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  • Correction

    A Page 1 story last week about the former home of painter Stephen Etnier on Basin Point Road in Harpswell should have said the most recent assessed value of the building structure was $371,000, while its foundation was valued at $45,000.

  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Amtrak Downeaster rolls out electronic tickets, improved Wi-Fi

    PORTLAND — For decades, railroad conductors have walked the aisles of moving trains, punching passengers' tickets. The routine is probably as old as passenger trains themselves. For Wayne Davis, founder of the TrainRiders/Northeast rail advocacy group, the discarded hole punch...

  • Brunswick joins OWS movement

    About 100 protesters gathered on the Mall in Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 5, to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. They made signs and then marched down Maine Street to Bank of America to criticize corporate greed. The event was organized by Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks, Pax Christi Maine, Bowd...

  • Benefit to launch Freeport concert series

    FREEPORT — Through the efforts of some dedicated theater supporters, a benefit concert will be held at the Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook Street to help launch a series of high-quality local performances.

  • Crossroads changes name, moves to Scarborough

    PORTLAND — The mental health and substance abuse facility Crossroads for Women has changed its name and is moving its office to Scarborough. The organization, which has expanded to include treatment for men, will now be known simply as Crossroads. The Portland counseling cente...

  • Planting a sea of pink

    Jessica Bishop, left, of Town & Country Credit Union, Mike Rizzo of the North Deering Neighborhood Association, Linda Halleran of the credit union and Dave Libby of Town & Country were among the volunteers who gathered last week to plant 700 bulbs in a new Pink Tulip Project garden at the intersecti...

  • I-295 Exit 22 in Freeport to close Wednesday for 4 hours

    FREEPORT — Exit 22 on Interstate 295 in Freeport will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, for repairs of electrical conduits attached to an overpass near the off-ramp. There will be message boards in place to detour drivers to either Exit 20 or Exit 24. The Maine Depar...

  • UPDATE: Maintenance facility delay means fewer Amtrak Downeaster trips between Portland and Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service hasn't started north of Portland, but the number of daily round trips to Brunswick has already been reduced. The change was good news to some Brunswick residents. But the resulting train schedule could be bad news for businesses in... 9

  • Correction

    An Oct. 28 story about the Topsham Board of Selectmen incorrectly stated Fire Chief Brian Stockdale's last name.