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  • Heart walk Saturday at Lyman Moore

    PORTLAND — The second HyperHeart 5K race and walk will be Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School. The event, organized initially by two students, Lauren Paradise and Karina Boothe, who are now eighth-graders, is to raise awareness and money to fight hypertrophic car...

  • Portland needle exchange demand exceeds funding

    PORTLAND — Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaki...

  • BIW, Navy agree on final 2 Zumwalt destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works and the U.S. Navy reached agreement Tuesday night on the price and major terms for two new destroyers. The contract for the second and third vessels of the Zumwalt-class line, DDG-1001 and DDG-1002, is expected to be awarded in September, BIW President Jeff Gei...

  • Fate of Androscoggin River bridge suspended for two years

    TOPSHAM — Whether the Black Bridge will be replaced could take at least two years to decide. The fate of the bridge, which connects Brunswick to Topsham over the Androscoggin River, is in the hands of the Maine Department of Transportation. The motor vehicle tier of the bridge remain...

  • Topsham fire

    This home at 448 Foreside Road in Topsham suffered some structural damage in a fire early last Sunday morning. Crews from several fire departments responded to the scene, where water had to be brought in.

  • South Portland rejects Maine Mall property tax appeal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has denied another appeal by the Maine Mall's parent company, which was lobbying for a smaller tax bill. General Growth Properties, the second largest mall owner and operator in the country, owns 12 properties that comprise much of the mall complex. It previ...

  • Harpswell board's ban on discussion of SAD 75 draws fire

    HARPSWELL — Residents can no longer discuss the town's relationship with School Administrative District 75 during public comment at Board of Selectmen meetings. Citing a year-old clause in the town's public comment policy, the board has banned discussion of the topic. The move...

  • Topsham planners work on updated sign regulations

    TOPSHAM — Revision of the town's sign ordinance is beginning and could go to a vote next year. Voters have rejected proposed sign ordinance amendments, including those regarding digital signs, at the past two Town Meetings. With this in mind, the Planning Board is updating the entire...

  • Southern Maine Community College starts building in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Southern Maine Community College celebrated its deed transfer from the U.S. Navy with a symbolic demolition ceremony on Tuesday morning. SMCC President David Ortiz, state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Red...

  • Public comments have impact on Yarmouth's Route 1 Gateway plan

    YARMOUTH — After hearing public comments about pedestrian safety, traffic speed, access to Route 1 and neighborhood connectivity, the Gateways Committee and town staff have adjusted the Phase III Route 1 proposal. Residents reviewed the plan in a May 11 Gateways Committee and Plannin...