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  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Maine restaurant inspection programs fall short of state mandate

    PORTLAND — Maine Restaurant Week returns this week, with restaurant owners hoping diners will turn out in droves to celebrate the state's culinary arts. In Portland, a city celebrated nationally for its dining scene, the nearly two-week promotion from March 1-12 is nothing short of a... 3

  • Tense times: Bath museum showcases Cold War era in Maine

    BATH — It was America's longest war, yet a war that never really was. The Cold War, which began soon after the end of World War II and stretched through 1991, is the focus of the Maine Maritime Museum's latest exhibit. "Cold Waters, Cold War: the 20th Century Navy in Maine" ru...

  • Topsham Annex arson suspect dies in jail cell

    WISCASSET — A Topsham man being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell early Monday morning. Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said Robi Saputra, 21, was found hanging by a bed sheet at 2:18 a.m. Saputra, who was alone i...

  • Cumberland refuge a sanctuary for birds, people

    CUMBERLAND — Parrots were a source of love and comfort for Nancy Tims long before they took over her life and most of the rooms in her house. Tims, who started Seymour’s Bird Refuge in 2000, moved most of her large flock to a handsome wood building on Route 100 last fall. 1

  • Corrections

    Last week's Page 1 story, "3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire," incorrectly identified Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson. Another Page 1 story, "'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget," should not have referred to a proposed pre-school program as "day care...

  • Harpswell incumbent faces 2 opponents for seats on SAD 75 board

    HARPSWELL — Three women – a Realtor, a retiree, and a TV assistant/spiritual counselor – are competing for two seats on the board of School Administrative District 75. Incumbent Jane Meisenbach, who has served on the School Board for the past six years, is being challenge...

  • Window of opportunity

    David Wilson of Harpswell digs clams in Quahog Bay on Feb. 17. He and a small group of diggers cut through the ice at low water after the bay was reopened for digging after many years of closure because of bacterial pollution. According to Darcie Couture of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, ...

  • Film studio proposal for South Portland armory may be in jeopardy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Negotiations between the city and a potential tenant for for the former National Guard Armory have apparently reached the final stage. But whether an agreement will be reached remains unclear. Both sides are expressing frustration with the length and direction of the...