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  • Zoning rewrite takes heat from Brunswick councilors

    BRUNSWICK — A plan to extend the town's zoning overhaul by adding another draft ordinance came under fire Monday, when town councilors questioned the cost of a revised document and criticized how the process has been handled. Interim Town Manager John Eldridge plans to present c...

  • Harpswell selectmen seek meetings with EMS heads

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen are proposing quarterly workshops with the town's fire and rescue department chiefs as a way to track the department's operations and volunteer staffing.  The proposition is an alternative to setting up a town-wide volunteer schedule and a separate com...

  • Bath celebrates 'Autumnfest' on Saturday

    BATH — Summer may be over, but the party continues Saturday, Oct. 11. Autumnfest, Bath's annual fall celebration, includes the Citizen Involvement Day awards ceremony, a 5K road race, fire truck rides, Zumba, book signings, scarecrow making, and special events at Bath stores. ...

  • 6 charter amendments on Bath ballot

    BATH — Several proposed changes to the City Charter go before voters on Election Day, Nov. 4. The six amendments will be voted upon separately. One amendment would change the time of the council's annual organizational meeting, held in December, from 7:30 p.m. to the usual 6 p...

  • Bath councilor opposes longtime incumbent in four-county district attorney election

    BATH — City Councilor David Sinclair is stepping down after two council terms to challenge District Attorney Geoff Rushlau of Dresden, who has held that office for 21 years. Rushlau, a Republican, and Sinclair, a Democrat, are vying for the four-year District 6 post, which includes S...

  • Loder wins election to Chebeague Island board

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Chris Loder was elected to the Board of Selectmen in a special election Tuesday.  Loder won with 75 of the 107 votes cast. He was the only candidate on the ballot for the seat vacated Aug. 13 by Mark Dyer. The term expires in 2016. "I am grateful f...

  • A degree of patience: Falmouth man, 85, finally has his master's

    FALMOUTH — A local man finally has his master's degree, which was more than half a century in the making. Howard Reiche Jr., 85, began his master's program at the University of Maine in 1950. After completing two semesters of coursework in zoology and microbial genetics, he...

  • House, Senate candidates debate health care, tax breaks

    CUMBERLAND — The candidates for state House District 45 and Senate District 25 shared their opinions on a variety of issues, including health care and tax breaks for businesses, at a candidates forum Tuesday. Democrat Dale Denno and Republican Mike Timmons are running in the redistri...

  • Falmouth ice rink short of time, funding

    FALMOUTH — Facing a $150,000 fundraising gap and a construction delay, the group behind a proposed ice hockey rink now says it won't be opening for at least another year. Foundation work for the proposed Casco Bay Arena, on Hat Trick Drive behind Wal-Mart, is expected to be comp...

  • Climber: Himalayas claimed a piece of his soul

    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...