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  • Cape Elizabeth library campaign off to a strong start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three-quarters of the $700,000 needed to pay for furniture and fixtures for the Thomas Memorial Library renovation has already been pledged. The Thomas Memorial Library Foundation was quietly fundraising for the project in the months leading up to the Nov. 4 voter re...

  • Voting delays lead to questions about Brunswick's single polling place

    BRUNSWICK — Voters came out in droves last week, resulting in one of the town's largest turnouts for a gubernatorial election in recent years. But long lines and delays at the town's only polling station, Brunswick Junior High School on Columbia Avenue, led at least one town cou...

  • Brunswick FoodShed project picks up momentum

    BRUNSWICK — To the casual observer, the two colossal, aging freight barns sitting off Union Street might look like just another example of small-town blight.  But to Maina Handmaker, and a growing team of supporters, they are a golden opportunity to show Brunswick's dedication t...

  • Maine education chief placed on indefinite medical leave

    AUGUSTA — State Education Commissioner Jim Rier of Topsham has been placed on indefinite medical leave, according to Department of Education spokeswoman Samantha Warren. Warren did not provide details about Rier’s condition, but she said his absence is expected to be temporary ...

  • Doing the robot in Cape Elizabeth

    Teams from Cape Elizabeth, Biddeford, Limestone, and Pembroke, New Hampshire, were among 23 that competed in the season's first Maine VEX robotics tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Cape Elizabeth High School.

  • DEP to hold formal hearing on Brunswick train barn permit

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has postponed a community meeting on a storm-water permit for a proposed Amtrak train layover facility, opting instead to hold a formal public hearing on the project. DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho on Nov. 6 said hearin...

  • Brunswick Fire Dept. offers safety classes

    BRUNSWICK — The Fire Department and Mid Coast Senior Health Center will hold a series of free workshops through December aimed at fire and fall prevention for older adults. The program, called "Remembering When," begins Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at 58 Baribeau Drive, with a focus on ki...

  • Lease gives land trust, Brunswick farmers peace of mind

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is giving farmers working its flagship property a new lease on life. Literally. BTLT last week announced a 50-year agreement with farmers Seth Kroeck and Maura Bannon at Crystal Spring Farm, a picturesque swath of agricultural ...