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  • Harpswell incumbents unopposed on town ballot

    HARPSWELL — Barring any write-in candidacies, a trio of incumbent office-holders will be unopposed in their bids for new terms. Selectman Ellie Multer, School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors member Joann Rogers, and Road Commissioner Ron Ponziani will be the only candid...

  • Brunswick dog day-care business has tails wagging

    BRUNSWICK — When she opened Blue Dog Day Care in November, Meghan Osborne suspected business would be good, but she didn't expect to have a full house every day. "I don't know if I thought we were going to reach the limit in the first two months," Osborne said, in an interview at the...

  • Harpswell town planner heading to Topsham

    HARPSWELL — Carol Eyerman, who has led the town's Planning Department for seven years, is leaving, but she isn't going far.  Eyerman, who was hired as Harpswell's town planner in 2007, has accepted a position as assistant town planner in Topsham. She expects to start in ear...

  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Brunswick's annual Longfellow Days celebration returns

    BRUNSWICK — The region's literary community is gearing up for the annual month-long celebration of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Now in its 11th year, Longfellow Days includes ...

  • SAD 75 budget under pressure from contracts, charter schools

    TOPSHAM — Contractual salary increases, a potential rise in health insurance costs and the impact of charter schools are among factors that could influence the next School Administrative District 75 budget. The district's spending plan, including adult education, decreased from $34.8...

  • Harpswell to vote on sharing Cedar Beach legal fees

    HARPSWELL — A proposal to use $110,000 in town revenue to help pay for the legal battle over access to Cedar Beach will go to voters in March.  The Board of Selectmen on Jan. 22 approved a Town Meeting warrant article that would raise the money and direct it to a reserve ac...