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  • Cumberland man makes furniture making an art

    CUMBERLAND — A chair or table crafted by Gregg Lipton isn't just a functional piece of furniture; it could also be considered something of a work of art. Lipton uses wood, veneer, glass and metal to make custom contemporary furnishings. The product line that he designs and handcrafts...

  • Archaeology camp at Freeport farm

    FREEPORT — As part of its "Diggin' History" summer program, the Freeport Historical Society will host an archaeological field school from July 25-29 at Pettengill Farm. The fieldwork is open to adults age 18 and older. Participants will work with professional historical archaeologis...

  • Freeport Family Literacy program gets $25K grant

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program recently received a $25,000 grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation to support ...

  • Bath city planner to retire in September

    BATH — Jim Upham, the city's planning director for 15 years, announced Monday that he will retire Sept. 30. Among other things during Upham's tenure, Front Street was named one of the American Planning Association's 10 "Great Streets of 2009." The association lauded the "long-standin...

  • Harpswell hopes to clarify property line at Hildreth Road landing

    HARPSWELL — In light of continuing access disputes at Hildreth Road Landing, the town is proposing to clarify the boundary between the public and private sections of a beach on Harpswell Sound. Margaret McMahon Hickey owns part of a gravelly beach shared by the town, and has

  • Brunswick Planning Board says no to radio tower on Pleasant Hill Road

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board has derailed a local radio station's latest attempt to bring back community radio. First Wave Media, the name of the group that operates WMCE 900 AM, petitioned the board on Tuesday for a zoning change that would allow construction of a 199-foot AM radi... 2

  • Down in the dumps: Brunswick landfill has history of environmental woes

    BRUNSWICK — The steady stream of brown water that runs out of a lagoon at the town's Graham Road landfill disappears quickly into the Androscoggin River. The flow is no bigger than a kitchen faucet that has been left on. But this tiny trickle of leachate, or waste water that has seep... 1

  • Topsham Public Library: 80 years of literary legacy

    TOPSHAM — Although the Topsham Public Library building is just seven years old, it's been 80 years since the institution was born. The library, now at 25 Foreside Road, presented a long-range plan for the next three years to the Board of Selectmen on July 7. Topsham's library ...