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  • Land trust has purchase of islands off Harpswell in sight

    HARPSWELL — A $250,000 donation from L.L. Bean has boosted hope that the Maine Coast Heritage Trust will complete the purchase of the Goslings islands. In May, the Topsham-based trust announced it was offered the opportunity to buy and preserve the trio of Casco Bay islands, and...

  • Habitat for Humanity moving from Bath to Topsham

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is moving its ReStore and administrative offices to Topsham. The organization has been at 108 Centre St. in Bath for seven years. The ReStore has been well received, prompting expansion of its merchandising and retail space to further serve ...

  • Fundraising pace delays completion of colonial ship replica in Bath

    BATH — The pinnace Virginia has faced challenges both times it's been built. First was the harsh winter of 1607-1608, when the vessel – the first European ship built in New England – was constructed at the short-lived Popham Colony on the shores of the Kennebec ...

  • Topsham will seek new town planner this fall

    TOPSHAM — The town will advertise for a new planning director after completion of the six-month probationary period of Town Manager Rich Roedner. Roedner, the former planner, was hired in October 2002. He became the interim town manager when

  • 3 teenagers charged in South Portland burglaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three teenagers were charged in a rash of residential burglaries in the city spanning from July to late this month. Police Sgt. Steven Webster said approximately 30 burglaries were reported in which burglars entered private homes and stole items. Webster said several...

  • Falmouth council fine-tunes library bond referendum

    FALMOUTH — After yet another long discussion about the language of a Nov. 4 referendum on Falmouth Memorial Library renovations, the Town Council on Monday called for more clarification. Councilors scheduled more discussion for Sept. 8, and a public hearing for Sept. 22. ...

  • Chebeague Chebang set for Saturday

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After a rainy Fourth of July put a hold on the fourth annual Chebeague Chebang, the celebration will be held this Saturday, Aug. 30. The event hosted by the Chebeague Island Inn will run from 4-10 p.m., with barbecue food, yard games, live music, and fireworks...

  • Chebeague Island sets special election to replace selectman

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Rather than wait until Election Day in November, the town will hold a special election in October to replace a selectman who resigned. Board of Selectmen Chairman Mark Dyer resigned Aug. 13, citing personal reasons in an explanation to the board. His term expires i...

  • Washout leaves Freeport resident financially treading water

    Elizabeth Toothaker gestures to the washed-out road that prevents her from driving to her Freeport home. She is on a temporary path used for foot traffic after an Aug. 13 storm destroyed the road.

  • Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5 remains on track after hearing

    FREEPORT — After members of the public mostly expressed support Tuesday, the Freeport Withdrawal Committee is now waiting for the Maine Department of Education to give final approval to the town's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5.