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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Freeport's Flag Lady nominated for energizer award

    FREEPORT — Elaine Greene of the Freeport Flag Ladies is one of 100 semifinalists in the running to become the next inductee to the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.

  • COPS seeks new crop of citizens

    CUMBERLAND — It happens to many drivers.  Cruising down a nice long stretch of freshly-paved road, not paying attention to their speed while listening to their favorite song. Suddenly, out of the corner of their eye, they spy a police cruiser lurking behind a bush or street sign...

  • Brunswick asks new bar to clarify ownership

    BRUNSWICK — The town has asked the proprietors of a new bar on Maine Street to clarify their management agreement, following discrepancies that have clouded an embattled Portland club owner's involvement.  Town Manager Gary Brown said last week that Joseph Cyr and Thomas Manning...

  • Topsham selectmen beef up public safety vehicle fleet

    TOPSHAM — Along with accepting bids for two new police cruisers, the Board of Selectmen voted June 17 to obtain an emergency response vehicle from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. The board voted unanimously to accept Quirk Ford of Augusta’s low bid of $23,221 ...

  • Falmouth boy runs for a cause

    FALMOUTH — Ten-year-old Parker Wyatt runs hard and he runs fast. He also runs for a cause. Parker has run more than 20 5K and 10K road races all over the United States to raise money for a variety of charities. This summer, he'll run the TD Bank Beach to Beacon Road Race in Cape Eliz...

  • Brunswick historic board questions Bowdoin house demo

    BRUNSWICK — The town's Village Review Board has delayed approval of Bowdoin College's plan to demolish a house on Cleaveland Street to make way for a parking lot. The proposal would create about 20 parking spaces at 4-6 Cleaveland St., a double lot purchased by Bowdoin in 2005. The v...

  • Honored scouts

    Four members of Cumberland/North Yarmouth Troop 58 were honored at their Eagle Scout ceremony June 6 at the Cumberland Congregational Church. They are, left to right, Logan Price, Patrick Bowden, Alex Cameron and Andrew Hunter. All four graduated from Greely High School this month.

  • Students create art for new school building

    FALMOUTH — The students at Lunt and Plummer Motz schools have been working diligently this year, not only on their math and reading skills, but also on their tiles. Art teachers Katie Hall and Bonnie Taylor, and Artist in Residence Nanci Kahn, helped each class choose a theme for the...