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  • Kickstarter campaign begins for Bath flags

    BATH — It started as a few, and by July it may be many. The City Council in 2013 approved a flag design that reflects the city's shipbuilding history. That flag hangs in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and outside the building. Only a few others exist. But lead designer Jer...

  • RSU 1 seeks Morse High project committee members

    BATH — As it determines whether to rebuild or renovate Morse High School, Regional School Unit 1 is looking for people to serve on one of five building committees. RSU 1 last year formed a nine-person building committee, composed of three members each from the central office, School ...

  • Brunswick Planning Board says no to radio tower on Pleasant Hill Road

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board has derailed a local radio station's latest attempt to bring back community radio. First Wave Media, the name of the group that operates WMCE 900 AM, petitioned the board on Tuesday for a zoning change that would allow construction of a 199-foot AM radi... 2

  • Down in the dumps: Brunswick landfill has history of environmental woes

    BRUNSWICK — The steady stream of brown water that runs out of a lagoon at the town's Graham Road landfill disappears quickly into the Androscoggin River. The flow is no bigger than a kitchen faucet that has been left on. But this tiny trickle of leachate, or waste water that has seep... 1

  • Bath man drowns after fishing accident

    BRUNSWICK — A 38-year old Bath man drowned in the Androscoggin River on July 10 after a fishing accident. According to Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan, William Clark was fishing with his girlfriend on a sandbar near Baybridge Landing around 3 p.m. After receiving a tug on his pole, he...

  • Topsham Public Library: 80 years of literary legacy

    TOPSHAM — Although the Topsham Public Library building is just seven years old, it's been 80 years since the institution was born. The library, now at 25 Foreside Road, presented a long-range plan for the next three years to the Board of Selectmen on July 7. Topsham's library ...

  • Rotary pitches winter festival, skating shelter for South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mill Creek Park will be home to southern Maine's newest winter carnival next year, if local Rotarians have anything to do with it. Dan Mooers, a volunteer from the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth,  pitched the idea for two days of snowy festivities ...

  • Freeport council cans proposal for pay-per-bag trash disposal

    FREEPORT — Residents will not have to purchase specific bags to dispose of trash after the Town Council on Tuesday night ended discussions about pay-per-bag pick-up. The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee has been working on a proposal since last September, after the council asked i...

  • Brunswick to consider proactive fire inspections

    Neighbors concerned about condition of burned building BRUNSWICK — Residents are urging the town to improve its fire inspection program, and to make the owner of a recently burned building clean it up or tear it down. Neighbors are concerned that the apartment building at 16...

  • American Legion gives unofficial Topsham war memorial a permanent home

    TOPSHAM — A privately maintained war memorial has a new home after the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported moving the commemorative site from town property on Route 196 to the local American Legion post. Gordon Kinney of Tedford Road created the memorial on what was then state p...