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  • Yerrr out!

    Nearly 100 fans of all ages showed up last Sunday to watch the Freeport Historical Society's second annual Vintage Baseball Game at Pettengill Farm. In the game between the Maine-based Dirigo Vintage Baseball Team and the Essex Baseball Team from Massachusetts, players were not allowed to wear glove...

  • Brunswick bar gets temporary license

    BRUNSWICK — Live music is back, at least temporarily, at O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina. The Town Council denied the downtown bar a special amusement license on June 8 on the grounds that allowing live music and dancing at the 94 Maine St. business would be detrimental to th...

  • Kettle Cove access concerns aired at Cape Elizabeth public forum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Access to the water in the Kettle Cove area was a hot topic at a Town Hall forum on Monday. The informal meeting on June 27 included a group of about 20 residents, commercial fisherman and lobstermen; Town Manager Mike McGovern; Police Chief Neil Williams; Public Wor...

  • Access denied: Harpswell public landing conflict pits a neighbor against harvesters and town

    Public landing conflict pits neighbor against harvesters, town HARPSWELL — Margaret McMahon Hickey purchased her Hildreth Road home in 2001 as a quiet place to retire and write. She didn't expect to become embroiled in a lingering dispute over access to one of Harpswell's pr...

  • Bath clothing exchange in need of new home

    BATH — An organization that has long offered help to those in need now needs some help of its own. The Clothing Exchange, an arm of the Bath Area Food Bank, has been hosted for no charge at the Corliss Street Baptist Church since 1988, according to Food Bank Chairman Harold Glover.

  • Keepers bee-moan South Portland ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Some apiarists – "beekeepers," to laymen – are buzzing about a 3-year-old city ordinance they say is unnecessary and discourages people from raising bees. The ordinance, enacted in 2008 after one keeper's thirsty bees began bugging children at a pool, out...

  • Renewable energy ideas touted for Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — When the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority hired consultants to imagine the future of renewable energy at Brunswick Landing, it encouraged them to think big. But it didn't expect the consultants to think food. A National Renewable Energy Lab study paints a ...

  • Harpswell admiral promotes cause of wounded warriors

    BATH — As a four-star admiral, Gregory Johnson has a resume with impressive depth and many tales to tell from a much-accomplished career. But one thing he particularly likes to discuss is the plight of the wounded warrior. When he serves with his wife, Joy, as grand marshal of...