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  • Body found in Brunswick identified as West Bath man

    BRUNSWICK — Police on Wednesday said the body of 51-year-old David Dolan of West Bath was recovered Tuesday morning in the New Meadows River. Dolan’s body was found about 100 yards upriver from the Sawyer Park boat ramp, Brunswick Police Cmdr. Marc Hagan said. He said the death...

  • Bath library hosts college application workshop, teen writing contest

    BATH — Saturday, Aug. 1, is an important date for teenage patrons of the Patten Free Library. Registration will open that day for the 33 Summer St. institution's workshop on the Common Application for college It's also the day the library will begin accepting submissions for i...

  • Topsham Fair returns for 161st installment

    TOPSHAM — The 161st Topsham Fair opens Tuesday, Aug. 4. Admission for the event, which opens at 8 a.m. daily and runs through Sunday, Aug. 9, is $10 every day but Friday and Saturday, when the fee is $12. Rides are included in the cost, and children under 3 feet tall get in for free ...

  • Freeport bag ban may not make November ballot

    FREEPORT — The Ordinance Committee on Tuesday discussed sending proposed restrictions on single-use shopping bags to a voter referendum. The committee didn't make any decisions at the July 28 meeting, and didn't send any recommendations to the Town Council. Members said they want mor...

  • Falmouth's TideSmart gets zoning board OK to convert home to office

    FALMOUTH — The owner of TideSmart Global on Tuesday moved a step closer to changing the use of a building on the marketing company's campus from residential to commercial. Yarmouth resident Steve Woods, who is a columnist for The Forecaste...

  • Tyler Technologies adds to proposed Yarmouth expansion

    YARMOUTH — Tyler Technologies' conceptual plan for expansion of its building now includes an increase in the size of the project and two waiver requests. The Plano, Texas-based, software company on July 22 presented a plan to the Planning Board to build offices for about 575 new empl...

  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Portland councilors grapple with new assistance funding questions

    PORTLAND — As City Councilors prepare to vote on establishing a fund to help some immigrants left ineligible for General Assistance, they are also aware of its limits. "The one thing we know is there is an insufficient amount of money to run a really good program," Councilor Jon...

  • Cumberland officials blast Rep. Timmons' reversal on conservation bonds

    CUMBERLAND — Town officials this week pilloried state Rep. Mike Timmons, R-Cumberland, for reversing his position and not voting to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the release of conservation bonds. Some of those funds were earmarked for the local purchase and preservation of Kni...