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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Brunswick, Harpswell parcels receive conservation funding

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant programs last week awarded nearly $1.4 million to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to support protection of more than 300 acres in Brunswick and Harpswell. A press relea...

  • LePage aide hears about red tape from Mid-Coast businesses

    BRUNSWICK — Several common themes emerged last week as local business owners gathered in Brunswick to discuss the business climate in Maine and what can be done to improve it. The "red tape removal" workshop was sponsored by the Southern Maine Midcoast Chamber of Commerce and in...

  • Congress funds 2 BIW destroyer programs

    BATH — Final passage this month of a defense bill by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives fully authorizes funding for two destroyer programs being worked on at Bath Iron Works. H.R. 6523, the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, supports ...

  • Legislation extends operations of Brunswick Naval Air Station exchange, commissary

    BRUNSWICK — A defense bill passed by Congress last week includes a provision to continue operations of the Navy Exchange Service Command store at Brunswick Naval Air Station and the Defense Commissary Agency at the Topsham annex through next June. The stores were scheduled to close i...

  • Cumberland may ask North Yarmouth to share more costs

    CUMBERLAND — North Yarmouth currently pays a portion of Cumberland's recreation and library budgets, and next year it may also be asked to help fund the parks budget. Town Manager Bill Shane said at Monday's Town Council meeting that a parks budget was developed in fiscal 2005. That ...

  • Arc d'oomph

    Snow is propelled from his plow's chute in a near-perfect arc as Tom Ginn of the Yarmouth Public Works Department tries to locate and open up sidewalks on the east end of town during Monday's near-blizzard. Strong winds and cold temperatures continued into Tuesday, but more moderate conditions were ...

  • Falmouth panel develops survey in advance of new Comp Plan

    FALMOUTH — Members of the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee are organizing and drafting a survey to find out where residents stand on a range of issues. The committee's purpose is to create a new Comprehensive Plan for the town, something that is required by state law. The town'...

  • Cumberland has big projects in store for 2011

    CUMBERLAND — The town saw several new projects in 2010 that will send ripples into 2011, including a proposed residential development and substation, as well as an overhaul of one of its major roads. The proposed development of the approximately 40-acre Doane Property in the center o...