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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • No Bull: Scarborough Bull Moose expands to add books

    Bull Moose owner Brett Wickard stocks CDs on the shelves of the newly expanded Scarborough store, which will reopen Saturday. The store now includes a section for new and used books. "This is the best way to buy local," Wickard said. "You're buying something sold by someone in your town."

  • Topsham to receive almost $75K for park project

    TOPSHAM — The town is one of four Maine communities that will receive a total of more than $170,000 in grant money, the Maine Department of Conservation announced Wednesday. The grant funding comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Topsham is receiving $74,850...

  • Clean up crew

    Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Foreman Mike Lord cuts off a section of tree trunk which was hanging over the top of a power line Nov. 9 on Butler Head in West Bath. Tree and electrical crews from as far away as New York spread across the Mid-Coast this week, cleaning up damage from a windy Nov. 7 stor...

  • Investigators identify Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders have been unable to find the body of a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge Nov. 3, but they believe they now know his identity. Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said on Wednesday that the jumper is believed to be Edwin...

  • United Way raises more than $2M in Bath area

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine raised more than $2 million in a fundraising campaign, surpassing its $1.92 million goal. “This is a great success,” said Campaign Chair Dave Nadeau of Riley Insurance at the Nov. 3 campaign finale. “The campaign may be drawing ...

  • Bath lecture to focus on Lincoln County's early history

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on “The Early History of Lincoln County” on Saturday, Nov. 13. Jay Robbins, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, will present the lecture. He has been studying the colonial ...

  • Topsham selectmen support state land deal

    TOPSHAM — The state is expected to turn over approximately 21 acres of land off the Coastal Connector to the town before the end of the year, at no charge. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Nov. 4 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe sign a memorandum of agreement with the Maine Depa...

  • Harpswell Selectmen urge commissioner to reject school closure cost projection

    HARPSWELL — Citing school department errors in projected costs, the Board of Selectmen has sent a letter on Nov. 5 to Maine Education Commissioner Angela Faherty asking the state not to approve the current amount of $195,962.43 to keep the West Harpswell School open in the 2011-2012 school ...