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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • AMVETS auxiliary seeks items for troops

    YARMOUTH — On Sunday, Dec. 5, the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will host a care package drive from noon to 4 p.m. at AMVETS Post No. 2, 148 North Road.  Games, packaged snacks and phone cards are needed. Items will benefit 12 troops in Afghanistan and should reach them by the holiday...

  • Topsham zoning changes to be discussed

    TOPSHAM — A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, to discuss zoning amendments to the town's historic district. The meeting will begin at the Topsham Municipal Building at 7 p.m. The Topsham Historic District Commission is working with consultants to revise the zoning...

  • Car crashes into Brunswick WalMart

    BRUNSWICK — A woman from Colorado was not seriously injured Thanksgiving day when she crashed her Nissan Versa into the Walmart on Tibbett's Drive, according to police. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. and caused "extensive damage" to Andrea Kreitman's car, as well as heavy da...

  • Brunswick base agency gets initial OK for Molnlycke building

    BRUNSWICK — Concerns about ownership of property before development occurs at Brunswick Naval Air Station did not keep the Planning Board from granting final site plan approval for Man United Manufacturing. Man United Manufacturing, also known as Molnlycke, announced intentions ...

  • Planning Board mulls request for Brunswick radio tower

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board tabled a decision on a request to allow construction of an AM radio station tower in a zone where it is not currently allowed. Attorney Carrie Logan, representing First Wave Media owner Jim Bleikamp, requested an additional change to the application to ...

  • Topsham police get OUI grant

    TOPSHAM — The Police Department has received a $4,800 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to enforce drunken driving laws during the holiday season. The bureau receives the overall funding from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. The grant covers ...

  • Lions Club may form in Bath

    BATH — The City of Ships may soon have its own Lions Club. Resident Elliot Zimmerman is arranging a meeting at City Hall auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 16, for people who might be interested in joining a Bath Lions chapter. The meeting, with a representative from the Maine Lions Club, ...

  • 'Feed the Arts' fundraiser on Dec. 5

    PORTLAND — The Maine Center for Creativity will hold a "Feed the Arts" fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 5, at El Rayo Taqueria, 101 York St. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant will donate 10 percent of its sales to the center's "Painters, Players and Poets" program, a collaboration bet...