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  • Harpswell floats aquaculture permit plan to protect clamflats

    HARPSWELL — Resident clammers are putting the final touches on an ambitious plan to protect almost 900 acres of intertidal mudflats through the broad application of municipal aquaculture permits. The Marine Resources Committee intends to propose an ordinance amendment that would...

  • South Portland confident about pool of school chief candidates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board has begun its search for the successor to Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin, who will leave the post June 30, 2015.  Job advertisements have been placed in The Boston Globe, Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram, board chai...

  • Brunswick stress busters: Bowdoin College students get 'fuzz therapy' during finals

    BRUNSWICK — Like celebrities evading paparazzi, six furry guests were quietly slipped through a side door into a nondescript first-floor reading room at the Bowdoin College library, barely noticed by the dozens of students anxiously lined up to receive them.  But when the d...

  • Bath mulls improvements at dog-friendly South End Park

    BATH — With $100,000 in hand from Bath Iron Works to fund improvements at South End Park, the city is studying how to use the money and may present proposals this winter. The Washington Street park, which sits on the Kennebec River and used to belong to BIW, is a popular venue where ...

  • Topsham 250th to wrap with time capsule, fireworks

    TOPSHAM — The town's year-long 250th birthday celebration, which received a less-enthusiastic response than organizers expected, will end with a bang: a fireworks show and bonfire on New Year's Eve. The steering committee's co-chairman this week said he he wished the various events t...

  • Freeport council sets fees for food trucks

    FREEPORT — Food trucks are now allowed in some parts of town after the Town Council established a fee structure for the businesses.  T...

  • North Yarmouth taps Portland architect for development study

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday hired Stephen Blatt Architects to conduct a facilities study on three development options the town faces. The town will pay the Portland firm $18,000, which comes out of an economic development fund, according to Town Manager Rosemar...

  • Falmouth to conserve forests valued at $900K

    FALMOUTH — The town is acquiring 100 acres of forest, valued at just over $907,000, to add to its conservation corner. The land is from three different sellers, according to Bob Shafto, the town's open space ombudsman, who said the sales are likely to close in February 2015...

  • Falmouth residents hope to stem development tide

    FALMOUTH — With time winding down for its completion, developers of the Tidewater Farm mixed-used neighborhood hope to revise their master plan. Developer Nathan Bateman recently appeared before the Town Council to outline those changes. Among other ...

  • Freeport drive to protect farmland exceeds initial goal

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Conservation Trust has exceeded its first fundraising goal by over $4,000 in an effort to save Winterwood Farm from being sold to developers. The trust raised more than $24,000 by a Dec. 15 deadline with the help of people in Freeport and surrounding communiti...