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  • Portland man convicted of sexually assaulting girl in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A Portland man was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2013. Timothy M. Hunt, 29, was convicted on six counts of gross sexual assault and six counts of unlawful sexual touching, according to a press release from the Scarborough Police...

  • 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...

  • Edward Hopper exhibit puts Bowdoin College museum on the map

    BRUNSWICK — Normally a place where people meander quietly between exhibits, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art's sanctuary-like atmosphere has been rocked this summer by the work of one man: Edward Hopper. Thanks to mentions in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and other regio...

  • Topsham board affirms borrowing for ladder, plow trucks

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Sept. 8 unanimously declared its intent to borrow funds for a Fire Department ladder truck and a Public Works Department plow truck. That declaration stipulates that in the event the town must use money from its budget to pay for any expenses regar...

  • Brunswick remembers 9/11

    Volunteer firefighter Alex Theberge of the Brunswick Fire Department rings the "Bell of Remembrance" during a 10th anniversary ceremony commemorating the victims of the attacks of Sept.11, 2001, on Sunday at the Mall in Brunswick.

  • Portland School Board approves consolidated sports booster program

    PORTLAND — Individual sports booster organizations are history after the School Board on Tuesday approved policies governing new consolidated boosters for the city's two largest high schools. The policy consolidates previous sports booster clubs into one club for each high school, wi...

  • Council, School Board elections lure Freeport candidates

    FREEPORT — With about 24 hours left before the deadline to file nomination papers, there were enough certified candidates to contest three Town Council seats and two spots on the board of Regional School Unit 5 in the November local elections. Petition papers for candidates for the c...

  • Key to success? Portland music venue goes nonprofit

    Executive Director Rob Ellis, left, and Managing Director Tom Rota outside the newly renovated One Longfellow Square at Congress and State streets in Portland. The venue is becoming a nonprofit organization with focus on afterschool programs and arts education in the community, in addition to mus...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 44 employees by Sept. 23

    BATH — Bath Iron Works plans to lay off 44 salaried employees in its engineering department as of Sept. 23. "The decision to reduce our technical workforce is necessary to meet our Navy customer's changing requirements within their available funding," BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini sai...

  • Yarmouth council split on Condon pathway plans

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Department of Transportation official has told the Town Council that building a state-funded pathway over the East Main Street bridge is unlikely to be approved because of safety and process issues. Councilors, meanwhile, are divided over whether to accept the stat...