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  • With Portland-Brunswick rail extension set, focus switches to funding Downeaster operations

    PORTLAND — After last week's receipt of a $35 million federal grant brightened the prospects for extending Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland to Brunswick within three years, state and federal officials are now trying ensure that the passenger service has the money to keep running....

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...

  • Brunswick, Freeport asked to help build case for Downeaster extension

    BRUNSWICK — Freeport and Brunswick, two towns expected to benefit most from the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster, are being asked to help the passenger rail service strengthen its case for federal stimulus money. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which ...

  • It takes a Village Station

    Olympic gold medalist and Freeport resident Joan Benoit Samuelson watches highlights of her career Saturday during an opening ceremony at the Nike Factory Store at the Shops at Freeport Village Station. Samuelson also participated in a Q&A session with shoppers and fans who came out to enjoy the are...

  • Freeport Village Station businesses ready for rollout

    FREEPORT — A few stores will open Thursday, May 14, in advance of a grand opening on Saturday, May 16, at Freeport Village Station, a $30 million, 120,000-square-foot, multi-level commercial complex that officials say has defied the economic odds. Local resident and Olympic gold m...

  • Job fair Thursday for Freeport Village Station

    FREEPORT — There will be a job fair on Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Freeport Community Library. The fair is hosted by the Freeport Merchants Association, Freeport Village Station and the Freeport Economic Development Corp. A few of the participating businesses...

  • Federal plan could alter Portland-Brunswick rail upgrade funding

    Grant could replace state borrowing PORTLAND — Rail advocates are hoping the $35 million needed to upgrade tracks between Portland and Brunswick will qualify for grant funding under a new strategic plan being drafted by federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.