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  • Kilty pleasure: Tartan Day at Maine Military Museum in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Call it a kilty pleasure. On Saturday, April 10, the Maine Military Museum Annex will host an event honoring Maine Tartan Day, a celebration of Scots and Scots-Americans in Maine. The event will feature bag pipers, living historians, a parade of colors and, of course... 1

  • Topsham selectmen eye TIF amendments for Town Meeting warrant

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen next week will decide which warrant items to send to Town Meeting. Among the items are amendments to the Highlands’ three tax increment financing districts and proposed code of conduct and code changes related to Town Meeting. The board hel...

  • Yarmouth senior community begins funding search for additional renovations

    YARMOUTH — Fundraising has started for the second phase of improvements at Bartlett Circle, the low-income senior housi...

  • Annual Yarmouth Wellness Fair inspires Maine Wellness Day

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Wellness Fair has grown so much over the past five years that April 10 has been declared Maine Wellness Day.  Gov. John Baldacci signed a proclamation in March naming April 10 as Maine Wellness Day, a day to be aware of and create wellness awareness ...

  • Curtain rises Sunday in South Portland on 5th 'Perform for a Cure'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than 200 kids will take to the stage at the South Portland High School Auditorium on Sunday, April 11, to display their talent and raise money for cancer research and treatment. The show, starting at 2:30 p.m., is the fifth annual

  • Bath Planning Board approves business park growth

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a final subdivision application for the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. While the 25-acre, nine-lot expansion will be built in West Bath, all the impact on roads will be in Bath, where the first two phases are...

  • North Yarmouth nomination papers due April 23

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal election are due at the town clerk’s office on Friday, April 23. Two seats are available for three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Selectman Robert Wood has taken out papers, but Selectman Anne Gra...

  • Low bid drives Cumberland's Route 88 improvement cost down to about $4M

    CUMBERLAND — Although the Town Council voted last December to borrow up to $4.5 million for improvements to Foreside Road (Route 88), the low bid for the work will reduce the cost to between $4 million and $4.1 million, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. The Town Council is ex...

  • Face-lift for Monument Square

    Portland Public Services crews began constructing new granite planters this week at Monument Square, in anticipation of tree planting in May. The square will get 15 new trees, most likely ginkgos, according to city Arborist Jeff Tarling. Eight will be installed along storefronts (shown), three in...

  • Lawmakers seek scrutiny of tax rebate for Brunswick inn

    BRUNSWICK — A tax rebate program for the developer of Maine Street Station is coming under increased scrutiny by the state agency reviewing the proposal. The rebate, which over 10 years would award JHR Development an average of 85 percent of property taxes collected on a proposed 54-...