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  • Innkeepers cut rates to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    FREEPORT — As a way to promote spring travel and help support Habitat for Humanity, local inns will slash their rates in April and May. The program is in its seventh year and has been a g...

  • New Veterans Memorial Bridge due by July 2012

    PORTLAND — Plans to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Portland and South Portland were unveiled by the Maine Department of Transportation on Feb. 4 at Mercy Hospital's Fore River campus. The $63 million replacement bridge will be taller than the existing structure, wi...

  • Testing offered for 2010 Census employment

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents interested in 2010 Census employment are encouraged to attend applicant testing by the U.S. Census Bureau at the Scarborough Public Library. To register for a testing session, call the bureau at 866-861-2010. The test takes a half hour and an application may b...

  • Scarborough legislators to hold office hours

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Peggy Pendleton and Sean Flaherty will hold office hours Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kitchen & Cork, 400 Expedition Drive. The hours are an informal way for constituents to voice their opinions and concerns with the two Democratic legis...

  • Herbie, Yarmouth's giant elm, determined to be 217 years old

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Forest Service says Herbie, the town's massive Elm tree, was 217 years old when it was cut down Jan. 19. Herbie's rings were counted by Peter Lammert of the Maine Forest Service. Lammert estimated upon first review that the tree was 212. On Jan. 29, the fore...

  • Frigid fundraisers in Bath

    The temperature on Front Street in downtown Bath was 9 degrees when 40 participants took off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in a run/walk to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and Haiti earthquake relief. Phil Coyne, left in orange, organized the event in less than a week with support from Per...

  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Historical society presents 'Nautical Sweethearts'

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Historical Society will host a "Nautical Sweethearts" program, featuring a presentation by Paul DeCoste. DeCoste, of Newbury, Mass., is an expert on nautical memorabilia. His talk and accompanying display will focus on sailors' valentines, scrimshaw and other ...

  • High court rules for town, landlords in dispute over Brunswick college 'boarding house'

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week rejected an appeal from several property owners who claimed a Cleaveland Street residence was illegally converted to a boarding home. The decision announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, dealt a blow to four neighbors of 17 Cleaveland St. The...

  • Scarborough board recommends purchase of Higgins Beach, Nonesuch River parcels

    SCARBOROUGH — The Parks and Conservation Land Board (PCLB) is recommending the town use up to $635,000 of land bond funds to purchase several properties it considers significant either for their conservation value or for maintaining public access to the ocean. The parcels owned by th...