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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • SPHS swimmers hold Dec. 6 pizza fundraiser

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school swim and dive team will hold a fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 6, at Willow’s Pizza on Broadway. A percentage of dine-in and take-out sales from 4-9 p.m. will be donated to the team.

  • Topsham man dies in crash on I-295

    TOPSHAM — A resident died Monday, Nov. 29, when his truck hit a tree along Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lane, near the Bowdoin town line. Edwin Hull, 65, the only person in the Ford F-150 pickup, was pulled fro...

  • Harpswell selectmen take close look at Mitchell Field structures

    HARPSWELL — After discussing the condition of several buildings at Mitchell Field and the possibility of a grant for demolition, selectmen conducted a site walk Monday to evaluate the need for structural analysis of each building.  Code Enforcement Officer Bill Wells said none o...

  • Bath man to fill RSU 1 School Board vacancy

    BATH — A seat on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors that failed to attract any candidates in the November election is finally being filled. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said Monday that Alan Walton of Bath will fill the vacancy in District 6, an Arrowsic-Bath ...

  • UMaine approves learning center project in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A plan to purchase two condominiums for a learning center and offices at Tidewater Village is moving forward after University of Maine trustees voted to fund the project. The project has been scaled down from a $2 million new building proposed two years ago. Now, the Unive...

  • Walmart waits as Falmouth council considers retail limit

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Dec. 13 will consider limiting the size of new retail developments. In the process, it may risk losing a major Route 1 retailer. A proposed zoning change would limit single occupants to a footprint of 75,000 square feet and multiple-business comp... 2

  • Hanukkah ceremony Dec. 1 at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — The annual lighting of the giant Hanukkah menorah at City Hall will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews to commemorate religious liberty and the triumph of light over darkness. The eight-day holiday continues through Dec. 8. ...

  • Small alpaca farm in Cumberland helps redefine an industry

    CUMBERLAND — Tom Munroe and his wife Stacey Whitton could be the new face of farming at a time when raising healthy, homegrown food and promoting sustainable living is on the rise, but time and money are in short supply. They bought Abbott Farm about five years ago and now run a smal...