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  • Bath Iron Works nets $57M in new contracts

    BATH — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Bath Iron Works two contracts totaling about $57 million, according to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. One $28.7 million contract funds fleet maintenance work. The other, for the same amount, funds engineering and design work on the Littora...

  • Loser of Brunswick inn naming rights becomes The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern

    BRUNSWICK — The Inn at Brunswick Station will soon become The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The change comes after a February ruling by a federal court that the original name was too similar to that of The Brunswick Inn, which is only a few hundred yards away. “I think it&...

  • Scarborough patrons declare their support for libraries

    SCARBOROUGH — In celebration of National Library Week, Scarborough Public Library trustees collected nearly 200 signatures on a "Declaration for the Right to Libraries," to be displayed in Washington, D.C. Trustees hosted a ceremony April 17 where board members, students and res...

  • RSU 5 withdrawal talks find areas of agreement, disagreement for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Opponents and supporters of Freeport's proposed withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5 agreed to agree and disagree last week. In an April 16 meeting, members of the Freeport Withdrawal Committee and the RSU 5 Working Group hammered out common points of a possible divorce ...

  • North Yarmouth board sets criteria for new manager

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday unanimously approved criteria for the hiring of the first permanent town manager. Candidate interviews could take place in June. The panel plans to have the Maine Municipal Association help facilitate the process of advertisin...

  • Route 1 overhaul to begin next month in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A long-planned, $12.3 million construction project that will change the face of the U.S. Route 1 business district will begin the week of May 5. The Route One Infrastructure Plan was the subject of a short presentation to the Town Council on Wednesday, April 16. The counci...

  • Yarmouth council backs harbor improvements

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on April 17 endorsed a plan that could transform Yarmouth Harbor and bring new life to the town's waterfront – if the necessary funding can be found. In a 6-0 vote, the council backed recommendations

  • Car-free Sundays on Baxter Blvd. resume May 4

    PORTLAND — Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles on Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., between Vannah Avenue and Payson Park, when Sundays on the Boulevard resumes May 4. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the boulevard will be open for for use by walkers, runners, bicyc...

  • Earth Day cleanups continue in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Local groups will hold spring clean-ups throughout the end of April into early May in continued celebration of Earth Day. Maine Audubon and Friends of Scarborough Marsh will partner with Project GRACE on Saturday, April 26, for the annual Scarborough Marsh cleanup....

  • Work impending on natural gas project 'backbone'

    FALMOUTH — The first phase of a $42 million natural gas distribution project is imminent, but it's still unknown when residents will be able to begin using the fuel in their homes. That was the takeaway from an informational meeting held Thursday, April 17, at Town Hall by Summit Nat...