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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel urges action on issues facing the elderly

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An advisory panel has presented preliminary recommendations to the Town Council about how life can be improved for the town's senior citizens. Brett Seekins, chairman of the Senior Citizen Advisory Commission, on Nov. 6 talked to councilors about several concern...

  • Workshop set on Harpswell zoning changes

    HARPSWELL — A second workshop on proposed ordinance changes will be held at the town office on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The Planning Board has proposed 10 amendments to the town's zoning ordinance that cover a breadth of issues, from how structures are defined to a ban on...

  • Harpswell water tower decision likely to go to voters

    HARPSWELL — As selectmen consider placing a decision on whether to dispose of an unused water tower at Mitchell Field in the hands of voters, public support for saving the structure is emerging. Selectmen are expected to place an article on the 2015 Town Meeting warrant asking v...

  • 'Cinema pub,' shoe store, jeweler to expand to Topsham mall

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Fair Mall will be home to three new businesses in the coming months. Smitty's Cinema, Lamey-Wellehan Shoes and Day's Jewelers are all coming to the regional shopping center off Route 196. Smitty's and Lamey-Wellehan will occupy part of an approximately 73...

  • Falmouth council OKs 1 plan for cutting trees, defeats another

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council was split Monday night over harvesting plans in one forest, but unanimously approved harvesting in another. Councilors voted 6-0 for the 2015 Forest Harvesting Plan for the Woods Road Community Forest, but defeated a harvesting plan in the Blackstrap ...

  • Bath launches holiday season with Santa, tree lighting

    BATH — Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday to light the city's Christmas tree. St. Nick will arrive at the Library Park gazebo on Summer Street at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, for the tree lighting. Ornaments can be made in the library's Community Room starting Saturday at 11 a.m. Co...

  • Bath Iron Works union cries foul over proposal to shift work to other shipyards

    BATH — A new proposal by Bath Iron Works President Frederick Harris to cut costs by outsourcing work to other shipyards threatens to end years of relative peace between management and the defense contractor’s largest union. Leaders of Local S6 of the Machinists union, which rep...

  • Bath students make wreaths for food truck funds

    BATH — Seventh-graders from Bath Middle School will be making and selling wreaths to benefit the Bath Area Mobile Food Truck. The decorated wreaths will be sold for $20 each at Roger's Ace Hardware, 55 Congress Ave., and Dot's Ice Cream Shop, 160 Front St., from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday,...