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  • Correction

    A Page 1 story last week about the former home of painter Stephen Etnier on Basin Point Road in Harpswell should have said the most recent assessed value of the building structure was $371,000, while its foundation was valued at $45,000.

  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Stand-up guy: Former furniture maker brings new kind of surfing to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are some key differences between a run-of-the-mill surfboard and a stand-up paddleboard, or SUP. Obviously there's the paddle, which is absent in a regular surfer's kit. There's the size, too: regular surfboards are about 8 or 9 feet long, while the average sta...

  • Newspaper's tax woes worry Brunswick officials, industry expert

    BRUNSWICK — On July 15, the town Finance Department sent letters to all businesses and individuals that have not paid their 2010 real estate taxes. First on the list, with nearly $77,000 outstanding, is Brunswick Publishing LLC, better known as The Times Record newspaper. The... 2

  • Big-screen blueprint

    Rich Meyer, of Russco Retail General Contractors of Fall River, Mass., checks the blueprints for the new Nordica Theater complex at Freeport Village Station on Monday. Meyer is overseeing the demolition and preparation for the construction of the multiplex, which is scheduled to open this fall on...

  • Bath council to choose contractor for Waterfront Park project

    BATH — The City Council will vote next week on hiring a contractor to conduct the second and final phase of the Waterfront Park project. LaBrecque Construction's low bid of nearly $290,000 will go before the council at City Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Five other companies also ...

  • Bear spotted in Falmouth neighborhood

    FALMOUTH — Officials are encouraging residents to lock down their trash and food and be on the lookout for a small black bear. Police, with the help of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, are trying to find the bear that was spotted near Mountain and Blackstrap roa...

  • Brunswick council: Negotiate McLellan-Longfellow swap

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College and the town are negotiating a deal that would move town offices into a modern, downtown building and give the college a prime property adjacent to the campus. The Town Council voted 6-3 Monday to authorize Town Manager Gary Brown to hammer out the details...

  • BIW, Navy agree on final 2 Zumwalt destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works and the U.S. Navy reached agreement Tuesday night on the price and major terms for two new destroyers. The contract for the second and third vessels of the Zumwalt-class line, DDG-1001 and DDG-1002, is expected to be awarded in September, BIW President Jeff Gei...

  • Fate of Androscoggin River bridge suspended for two years

    TOPSHAM — Whether the Black Bridge will be replaced could take at least two years to decide. The fate of the bridge, which connects Brunswick to Topsham over the Androscoggin River, is in the hands of the Maine Department of Transportation. The motor vehicle tier of the bridge remain...