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  • South Portland council OKs Waterman Drive lot, parks SMCC request

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parking problems took up much of the City Council's time this week. The council on Monday awarded a construction contract for a new public parking lot along Waterman Drive between C and E streets, but indicated a lack of support for an appeal from Southern Maine...

  • Harpswell fire departments seek volunteer drivers

    HARPSWELL — The town's three fire departments are seeking volunteer emergency drivers.  Volunteers later this month will train in a two-part program to drive an ambulance, paramedic car, and other emergency vehicles used by the Cundy's Harbor, Harpswell Neck and Orr's and B...

  • State ready to seek bids for new Scarborough bridge

    SCARBOROUGH — Nearly 50 Pine Point residents Tuesday got a last look at plans for the Pine Point Crossing Bridge replacement, which will include a temporary bridge to continue two-lane traffic. The two-lane bridge, which spans the Pam Am railroad tracks, is nearly...

  • Untested candidates seek at-large seat on Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Two political newcomers are competing for an at-large seat on the Town Council in the Nov. 4 general election.  Kathy Wilson, who owns a Pleasant Street dog grooming business, and John Portela, a sandblaster at Bath Iron Works, are contending for a the seat now ...

  • Bikers leave South Portland for NYC, seeking climate action

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Well-wishers and environmentalists gathered at the Community Center Wednesday morning to send off Whitehall Avenue resident Bob Klotz as he began a 350-mile bike ride to New York City in support of the People's Climate March. Klotz, local representative of the e...

  • Pending appeal, ruling restores public access to Harpswell beach

    HARPSWELL — Shoreline access proponents claimed victory this week after a judge upheld the public's right to use a private road on Bailey Island to reach nearby Cedar Beach.  In a 73-page ruling issued Monday, Sept. 15, Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills s...

  • Topsham to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday

    TOPSHAM — It's never too early, apparently, for Oktoberfest. The 2014 Oktoberfest, which features craft beers, food, and local crafts and music, will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce is p...

  • Space still available on Topsham ballot

    TOPSHAM — With less than a week before the deadline for filing nomination papers, elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors still had no candidates. Papers must be returned to the office of Town Clerk Linda Dumont by the close of bu...

  • Bath council sends charter changes to referendum

    BATH — Along with electing four city councilors, residents on Nov. 4 will also decide several changes proposed to the City Charter. A hearing on the matter Monday drew no public comment. The council voted 6-1, with Councilor David Sinclair opposed, to send all six amendments to refer...

  • Back in stable condition: Don Richards, a Maine harness racing legend, is also a legendary survivor

    CUMBERLAND — Don Richards would rather not talk about the accident that nearly killed him. "I don't feel any pain, so I don't want people feeling sorry for me," he said. Less than a year ago, 81-year-old Richards was lying on a barn floor in a pool of his own blood. He wa...