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  • Brunswick subdivision gets green light

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board Tuesday approved the Chamberlain Woods subdivision. The board had tabled the application in April, concerned that the plan con...

  • Divided Brunswick council defeats motions on train idling

    BRUNSWICK — Attempts to pressure the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority to install equipment to limit train idling failed at Monday night's Town Council meeting. NNEPRA will, however, still move forward with installation of an auxiliary power unit to reduce idling, ba...

  • Topsham planners await more information on subdivision proposal

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday tabled discussion on a proposed 16-home subdivision off Middlesex Road. The Glades Above Homeplace development of single-family homes, proposed by Thomas Bethea, would be built on 35 acres bordered by the Arbor Avenue, Bay Park and Homeplace ne...

  • Harpswell 1 stop away from public transit service

    HARPSWELL — Geography and population have long made it hard to provide public transportation in town. But that could soon change, Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said. The Board of Selectmen is moving forward on a draft agreement with Rockland-based nonprofit Coastal Tran...

  • South Portland armory project on track for approval

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The vacant, former Maine National Guard Armory is a step closer to becoming a functional, multi-use business center. With little discussion Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved rezoning the 2.74-acre parcel from Residential District A zone to Cond...

  • Route 1 paving underway in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Maine Department of Transportation is paving a 1.3-mile portion of Route 1 from Exit 24 of Interstate 295 to the Brunswick town line. MDOT began work on April 29 and expects the project to be completed by the first week of June. Minor traffic delays are exp...

  • Yarmouth developer sees community in pizza, coffee, groceries, ice cream

    YARMOUTH — Although the new Andy's Handy Store will house a variety of businesses, the owners say they aren't trying to create a public market. Instead, Sean Ireland wants to provide Yarmouth with a community space that will meet various needs. Ireland and his cousin Amy Irela...

  • Freeport budget hike driven by health-care costs

    FREEPORT — A 4.3 percent increase in municipal spending is expected in the 2016 fiscal year, according to Town Manager Peter Joseph and Finance Director Jessica Maloy. Joseph and Maloy on May 5 reported to councilors that this year's budget of $8.9 million is expected to increas...