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  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Brunswick CIP discussion hints at interest in spending cuts

    BRUNSWICK — Some councilors expressed a desire for widespread spending cuts Monday night as the Town Council reviewed the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2015-2016. Monday's workshop was an opportunity for councilors to review and discuss several projects in the CIP, which...

  • Harpswell selectmen review data on rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen reviewed sea level rise data with contracted Town Planner Scott Hastings on Monday evening, examining areas in town that could be critically impacted by rising seas. Hastings, of the Midcoast Council of Governments, is serving as town planner through a cont...

  • Bowdoin students pledge to sit in until Brunswick college commits to stop investing in fossil fuels

    BRUNSWICK — About 20 Bowdoin College students launched a sit-in Wednesday morning outside President Barry Mills’ office, refusing to leave until the administration commits to working with them to divest Bowdoin’s endowment completely from fossil fuels. Members of Bowdoin ...

  • In Scarborough, Easter is in the bag

    Residents and staff at the Scarborough Terrace assisted living community, including Tersina Grant, Elizabeth Simonds, Peggy Lopez, Eleanor Mathieson, and Janice Nichols, helped spread the holiday cheer Tuesday, March 31, by decorating and filling Easter baskets for Project G.R.A.C.E. to dist...

  • Dance fever in Topsham

    Dozens of contra dancers packed the gym at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday afternoon, March 28, for the 25th annual DownEast Country Dance Festival.

  • Yarmouth lawmaker revives legislation for disaster tax relief

    YARMOUTH — Almost two years after an explosion on Gables Drive left one person dead and destroyed the homes of many others, a local state representative is again trying to ease the...

  • Yarmouth volunteers to respond to rural hunger

    YARMOUTH — People from Yarmouth and surrounding communities will be coming together next weekend to help feed children in areas of the state that don't have as many resources. Yarmouth resident Barbara Horton and her neighbors started an effort four years ago to package meals for chi...