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  • Historic 'Coal Pocket' property for sale in downtown Bath

    BATH — The historic, vacant Commercial Street property known as the "Coal Pocket" is for sale for nearly $1.5 million. The 4.6-acre waterfront parcel has about 1,000 feet of Kennebec River access, according to the CB Richard Ellis real estate listing. The 133 Commercial St. property ...

  • Final funds push begins for South Portland oil terminal murals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Since late 2009, millions have driven, boated or flown by the Sprague Energy oil terminal in South Portland. And all those passersby have had an eyeful of the geometric designs painted on the sides and tops of three giant fuel tanks. Now the

  • Thieves hit Harpswell Community TV where it hurts: Bottle shed

    HARPSWELL — Over the past month, thieves have been stealing returnables from the Harpswell Community Television bottle shed. The shed, at the gate to the transfer station on Mountain Road, gives residents a convenient way to contribute to the TV station. In past years, the donations ...

  • Harpswell narrowly votes to stay in SAD 75

    HARPSWELL — Residents on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have initiated the process to withdraw from School Administrative District 75. The referendum failed by 25 votes, 475-450. Two other questions on the ballot, on Eagle Island shore-land zoning and an environmental ...

  • Voters oust incumbent Yarmouth town councilor, OK school budget

    YARMOUTH — In an election that attracted about 14 percent of registered voters, residents on Tuesday elected three fresh faces to the Town Council. Incumbent Judiann Smith will serve another three-year term on the School Committee with newcomer Margaret Groban. Newcomer Susan ...

  • Voters in Freeport-Pownal-Durham district reject $3M for athletics complex, OK school budget

    $24M school budget is approved FREEPORT — Voters in Freeport, Durham and Pownal passed the Regional School Unit 5 budget Tuesday night, but defeated a nearly $3 million bond for an athletics complex. Both decisions were made along community lines, illustrating the divide bet...

  • Portable classrooms planned for Small School in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In an effort to combat ballooning enrollment, the School Board on Monday gave the OK to solicit bids for two modular classrooms for Small Elementary School. Projections indicate Small will have about 60 incoming kindergarten students next year, pushing the school's c...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham teachers decry lack of contract

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 teachers, who have been working without a contract for a year, have decided it's time to tell the community. On June 8 – the night of the annual RSU 5 budget meeting – dozens of teachers stood at the corner of Main and Holbrook ...