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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • South Portland charts new course to pick School Board appointee

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board is undertaking a more open, transparent process for recommending an interim appointment to the District 5 seat to serve until the November 2011 election. The new process comes one year after an appointment to a vacant District 3 School Board seat dre...

  • No Bull: Scarborough Bull Moose expands to add books

    Bull Moose owner Brett Wickard stocks CDs on the shelves of the newly expanded Scarborough store, which will reopen Saturday. The store now includes a section for new and used books. "This is the best way to buy local," Wickard said. "You're buying something sold by someone in your town."

  • Topsham to receive almost $75K for park project

    TOPSHAM — The town is one of four Maine communities that will receive a total of more than $170,000 in grant money, the Maine Department of Conservation announced Wednesday. The grant funding comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Topsham is receiving $74,850...

  • Clean up crew

    Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Foreman Mike Lord cuts off a section of tree trunk which was hanging over the top of a power line Nov. 9 on Butler Head in West Bath. Tree and electrical crews from as far away as New York spread across the Mid-Coast this week, cleaning up damage from a windy Nov. 7 stor...

  • Investigators identify Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders have been unable to find the body of a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge Nov. 3, but they believe they now know his identity. Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said on Wednesday that the jumper is believed to be Edwin...

  • United Way raises more than $2M in Bath area

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine raised more than $2 million in a fundraising campaign, surpassing its $1.92 million goal. “This is a great success,” said Campaign Chair Dave Nadeau of Riley Insurance at the Nov. 3 campaign finale. “The campaign may be drawing ...

  • Bath lecture to focus on Lincoln County's early history

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on “The Early History of Lincoln County” on Saturday, Nov. 13. Jay Robbins, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, will present the lecture. He has been studying the colonial ...

  • Topsham selectmen support state land deal

    TOPSHAM — The state is expected to turn over approximately 21 acres of land off the Coastal Connector to the town before the end of the year, at no charge. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Nov. 4 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe sign a memorandum of agreement with the Maine Depa...