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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, Dec. 26, 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 Dep...

  • 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...

  • Aquaculture business eyed for Mitchell Field in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — A Brunswick-based environmental consulting firm has proposed building an educational and commercial aquaculture center at Mitchell Field. The Harpswell Oceanic Center would "bring 21st century working waterfront and seafood production to Mitchell Field," according to Chr...

  • Falmouth concert benefits Solar Cooker Project

    FALMOUTH — Area businesses and several popular bands are raising money for the Solar Cooker Project, which provides solar ovens to women in refugee camps in Africa. The bands, Tommy Bazarian and the Rhythm Rug, Phantom Companion, and Men in Flannel will perform Friday, April 1, at 7:...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board sends $21M budget to Town Council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board unanimously approved a proposed $21 million budget for fiscal year 2012 and will present ...

  • Scarborough school administrators trade benefits for salaries

    More than a dozen school jobs still on the line SCARBOROUGH — Officials say a 4 percent pay raise proposed for school administrators is necessary to bring their salaries in line with those in other Maine districts. "Last year we did an evaluation of where Scarborough was in ...

  • Border attack in Harpswell?

    This sign erected by the Carrying Place Assembly on Route 123 in Harpswell was scratched and tagged with spray paint over the weekend. Gary Anderson, a member of the group that wants to re-establish the town's historical border with Brunswick, said he noticed the damage on Sunday afternoon and la...

  • Brunswick Executive Airport to open Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — Barring high winds, sleet, or snow, Steve Levesque will land his Cessna on the runway of the Brunswick Executive Airport on Saturday, marking its official opening. In late January, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, of which Levesque is executive director, cel...

  • Harpswell groups hope to ensure access to Cedar Beach

    HARPSWELL — At the March 12 Town Meeting, voters authorized the town to spend up to $220,000 to secure access to Cedar Beach. But Sally and Charles Abrahamson, who own the right of way on Cedar Beach Road, say that's not enough. Now a group of residents and town officials is forming ... 1

  • Safety violations shut Falmouth Rod & Gun Club

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Rod & Gun Club has temporarily closed all four of its shooting ranges after safety problems were discovered during recent town inspections of the facility. The shutdown comes after several neighbors complained that the club's rifle, trap and pistol ranges,... 1