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  • Topsham bike tour returns Saturday

    TOPSHAM — The 11th annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay takes place Saturday, Aug. 2., offering 25- and 50-mile bicycle rides around one of the Mid-Coast's great natural treasures. Both rides start and end at the Foreside Recreation Fields. Registration for the 50-mile trek is at 7 a.m., ...

  • Portland campers construct computing futures

    PORTLAND — By July 25, Isaac Bell was ready to take his new creation out for a spin. On a screen in front of him, a bright red race car sped through a course. "Installing (Microsoft) XP at the beginning was tough, the computer wasn't set up right, so we had to go and change th...

  • Topsham celebrates 156th annual fair Aug. 8-14

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Fair is rolling out its 156th year of “farm fresh family fun” beginning Sunday, Aug. 8 and running through Saturday, Aug. 15. On Sunday at 7:30 p.m. the ‘80s tribute hair band Twyce Shy rocks the stage, and fans of a different style of mus...

  • Butterfly effect: Local man follows Monarchs from Maine to Mexico

    Several Monarch butterflies sip nectar from flowers in Harry Pringle's yard on Little Diamond Island. Pringle became enamored with the insects after watching them hatch from chrysalises on the milkweed plants around his property. He became so enamored, he followed the butterflies on their migrati...

  • Prodigal Suns: Falmouth senior releases his debut album

    Tommy Bazarian plays at his parents' house in Falmouth. Bazarian, who will be a high school senior this fall, recorded and released an album of his own songs this summer called "A Million Suns."

  • Heads in the clouds at Twin Brook

    Ben Ingraham, left, of Cumberland, checks Stefan Street's rocket prior to launch on July 30 at Twin Brook. Ingraham led the Aviation Career Education program, sponsored by the Portland International Jetport and Federal Aviation Administration. The rocket launch was the culmination of a week that inc...

  • Historical Society hosts annual flea market, bake sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on Route 1 near Fire Station 6. The flea market will feature antiques and collectibles, books, clothing and jewelry, all collected and don...

  • FEMA to hold meeting with Harpswell to explain flood maps

    HARPSWELL — The federal agency proposing new floodplain maps will meet with residents to discuss new flood zones that have already been assailed by other communities as inaccurate. The Sept. 2 meeting is between town officials, residents and regional officials from the Federal Emerge...

  • RSU 1 staff breaks ground for new Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Regional School Unit 1 staff plunged shovels into the earth Tuesday morning to commemorate the demolition of most of the existing Woolwich Central School and construction of a new one. The new Nequasset Road facility, which should be complete by May 2012 and open for ...

  • Earmark could send $425k to SMCC's Brunswick campus

    BRUNSWICK — An earmark within a congressional bill funding health and education could provide $425,000 in start-up funding for the Southern Maine Community College's campus at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposed earmark, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D...