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  • Bath man drowns after fishing accident

    BRUNSWICK — A 38-year old Bath man drowned in the Androscoggin River on July 10 after a fishing accident. According to Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan, William Clark was fishing with his girlfriend on a sandbar near Baybridge Landing around 3 p.m. After receiving a tug on his pole, he...

  • Rotary pitches winter festival, skating shelter for South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mill Creek Park will be home to southern Maine's newest winter carnival next year, if local Rotarians have anything to do with it. Dan Mooers, a volunteer from the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth,  pitched the idea for two days of snowy festivities ...

  • Freeport council cans proposal for pay-per-bag trash disposal

    FREEPORT — Residents will not have to purchase specific bags to dispose of trash after the Town Council on Tuesday night ended discussions about pay-per-bag pick-up. The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee has been working on a proposal since last September, after the council asked i...

  • Brunswick to consider proactive fire inspections

    Neighbors concerned about condition of burned building BRUNSWICK — Residents are urging the town to improve its fire inspection program, and to make the owner of a recently burned building clean it up or tear it down. Neighbors are concerned that the apartment building at 16...

  • American Legion gives unofficial Topsham war memorial a permanent home

    TOPSHAM — A privately maintained war memorial has a new home after the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported moving the commemorative site from town property on Route 196 to the local American Legion post. Gordon Kinney of Tedford Road created the memorial on what was then state p...

  • Portland School Dept. plans sports boosters meetings

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Schools will host a series of meetings on a proposal to consolidate sports booster clubs into two large organizations. According to a press release, the purpose of the meetings is to gain feedback about a proposed work plan that was approved by the Scho...

  • All in a weekend's work

    Manned by Oliver Terilli, left, Emily Damon and Elsie Parrot, the Breakwater School boat goes into the water at East End Beach in Portland on Sunday for its maiden voyage at the conclusion of the eighth annual Compass Project Boat Building Festival. Fourteen teams spent Friday and Saturday under a b...

  • Portland gets $100K neighborhood art grant

    PORTLAND — The city will receive a $100,000 grant for a new program that aims to reduce social and political tensions in neighborhoods through art. The city announced on Tuesday that Portland is one of 51 groups nationwide to receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for ...