham's Historic District Overlay Zone. The Topsham Historic Dis...

  • Freeport ready to sell 17 acres for athletic facility

    FREEPORT — After 18 months of negotiations, council meetings and public hearings, the Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to negotiate a final agreement to sell 17 acres of land on Pownal Road to Seacoast United Maine soccer club. Up to the final minutes of discussion councilors h...

  • Cumberland deputy chief completes fire officer program

    CUMBERLAND — Deputy Fire Chief Nathan Schools was honored at Monday's Town Council meeting for completing the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. Along with receiving a Maine flag that flew at the state Capitol from state Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, ...

  • A Fuerst in Yarmouth: Contemporary music festival

    YARMOUTH — A website run by resident Vinny Fuerst has made its first foray into the physical world. The first of what Fuerst hopes will be the semi-annual Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days will begin Thursday, Oct. 28, and run through the weekend. The festival, made possible by...

  • Freeport teachers displeased with new leadership structure

    FREEPORT — Some high school teachers are objecting to a shift to a district-wide leadership team that they say is failing. They claim the process was flawed and the change will have a negative impact on students. The teachers outlined their concerns in an unsigned letter addre...