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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...

  • Maine education chief placed on indefinite medical leave

    AUGUSTA — State Education Commissioner Jim Rier of Topsham has been placed on indefinite medical leave, according to Department of Education spokeswoman Samantha Warren. Warren did not provide details about Rier’s condition, but she said his absence is expected to be temporary ...

  • Doing the robot in Cape Elizabeth

    Teams from Cape Elizabeth, Biddeford, Limestone, and Pembroke, New Hampshire, were among 23 that competed in the season's first Maine VEX robotics tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Cape Elizabeth High School.

  • DEP to hold formal hearing on Brunswick train barn permit

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has postponed a community meeting on a storm-water permit for a proposed Amtrak train layover facility, opting instead to hold a formal public hearing on the project. DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho on Nov. 6 said hearin...

  • Brunswick Fire Dept. offers safety classes

    BRUNSWICK — The Fire Department and Mid Coast Senior Health Center will hold a series of free workshops through December aimed at fire and fall prevention for older adults. The program, called "Remembering When," begins Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at 58 Baribeau Drive, with a focus on ki...

  • Lease gives land trust, Brunswick farmers peace of mind

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is giving farmers working its flagship property a new lease on life. Literally. BTLT last week announced a 50-year agreement with farmers Seth Kroeck and Maura Bannon at Crystal Spring Farm, a picturesque swath of agricultural ...

  • Vandals do $20K damage to vacant Bath school

    BATH — Vandals who broke into the former Huse School building on Andrews Road on the night before Halloween caused more than $20,000 in damage, according to police. Bath police said Nov. 6 that the vandals were likely wearing Guy Fawkes masks, which were left behind, as were hun...

  • Bath council OKs rezoning for new CVS store

    BATH — The City Council granted final passage to a land use code map amendment and contract rezoning for a CVS drug store. The council on Nov. 5 also approved the sale of a small piece of city-owned land on Winter Street Court to resolve a code compliance issue. CVS wants to m...

  • Bath 'Turkey Trot' inspires giving, fitness

    BATH — Giving and exercising combine in the 11th annual "Turkey Trot," to be held on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27. InspireME Personal Fitness and Wellness will host the three-mile event, which raises funds for the Bath Area Food Bank. Walkers and runners of all abilities and ages are...