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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some combative remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Cape proposes $8.9M municipal-side budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Mike McGovern has submitted a preliminary $8.9 million municipal budget that would increase property taxes by 1.2 percent. The Town Council is expected to discuss the budget proposal at a

  • Cape School Board continues budget talks, superintendent search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board continued March 8 to work through the 2012 fiscal budget and received an update on the superintendent search process. Board Chairwoman Mary Townsend said 15 candidates from nine states have applied to fill the superintendent position, currently ...

  • Section of Wentworth School could be spared for community programs

    SCARBOROUGH — Make space for Community Services or don't make space and lose some services? That is the question town councilors and the members of the Wentworth Building Committee are wrestling with as plans for the new 800-student intermediate school begin to take shape. And...

  • Yarmouth representative hosts coffee talks

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, will host a monthly coffee talk with constituents every Friday at the Royal Bean on Route 1. The first coffee talk is scheduled for March 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Constituents are invited to talk to or ask Innes about anything regar...

  • Brunswick Landing subject of Freeport Chamber forum

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast forum Thursday, March 17 to discuss business opportunities at Brunswick Landing. Stev...

  • Local optometrist publishes first novel

    BRUNSWICK — What would drive an optometrist to write a novel? For Brian Daniels, the answer is: his patients. "I am blessed with having a constant parade of interesting people that come through my office every day," he said. "Some of the most interesting patients who have come...

  • Topsham to post roads March 15

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously March 3 to allow the town's public works director to post any roads as he sees fit in order to limit heavy vehicle loads, and to issue permits of exception and revoke permits if necessary. Tad Hunter, the acting public works director...

  • Bath goes green with 3rd annual Blarney Days

    BATH — It's time to don your green apparel and join in as the City of Ships celebrates one week as the "City of the Irish." The third annual Bath Blarney Days begins March 10 and runs through St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Bath restaurants will offer discounts and Irish-themed i...