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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Falmouth seeks nominations for top citizen

    FALMOUTH — The town is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. Nominations require a letter of up to 500 words that outlines the reasons the person should be considered. Nominations will be judged by the Town Council on the basis of contributions to community ...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about Falmouth School Board candidates misspelled the last name of David Snow.

  • Hunger prevention starts here

    Bowdoin College freshman Mariya Ilyas, of Virginia, anchors the human chain Tuesday that delivered 1,200 cans of food from the college to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick. College students and staff, public school students and members of the community participated in the project ...

  • Hammond Lumber Co. buys Downeast Building Supply

    BRUNSWICK — Downeast Energy this week announced it is selling its building supply business to Hammond Lumber Co. of Belgrade. The sale means Downeast Building Supply at 30 Spring St. will become Hammond Lumber Co. on Monday, May 10. The store's current staff of more than 30 employees...

  • 'The Elephant Man' comes to Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — A tale of tragedy, torment and triumph takes to the stage at Morse High School next weekend with “The Elephant Man.” Directed by English and drama teacher Kevin O’Leary, the Bernard Pomerance play is based on the true story of Briton Joseph Merrick, the ...

  • Topsham Planning Board again tables cell tower proposal; petition challenges project

    TOPSHAM — For the third time in nearly a year, the Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. Opponents of the tower have also started circulating petitions to block the project and others like it. Tue...

  • Police probe Brunswick doughnut shop burglary

    A suspect in the burglary of the Dunkin' Donuts on Maine Street in Brunswick springs off the counter early Wednesday, May 5. Police are searching for the man, who was videotaped by the store's security cameras after tripping a burglary alarm. Police believe the man, possibly with the help of anot...

  • SAD 75 School Board sends $35.8M budget to voters

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors unanimously approved a nearly $34.8 million budget for fiscal 2011. The spending plan will go before voters at a district budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Orion Performing Arts Center. A budget valida...