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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Scarborough council approves Cabela's plaza zoning changes

    SCARBOROUGH — Shoppers may soon enjoy the convenience of drive-through restaurants, see new signs and participate in special events at Gateway Plaza now that a fifth amendment to the contract zone has been approved. The Town Council voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the amendment to the...

  • Cumberland animal rescuers to hold yard sale

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a shelter and adoption center for kittens and cats, is holding its annual yard sale next weekend at 302 Range Road. The sale will take place Friday, July 30, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Th...

  • Freeport food fest showcases more than beans

    Chef Chris Passett of the Azure Cafe selects vegetables and herbs for his eventual winning dish in the Top Chef competition of the L.L. Bean Food Festival on Saturday, July 17, in Freeport.

  • South Portland OKs demolition of Red's Dairy Freeze

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Cottage Road landmark ravaged by fire two months ago seems headed for the wrecking ball. Whether Red's Dairy Freeze will be rebuilt remains unknown. Code Enforcement Officer Patricia Doucette said the owner of Red's has obtained a city permit to demolish the...

  • Ram Island Ledge light off Cape Elizabeth for sale, in need of care

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Ram Island Ledge lighthouse needs a steward and is for sale to the highest bidder. Paula Santangelo, public affairs officer at the U.S. General Services Administration, said the property was first made available to government agencies, education institutions and ...

  • Topsham selectmen send cell tower ban to November vote

    TOPSHAM — Voters will decide in November if the town should establish a retroactive ban on new cellular communications towers in the Urban Residential zone. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 15 to schedule the Nov. 2 referendum, after receiving a petition that calls ... 1

  • Battle line drawn with Scarborough Marsh invader

    SCARBOROUGH — For most people driving along Route 1 through the Scarborough Marsh, the tall, fluffy grass that sways in the salty sea breeze is part of the beauty of the area, the serenity of living by the ocean, part of what it means to be from Maine. But Phragmites australis is not...

  • Beach access dispute ignites Harpswell residents

    HARPSWELL — A week after holding a well-attended public hearing about the town's pursuit of public access at Cedar Beach, the Board of Selectmen met with the town attorney Tuesday to discuss its next course of action. Board Chairman Jim Henderson said Tuesday that the closed-door mee...