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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Brunswick's annual Longfellow Days celebration returns

    BRUNSWICK — The region's literary community is gearing up for the annual month-long celebration of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Now in its 11th year, Longfellow Days includes ...

  • SAD 75 budget under pressure from contracts, charter schools

    TOPSHAM — Contractual salary increases, a potential rise in health insurance costs and the impact of charter schools are among factors that could influence the next School Administrative District 75 budget. The district's spending plan, including adult education, decreased from $34.8...

  • 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...

  • 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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