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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Cuba Week celebrates Brunswick-Trinidad relationship

    BRUNSWICK — Cuban films, food, and festivities are coming to town for the annual Cuba Week celebration organized by the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association. "This should be fun," said Genie Wheelwright, head of the association. "We just want people to realize we have a sister ...

  • Revised RSU 1 budget proposal retains more jobs

    BATH — After proposing a fiscal 2012 budget last week with more than a dozen jobs at jeopardy, Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth on Monday offered an option to save a few of those positions. A potential $1.1 million loss of state and federal revenue would co...

  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College near deal for swapping property

    BRUNSWICK — The town and Bowdoin College are edging closer to swapping ownership of the Longfellow School and the McLellan building on Noble and Union Streets. The two buildings were among several discussed by the Town Council on Monday night. No votes were taken, but councilors dete...

  • City, investors reach agreement for film studio at South Portland armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The on-again, off-again effort to bring a film production studio to the former Maine Army National Guard Armory is officially on again. Although neither side would release details, representatives of both the city and the sound-stage investors said they have successf...

  • SAD 75 budget could decline by almost $600K, with taxes flat

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is proposing a fiscal 2012 budget of $34.2 million, a reduction of nearly $594,000 from this year. The budget includes $13.7 million of state subsidy, a reduction of $1.1 million from fiscal 2011. SAD 75 is offsetting part of that loss with...

  • Food trucks expand the Brunswick Mall menu

    BRUNSWICK — Food carts are popping up on street corners around the country, and Brunswick is no exception. While hot dogs have always been standard fare on the Mall thanks to Danny's Dogs, this year outdoor diners will have a wealth of culinary options, ranging from burritos to Asian...

  • Portland company to manage inn at Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — The developers of Maine Street Station announced this week that they have selected The Olympia Cos. of Portland to manage the new Inn at Brunswick Station. "It was important to us to choose a local organization,” said J. Hilary Rockett, president of JHR Development....

  • New priorities mean a change on Maine Street

    Fred Horch decides to sell Brunswick store BRUNSWICK — For five years, composting toilets, solar drying racks, and CFL light bulbs have been synonymous with the name Fred W. Horch. But that will soon change. Last week, Horch announced that he is putting his sustainabl...