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  • Southern Maine officials to get face time with FEMA on flood maps

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Aides to Sen. Susan Collins and officials from Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth will meet with the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week to discuss concerns that FEMA flood maps are inaccurate. The meetings come amid fears that the proposed federal...

  • Safety violations not unique to Scarborough postal center

    SCARBOROUGH — After the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the southern Maine U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center $430,000 last week for a variety of willful safety violations, it was revealed that the situation at the Scarborough center is not unique. On Ju...

  • Bath Iron Works receives $105M contract modification for 2 destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract modification of more than $105 million from the U.S. Navy for construction of the second DDG-1000 destroyer and for pre-production planning and lead materials of a third ship. BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini said the modification al...

  • Work to begin on Downeaster extension to Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — After years of hoping and waiting, proponents of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service to Brunswick will soon have something to cheer. State officials and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that work on more than 26 miles of railroad tracks be...

  • Brunswick council to hear comments on polling place consolidation

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed polling place consolidation plan when it meets Monday, July 12. The plan would reduce the town's six polling locations to one at Brunswick Junior High School.  Proposals for polling consolidation have c...

  • Maine proposes restrictions on New Meadows Lake quahog harvesting

    BRUNSWICK — More than a dozen crews raked for quahog clams Wednesday morning from flat-bottom boats on New Meadows Lake – a noticeable decline from the spring, when the number of boats at times seemed to eclipse the water surface. Although the quahog rush on the New Meadow...

  • Topsham seeks members for Town Meeting improvement committee

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 1 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe form a committee to improve Town Meeting. The ad-hoc committee will consist of between five to seven members and implement suggestions made by the Topsham Government Improvement Committee to ...

  • Public response grows as Harpswell beach owner blocks access

    HARPSWELL — The dispute over an easement at Cedar Beach has prompted a property owner to block access to an area that some residents claim they've been using since the 1950s.  Charles Abrahamson, who this spring approached the town with an offer to sell an easement to the Bailey...

  • Proposed Freeport movie theater moves to public arena

    FREEPORT — After about a year's hiatus, the likelihood of a movie theater downtown is back on the table.  Berenson Associates, developers of Freeport Village Station, will hold a public informational meeting on development of the multi-plex theater and the financing needed to co...

  • Revisions considered for Yarmouth H.S. student honor code

    YARMOUTH — Three months after a federal lawsuit unsuccessfully challenged the high school's Extra Curricular Honor Code, a group of students, parents and teachers are revising the code. The April lawsuit accused Yarmouth High School administrators of violating a student's constitutio...