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  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • PAC forms for $41.5M high school bond in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new political action committee hopes to harness the energy of dozens of parents and residents in an effort to convince voters to approve a $41.5 million bond to rebuild South Portland High School. RenewSPHS on Tuesday evening hosted the first of two advocate-traini...

  • Remembering 9/11 in Freeport

    Flags of all sizes line Main Street in Freeport on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, when dozens of people joined the Freeport Flag Ladies for their annual tribute and memorial to the 9/11 attacks.

  • Cape residents voice opposition to pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dozen residents spoke against a proposed pay-per-bag waste disposal system at a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 13. Inconvenience, unfair costs and disguised taxes were mentioned as reasons they oppose the proposal. In creating goals for 2010, the Town Counc... 1

  • Freeport Historical Society seeks images

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society is seeking images and photographs for the Freeport Heritage Trail interpretive sign program scheduled to launch this fall. The organization welcomes any images relating to the Old First Parish Meetinghouse and Cemetery in print or drawing, and any im...

  • Bath museum aids effort to keep historic banners in Maine

    BATH — A cooperative effort by Maine Maritime Museum and 15 other organizations and individuals will keep a collection of historic banners in Maine and on public display. The consortium bought the set of 17 early 19th-century banners last month for more than $125,000. The Portla...

  • Harpswell seeks Congressional help with FEMA deadline on flood map appeal

    HARPSWELL — The town is seeking help from Maine’s Congressional delegation in submitting new information for its appeal of portions of a new flood zone designation proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An Aug. 31 letter from FEMA to the town, responding to t...

  • Democrat Bullens withdraws from Senate District 11 race, backs independent Woodbury

    CUMBERLAND — Democrat Cindy Bullens announced her withdrawal from the state Senate District 11 race on Wednesday and threw her support behind the campaign of independent Richard Woodbury. Her decision reduces the field to three candidates. “Six months ago I became a...

  • Lawsuit threat spurs Freeport to cement dispatch deal with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The threat of a lawsuit has prompted the Town Council to move toward enacting an ordinance to codify the town's emergency dispatch consolidation agreement with Brunswick. Councilors on Tuesday night also put several Town Charter amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot. They includ...