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  • UPDATE: No gun found in Portland High School lock-down; 7th-grader admits to middle school threat

    PORTLAND — Portland High School was locked down this morning following the discovery of note threatening violence at the school.  PHS Principal Michael Johnson said in a letter to parents sent shortly after 2 p.m. that no weapon was found after students and the school were ...

  • Topsham selectmen to review government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Government Improvement Committee heard support for its work from the small crowd that attended a public input session Monday night, Chairman John Rensenbrink said. After a year’s worth of work, the committee completed its draft report on ways to improve parti...

  • Bath run/walk to aid Haiti earthquake relief

    BATH — InspireME Personal Fitness Training will sponsor a 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk in Bath on Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Participants may register the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at InspireME, 30 Front St. The run/walk b...

  • Habitat, Brunswick foster family team up to build resource exchange center

    BRUNSWICK — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine partnered with a foster family early this month to bring a local clothing exchange closer to fruition.Tammy Cutchen and her husband, Stephen Leeman, plan to open a free clothing and resource exchange for area foster children and their ...

  • Topsham cell tower developer now looks to March

    TOPSHAM — The company that wants to build a 103-foot cellular communications tower in Topsham Heights missed last week’s deadline to submit documentation for the Tuesday, Feb. 2, Planning Board meeting, but expects to be in time for the first March meeting.Mariner Tower ...

  • Topsham selectmen halt sale of town-owned lot

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 21 to halt the sale of a town-owned lot. Bids for the 3.1-acre property, near Route 196 and Robert Hill Road and bordered by two gravel pits, were due by Dec. 30 and were originally going to be opened at the board’s J...

  • Falmouth residents speak out against proposed natural resource protections

    FALMOUTH — The town is once again weighing tighter natural resource protection rules against the potential cost to property owners. The issue came before the Town Council Monday night, Jan. 25, with the town's Long Range Planning Advisory Committee's presentation of highlights from i...

  • Regier is Freeport's Citizen of the Year

    FREEPORT — Thoughtful, skilled, mild-mannered, yet determined. Those are a few of the words used to describe the town's Citizen of the Year, Rod Regier. Town Councilor Charlotte Bishop honored Regier at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, for his nearly 30 years of...

  • Brunswick renovation project fails to boost local subcontractors

    BRUNSWICK — A renovation project billed as a local stimulus project will be more regional than anticipated. The Town Council learned Monday that a $780,000 project to retrofit an 1854 building on Union Street to accommodate local retirement services provider People Plus will involve ...

  • Harpswell changes Town Meeting to March 20 to accommodate SAD 75 vote

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen voted Jan. 21 to change Town Meeting from March 13 to March 20. The vote follows a recent decision by School Administrative District 75 to schedule a March 9 referendum on the closing of the West Harpswell School. The move by selectmen will a...