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  • South Portland Winterfest postponed to Feb. 6-7

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With another snow storm predicted for Friday, the city's third annual Winterfest has been postponed a week to Feb. 6-7. The decision was announced Thursday morning by Tony Wagner of the sponsoring Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth. With the Pub...

  • South Portland council continues discussion about Knightville parking

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council continues to mull the shortage of parking in Knightville and possible solutions to the problem. "The question is, do we open up city parking lots for public (overnight) parking?" Councilor Tom Blake said in a workshop on Monday.  Som...

  • Renys plans August opening for Topsham store

    TOPSHAM — On the heels of opening in Portland this week, R.H. Reny revealed plans to open a department store in Topsham in August. Company President John Reny said Tuesday that Renys will rent the former Village Candle space at the Topsham Fair Mall. The store will be more than 30,00...

  • Public art projects on display in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College students in a public art class will be displaying their projects this weekend at the Curtis Memorial Library. The students were assigned by Professor Mark Wethli to envision the best place for public art in the downtown area, and then create models of thei...

  • Dog training trials in Bath this weekend

    BATH — Casco Bay Dog Training Club will host its annual obedience and rally trials on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, at Bath Middle School. Dogs of all breeds come with their handlers from all over the eastern United States to compete in the event. Only dogs entered in the...

  • Brunswick adopts PACE, Willow Grove hydrants, parking lot lease

    BRUNSWICK — The town this week became the 62nd in Maine to adopt an ordinance that gives residents access to loans for home weatherization improvements. Freeport, Topsham and Bath, have already signed on to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, which is run by Efficiency Maine ...

  • RSU 1 hires Topsham educator as superintendent of schools

    Shuttleworth opts out of retirement for Camden-Rockport job BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Patrick Manuel as the district's new superintendent. The same day, departing Superintendent William Shuttleworth announce...

  • Brunswick parents hope to keep Jordan Acres school open

    BRUNSWICK — Residents are mounting a campaign to avoid the temporary closing of Jordan Acres Elmentary School. More than 75 people have joined a Facebook group called

  • Maine's First Ship earns $15K grant

    BATH — Maine’s First Ship, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Kennebec River boat-building tradition, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation. The money will be go toward Maine’s First Ship’s summer program, which will la...

  • Freeport council eschews bond referendum, allocates $2.3M for fields, trails

    FREEPORT — With nearly 100 people in attendance, the Town Council Tuesday night agreed to use $2.3 million from an excess fund balance for athletic fields and trails on Hunter Road. Freeport Fields and Trails, a coalition of residents and business owners, has proposed a multi-use com...