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  • Water dogs: Retriever enthusiasts show off their best friends in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Wes Reed grips a dripping-wet black-and-white rubber dog toy in his hand and prepares to throw it into the duck pond in front of Cabela's. His 2-year-old yellow Lab, Lucy, twitches at his side, yipping in anticipation. He throws the toy, called a bumper, hard and it spl...

  • Topsham man dies in truck-repair accident

    TOPSHAM — A Cathance Road man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained when a pickup truck fell on him. Sam Petty, 64, of 421 Cathance Road, was home alone working on the vehicle at the rear of his house, according to Police Department Lt. Chris Lewis. Lewis said Pe...

  • Speculation builds about building swap between Brunswick, Bowdoin college

    BRUNSWICK — A long-rumored proposal to swap Bowdoin College's McLellan Building for the soon-to-close Longfellow School could result in a new municipal headquarters, and potentially factor into the town's police station site search. The idea of a swap surfaced two years ago when a To...

  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College mull options after house demolition is halted; traffic plan 'moving forward'

    BRUNSWICK — A historic preservation board's recent decision to block demolition of an abandoned building on Cleaveland Street has forced stakeholders in a long-awaited intersection improvement plan to consider alternatives, including an outright appeal. The Village Review Board on Ju...

  • Brunswick council initiates grant for Kestrel; councilor questions drone connection

    BRUNSWICK — The town is being asked to help seal a deal to bring a major anchor tenant to Brunswick Naval Air Station. On Monday, the Town Council initiated a $400,000 grant application on behalf of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help fund facility improvements for ... 5

  • North Yarmouth selectmen mull amending hunting ban

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday to seek the Recreation Commission’s opinion about allowing some degree of hunting at Old Town House Park. The commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 2. Ideas suggested at the workshop, attended by sele...

  • Say ahhhhh ...

    Dr. Lionel Vachon of Sanford guides Taneale Vicnaire, left, a student at Bonny Eagle High School, and Haley Brooks, who attends Noble High School, while they get some hands-on experience using a dental simulator during the University of New England's Dental Camp Sunday at the school's Portland camp...

  • Falmouth council considers referendum on buildings, petition seeks more time

    FALMOUTH — Despite a citizen petition requesting more time to explore other options, a referendum question asking voters if they want to spend $9.5 million, including a $4.5 million bond, to move the Town Hall and library to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings may be headed for the N...

  • Falmouth gets Nostalgia-ic for lighting

    FALMOUTH — A fixture of Portland's Old Port for more than 30 years recently closed and moved into the old fire barn at the corner of Middle and Bucknam roads in Falmouth. Nostalgia Lighting, a shop specializing in custom lighting design and known for its authentic colonial-style fixt...

  • Yarmouth hires new finance director; aims to consolidate town, school duties

    YARMOUTH — Dawn Madden of Gorham will become the town's finance director in August. She will replace Maura Halkiotis, who has held the job for nine years. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, Halkiotis said she is ready to do something different with her life. Madden, 41, sai...