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  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Scarborough Downs owner teams with developer for proposed Biddeford racino

    BIDDEFORD — The owner of Scarborough Downs and real estate developer Ocean Properties announced plans Wednesday for a racino and 200-room hotel complex on 85 acres of city-owned property in Biddeford. The announcement comes after the owner of Scarborough Downs put 400 acres of proper...

  • South Portland seeks input on plan to cut electrical rates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are awaiting public feedback about a nascent proposal to create a municipal energy company that would lower electrical rates for residents and businesses.  The proposal would establish a non-profit energy company that would purchase electricity at...

  • Opponents seek vote on land purchase for Brunswick Police Dept.

    BRUNSWICK — Plans for building a new police station at Pleasant and Stanwood streets hit a hurdle this week after opponents of the location began circulating a petition to force a referendum on the land purchase. The petition drive is being led by Karen Klatt of 32 Moody Road, a...

  • Board of Selectmen: 3 compete for 2 seats in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Sandra Consolini faces competition from Marie Brillant and Andrew Mason in her bid for a second, three-year term. Two seats on the board are up for grabs. Selectman Steve Edmondson is not seeking re-election. There are also two seats open on the School Admi...

  • Pair charged with attempted murder, other crimes in Brunswick, Topsham

    BRUNSWICK — A second man was arrested last week in connection with an ongoing investigation involving the assault and stabbing of a 26-year-old man at his home on Stanwood Street. Manessah Massaline, 40, of 17 Federal St. was arrested without incident at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 24, after an...

  • SAD 75 board to get updated proposal for shutting Harpswell school

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm plans to bring a completed application to close West Harpswell School to the School Board on Oct. 14. If the board approves the application, SAD 75 will submit it to the state Department of Education the fol...

  • Former Bath cannery property for sale

    BATH — The former Stinson Seafood cannery property is for sale. The 65 Bowery St. property, owned by Dirigo Holdings, has a price tag of $2.5 million, according to J. Lee Nelsen, associate broker with Fishman Realty Group, which is listing the 5.6-acre site. Bruce Poliqui...

  • Falmouth council sets new track for town center project

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has determined how it will proceed on creation of a proposed "town center" at the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. After a lengthy and occasionally heated discussion Monday evening, the council decided to discuss options for the library, Town Hall and a prop...