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  • Brunswick CIP discussion hints at interest in spending cuts

    BRUNSWICK — Some councilors expressed a desire for widespread spending cuts Monday night as the Town Council reviewed the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2015-2016. Monday's workshop was an opportunity for councilors to review and discuss several projects in the CIP, which...

  • Harpswell selectmen review data on rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen reviewed sea level rise data with contracted Town Planner Scott Hastings on Monday evening, examining areas in town that could be critically impacted by rising seas. Hastings, of the Midcoast Council of Governments, is serving as town planner through a cont...

  • Bowdoin students pledge to sit in until Brunswick college commits to stop investing in fossil fuels

    BRUNSWICK — About 20 Bowdoin College students launched a sit-in Wednesday morning outside President Barry Mills’ office, refusing to leave until the administration commits to working with them to divest Bowdoin’s endowment completely from fossil fuels. Members of Bowdoin ...

  • In Scarborough, Easter is in the bag

    Residents and staff at the Scarborough Terrace assisted living community, including Tersina Grant, Elizabeth Simonds, Peggy Lopez, Eleanor Mathieson, and Janice Nichols, helped spread the holiday cheer Tuesday, March 31, by decorating and filling Easter baskets for Project G.R.A.C.E. to dist...

  • Dance fever in Topsham

    Dozens of contra dancers packed the gym at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday afternoon, March 28, for the 25th annual DownEast Country Dance Festival.

  • Yarmouth lawmaker revives legislation for disaster tax relief

    YARMOUTH — Almost two years after an explosion on Gables Drive left one person dead and destroyed the homes of many others, a local state representative is again trying to ease the...

  • Yarmouth volunteers to respond to rural hunger

    YARMOUTH — People from Yarmouth and surrounding communities will be coming together next weekend to help feed children in areas of the state that don't have as many resources. Yarmouth resident Barbara Horton and her neighbors started an effort four years ago to package meals for chi...

  • Falmouth panel eyes $9M in Route 100 upgrades

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100 Vision Committee has come up with draft recommendations for infrastructure improvements to the area, at an estimated cost of just over $9 million. Theo Holtwijk, director of long range planning, said there are

  • Kickstarter campaign begins for Bath flags

    BATH — It started as a few, and by July it may be many. The City Council in 2013 approved a flag design that reflects the city's shipbuilding history. That flag hangs in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and outside the building. Only a few others exist. But lead designer Jer...

  • RSU 1 seeks Morse High project committee members

    BATH — As it determines whether to rebuild or renovate Morse High School, Regional School Unit 1 is looking for people to serve on one of five building committees. RSU 1 last year formed a nine-person building committee, composed of three members each from the central office, School ...