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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some explosive 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...

  • 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...

  • South Portland, dispatchers agree to contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After more than three years in the making, city officials and emergency dispatchers have come to terms on an employment contract. The negotiations began in 2007 when South Portland and Portland agreed to consolidate their public safety dispatch services to comply wit...

  • Ice arena proposed for former Brunswick Navy base

    BRUNSWICK — As the assistant coach of the Brunswick High School girls ice hockey team and the father of two hockey-playing children, Mark Wild has done some extreme things for the sake of the sport. He is routinely on the ice at 4:45 a.m. alongside 20 or so adolescent girls. He has d...

  • Harpswell town meeting warrant includes beach, dogs, Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — Town residents have a whopping 75 articles to vote on at this Saturday's town meeting, several of which have attracted special attention from Harpswell officials and residents. Selectmen decided to move up the vote on Cedar Beach, the last on the warrant, to 11 a.m. The a...

  • Brunswick, Harpswell start border dispute talks

    HARPSWELL — Brunswick representatives raised questions about taxation and Harpswell's request for 10 shellfish licenses at Tuesday's renewed border talks. The meeting was the first formal discussion about the border issue since members of Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly questione...

  • Legal wrangling clouds South Portland condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local builder is making another attempt to develop a forested wetland area near Wilkinson's Woods. Steve Berg, a trustee of the Scarborough-based JDR Trust, would like to build 40 single family homes on nearly 18 acres of land located behind the Kingswood Park Cond...