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  • Freeport bag ban may not make November ballot

    FREEPORT — The Ordinance Committee on Tuesday discussed sending proposed restrictions on single-use shopping bags to a voter referendum. The committee didn't make any decisions at the July 28 meeting, and didn't send any recommendations to the Town Council. Members said they want mor...

  • Falmouth's TideSmart gets zoning board OK to convert home to office

    FALMOUTH — The owner of TideSmart Global on Tuesday moved a step closer to changing the use of a building on the marketing company's campus from residential to commercial. Yarmouth resident Steve Woods, who is a columnist for The Forecaste...

  • South Portland council wants more work on Willard Square construction rules

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors are poised to extend a moratorium on new construction in Willard Square to allow more time to hash out proposed changes to rules governing development in the neighborhood. On Monday, Planning Director Tex Haeuser presented proposals to address concern...

  • Elsie, Scarborough's historic elm tree, to fall Oct. 15

    SCARBOROUGH — A date has been set to remove Elsie, the approximately 200-year-old elm tree that stands sentinel over Oak Hill. The most well-known, if not the only, great elm on Route 1 will come down on Oct. 15. The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Elm Committee was held Wednesday...

  • Discovering Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" comes alive outdoors at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport last weekend. The production, which ends Friday, Aug. 12, is part of the Freeport Shakespeare Festival, running through October at the Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St.

  • South Portland High School alum gives back with benefit concert

    SOUTH PORTLAND — "I'm a nonessential student." That tongue-in-cheek statement was emblazoned on pins worn by the South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble when the musicians performed at a School Board meeting in 2009, a big year for the teenage players. The group had just take...

  • Topsham commissary, Brunswick exchange to close in October

    TOPSHAM — The low-cost commissary and exchange store for residents with military ties will close in October, despite efforts by Maine's Congressional delegation to keep them open. The commissary, at the Topsham Navy Annex, and the former Brunswick Naval Air Station exchange are being...

  • Cape Elizabeth council drops request to place Shore Road Path in Robinson Woods

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Faced with the possibility of an indefinite delay, the town has dropped its effort to have a portion of the Shore Road Pathway run through property managed by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. In June, the Town Council voted unanimously to help the trust fund a $1.1 mil...

  • Renys to open Topsham store Aug. 18

    TOPSHAM — Attention, Renys shoppers: you'll be able to shop in a new store on Thursday, Aug. 18. The department store chain, founded by the late R.H. Reny in 1949, announced plans for the store in April, on the heels of opening a store on Congress Street in Portland. The compa...

  • Uncertain future for Frosty's Donuts in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For the past month, a sad, handwritten sign has hung on the door of Frosty's Donuts: "CLOSED due to a death in the family, and is for SALE!" June Frost, who ran the iconic 54 Maine St. store with her husband, Bob, for more than 40 years, died July 11. The store has...