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  • Condon garden to be rededicated in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden will be rededicated on Saturday with a butterfly release. The garden behind Town Hall is in memory of Elizabeth "Beth" Condon, a 15-year-old girl who was killed on Aug. 28, 1993, by a drunk driver while walking on U.S. Ro...

  • Agency revises Downeaster train barn panel, proceeds with Brunswick plan

    PORTLAND — The agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster voted Monday to revise its Brunswick train barn advisory group, broadening the panel's scope and membership. At the same time, however, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board members made it clear they are moving ahea...

  • Harpswell death ruled 'accidental drowning'

    HARPSWELL — The state medical examiner in Augusta has determined the cause of death of Missouri newspaper executive Walter Lage, 66. Lage died of “accidental drowning” when he slipped or fell from a dock at 14 Whidden Road around 9:30 p.m. after leaving a private boat on ...

  • Pedal for Peace benefit to be held Sept. 11 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Events promoting peace are planned for the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery. The second annual Pedal for Peace, a bicycle ride that benefits the Business Council for Peace’s work with entrepreneurs in ...

  • Candidates populate Scarborough ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates have been finalized for three Town Council elections, two Board of Education elections, the Sanitary District and Portland Water District on the November ballot. For two three-year seats on the Town Council, incumbents Judy Roy, 67, and Michael Woods, 52, ret...

  • Council sends Scarborough Charter amendments to voters

    SCARBOROUGH — After a brief public hearing the Town Council put six Town Charter amendments on the November ballot, including a provision establishing a process for recalling elected officials. The council voted unanimously to send five of the six amendments to voters: •...

  • Disagreement could sink new pier at Pine Point in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Construction of a new commercial pier at Pine Point may be dead in the water if an agreement between the town and the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op cannot be forged in time to meet funding deadlines. The new structure would be built next to the aging pier now utilized by...

  • Film studio deal at armory may elude South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A deal to create a film production sound stage at the former National Guard Armory on Broadway may be in jeopardy. The reversal comes two months after city officials and project investors indicated they were close to an agreement and were only fine-tuning a contract....

  • South Portland High School renovation plan faces final vote

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Sept. 8 will hold a final public hearing and vote on a $44.2 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. If approved, the borrowing proposal will appear on the November ballot, where voters, who rejected a $56 million renovatio... 1

  • Bath City Council supports McMann Field turf project

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday approved the installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. The panel also voted unanimously to designate three new crosswalks as part of the Whiskeag Trail. The order for the McMann Field upgrade was amended four times before being ...