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  • Bath seeks grant for affordable housing project

    BATH — A nine-unit, affordable-housing apartment building could be built on Tarbox Street, if the city receives a state-supplied federal grant. The City Council held a public hearing Wednesday on its application to the Community Development Block Grant program. The city, applying on ...

  • Brunswick flasher case: Many calls, no arrest

    BRUNSWICK — Police have received many phone calls this week after releasing a sketch of a man who allegedly exposed himself to two young girls on March 25, and attempted to lure another near his car. "We've received a lot of phone calls, which is great," Cmdr. Marc Hagan said We...

  • 'We're kind of weird': South Portland shop combines wine, beer, bikes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Bicycles, beer, and wine aren’t typically combined in business – unless you’re Jen and Kevin Flock. The Flocks are owners of Flock & Vine Bike & Beverage, a shop th...

  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Brunswick CIP discussion hints at interest in spending cuts

    BRUNSWICK — Some councilors expressed a desire for widespread spending cuts Monday night as the Town Council reviewed the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2015-2016. Monday's workshop was an opportunity for councilors to review and discuss several projects in the CIP, which...

  • Harpswell selectmen review data on rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen reviewed sea level rise data with contracted Town Planner Scott Hastings on Monday evening, examining areas in town that could be critically impacted by rising seas. Hastings, of the Midcoast Council of Governments, is serving as town planner through a cont...

  • Bowdoin students pledge to sit in until Brunswick college commits to stop investing in fossil fuels

    BRUNSWICK — About 20 Bowdoin College students launched a sit-in Wednesday morning outside President Barry Mills’ office, refusing to leave until the administration commits to working with them to divest Bowdoin’s endowment completely from fossil fuels. Members of Bowdoin ...

  • In Scarborough, Easter is in the bag

    Residents and staff at the Scarborough Terrace assisted living community, including Tersina Grant, Elizabeth Simonds, Peggy Lopez, Eleanor Mathieson, and Janice Nichols, helped spread the holiday cheer Tuesday, March 31, by decorating and filling Easter baskets for Project G.R.A.C.E. to dist...

  • Dance fever in Topsham

    Dozens of contra dancers packed the gym at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday afternoon, March 28, for the 25th annual DownEast Country Dance Festival.