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  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Motorcycle speed, alcohol suspected in South Portland woman's death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A city woman who died Saturday, July 25, in a motorcycle crash in Westbrook was not wearing a helmet. It is believed that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, Capt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department said Thursday morning. Jennifer Lavign...

  • Residents respond as Harpswell weighs streetlight changes

    HARPSWELL — Residents are serious about their streetlights, and their safety. That was the message about 60 of them conveyed to the Board of Selectmen Sept. 15 during a public hearing on streetlight removals. The town's Energy Committee has proposed adding, moving or removing ...

  • Rules take shape for Bath cell towers

    BATH — Proposed ordinance language regulating wireless communications facilities may go to the City Council in November, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. The Planning Board discussed the language Tuesday. Upham said he plans to work further on the document, and the board may vo...

  • Brunswick oil company offers solar option

    BRUNSWICK — First they offered coal and firewood. Then they switched to propane and oil. Now Downeast Energy is offering its customers a solar option through a new partnership with Portland-based ReVision Energy. Although Downeast isn't shifting away from its foundation in home heat...

  • BIW secures nearly $2B contract for 2 destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works' parent company and the U.S. Navy have signed the final construction contract for the second and third ships in a line of DDG-1000 destroyers. General Dynamics and the Navy reached agreement in July on the price and major terms for the Zumwalt-class vessels, ...

  • Cumberland planners OK 58-lot housing project

    CUMBERLAND — A 58-lot housing project proposed for the center of town received unanimous major subdivision approval Tuesday from the Planning Board. Bateman Partners of Portland plans to develop the 40.7-acre Doane property into a mix of single-family and duplex homes. The project is...

  • UPDATE: Incumbent Freeport town councilor could be off November ballot

    FREEPORT — At-large Town Councilor Rich DeGrandpre could lose his place on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Town Council will decide if more than 70 of DeGrandpre's 112 nominating signatures are invalid, after residents Peter and Sandra Thompson of 7 Byram Ave. challenged the papers on Tuesday... 1

  • Maine towns seek train horn 'quiet zones' in advance of expanded Downeaster service

    CUMBERLAND — The extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland to Brunswick will increase connectivity between the two communities, and possibly generate tourism revenue for the area. But the new line, which is scheduled to be completed in fall 2012, may also bring additional ... 1

  • Falmouth school daze

    Visitors climb the circular stairway between the first- and second-floor libraries of the new Falmouth Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 17, during a community open house at the school on Woodville Road.