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  • 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...

  • Bath-Tsugaru sister city program elects new president

    BATH — The board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program elected Andy Bailes as its new president Jan. 21. Bailes replaces Dr. Deborah Patten, who led the program for 15 years. When Patten to...

  • Brunswick hospital auxiliary finishes $120K pledge drive

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary has completed its $120,000 pledge to upgrade the maternity ward infant security scanner. The group paid the third $40,000 installment on its pledge earlier this month and intends to launch a new pledge drive this winter, President Ell...

  • Top dog: Falmouth retriever goes for the gold

    FALMOUTH — Some people are just dog people. Laura Jill Simmons, without doubt, is one of those people. Simmons, who owns the dog training facility PoeticGold Farm at 7 Trillium Lane, said she has been working with dogs her whole life. She even sai...

  • Chebeague, Long Island school chief resigns

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The School Department is looking for a new part-time superintendent and principal after Alton Hadley announced his resignation. Hadley held both positions, and a search committee is looking for someone new to follow suit. The part-time position requires being at th...

  • USDA rural rating provides new loan opportunities in several greater Portland towns

    FREEPORT — A dozen towns in greater Portland have been reclassified as rural and are now eligible to apply for grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA Rural Development ...

  • Freeport council OKs height exemption for Main St. retail project

    FREEPORT — Contract zoning has been approved for demolition and reconstruction at 56-58 Main St., although the overall project has yet to be officially approved. The Denney Block, owned by George Denney of Freeport, is being purchased by

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  • Yarmouth parish putting new focus on community service

    YARMOUTH — The First Parish Congregational Church on Main Street is reaching out to the community after church members realized more can be done to help people in the area. Jim Highland, who has b...

  • Proposed Falmouth sports bar inconsistent with zoning, Tidewater residents tell council

    FALMOUTH — Tidewater Farm residents continued to challenge plans for a  Rivalries restaurant and sports pub at Monday's Town Council meeting. The counc...