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  • Discovering Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" comes alive outdoors at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport last weekend. The production, which ends Friday, Aug. 12, is part of the Freeport Shakespeare Festival, running through October at the Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St.

  • South Portland High School alum gives back with benefit concert

    SOUTH PORTLAND — "I'm a nonessential student." That tongue-in-cheek statement was emblazoned on pins worn by the South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble when the musicians performed at a School Board meeting in 2009, a big year for the teenage players. The group had just take...

  • Topsham commissary, Brunswick exchange to close in October

    TOPSHAM — The low-cost commissary and exchange store for residents with military ties will close in October, despite efforts by Maine's Congressional delegation to keep them open. The commissary, at the Topsham Navy Annex, and the former Brunswick Naval Air Station exchange are being...

  • Cape Elizabeth council drops request to place Shore Road Path in Robinson Woods

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Faced with the possibility of an indefinite delay, the town has dropped its effort to have a portion of the Shore Road Pathway run through property managed by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. In June, the Town Council voted unanimously to help the trust fund a $1.1 mil...

  • Renys to open Topsham store Aug. 18

    TOPSHAM — Attention, Renys shoppers: you'll be able to shop in a new store on Thursday, Aug. 18. The department store chain, founded by the late R.H. Reny in 1949, announced plans for the store in April, on the heels of opening a store on Congress Street in Portland. The compa...

  • Uncertain future for Frosty's Donuts in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For the past month, a sad, handwritten sign has hung on the door of Frosty's Donuts: "CLOSED due to a death in the family, and is for SALE!" June Frost, who ran the iconic 54 Maine St. store with her husband, Bob, for more than 40 years, died July 11. The store has...

  • Climate Riders roll through Bath, Brunswick on tail end of Maine tour

    BRUNSWICK — On a gray Friday afternoon, five tired college students are flopped in a circle on the Brunswick mall. Resting against a nearby tree are the bicycles the students have been riding across Maine for the past six weeks. On their backs are matching T-shirts advertising themse...

  • Merrymeeting Bay bike tour returns

    TOPSHAM — The ninth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay will include 25- and 50-mile bicycle rides on Saturday, Aug. 13. Proceeds from the event will support the Head of Tide Park project on the Cathance River. The 50-mile ride has a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. start and featur...