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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Falmouth councilor denies conflict, council eases development limits

    FALMOUTH — Despite suggestions of a conflict of interest involving one councilor, a sharply divided Town Council on Monday relaxed some rules governing future residential subdivisions. The Resource Conservation Overlay District rules were first approved five years ago, requiring deve... 1

  • Trail alliance forming in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The Conservation Commission and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust are helping to establish the Greater Topsham Trail Alliance. The alliance's purpose is to coordinate efforts by various trail groups, individuals and organizations to maintain and develop trails in Topsham and...

  • Sliding into winter

    Portland's seventh annual WinterKids Welcome To Winter Festival was held in Payson park on Saturday. The event helps introduce immigrant kids and their families, some of whom may never have seen snow before, to outdoor activities like sledding and snowshoeing, and how to dress for the cold. Local...

  • Boxing day

    Fourth-graders Hanna Smith, left, and Amanda Theall move packed boxes into a hall at the Nathan Clifford School on Saturday as part of a "Packing Party" in advance of the Feburary vacation move to the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School.

  • State fields hundreds of customer complaints after Brunswick oil company closes

    BRUNSWICK — Thibeault Energy has closed, leaving some customers literally out in the cold. A recording on the company's answering machine on Wednesday directed customers to other oil companies and said the closing was beyond the company's control. Company officials did not res...

  • Credit union accuses ex-employee of stealing at least $519K

    BRUNSWICK — Over the course of six years, Topsham-resident Marsha Richard allegedly stole at least $519,000 from her former employer, Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union. The Brunswick-based credit union, which has branches in Cumberland, Freeport and Topsham, has filed a civil la...

  • Site walks planned by Freeport board

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will hold two site walks on Saturday, Jan. 29. At 9 a.m. the board will meet in the parking lot of the Freeport Community Center at 53 Depot St. They will tour 57 Depot St., a building owned by Freeport Community Services next to the Community...

  • Fishing boat catches fire off Chebeague Island

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The fishing boat Deborah Lee caught fire and burned off the east side of the island Tuesday afternoon. A Cumberland County emergency dispatcher said the 80-foot vessel was anchored between Chebeague and Crow islands, and that the fire was reported at 11:09 a.m. No ...