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  • Bath land trust to talk fish passage at annual meeting

    BATH — Fish passage restoration will be the topic of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's annual meeting on Tuesday, April 7. The event at Maine Maritime Museum starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will feature videos and time-lapse photography that document work at each re...

  • Bath Iron Works nets $620M from Navy for new ship

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded $620 million to Bath Iron Works for construction of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The award is a part of a multiyear procurement contract that runs from 2013-2017, according to an announcement from the offices of U.S. Sens. Susan ...

  • Conservative activists object to Route 1 corridor plan for Mid-Coast Maine

    ROCKLAND — At the November meeting of the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee, a man no one on the committee had ever seen before got up to speak. Ted Cowan was clean-shaven and dressed in khakis and a collared shirt. He spoke forcefully, staring down committee members and re... 3

  • WinteRush returns to Portland this weekend

    PORTLAND — WinteRush begins Friday Feb. 11 with a ski and snowboard competition in Monument Square, followed by a weekend of outdoor public activities. Lack of snow foiled the city's planned outdoor winter celebration last year. This year, snowshoeing, snowman- and snow fort-building...

  • UPDATED: Governor announces initiatives to help former Thibeault Energy customers; lawmakers propose tighter rules

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday announced two initiatives to help customers affected by the sudden closure of Thibeault Energy in Brunswick. In addition, Brunswick-area legislators are proposing a bill to increase consumer protection from sudden oil company closures.

  • Ceremony marks first transfer of Brunswick base property

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy invited politicians, members of the public and the media to massive Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station for Monday's ceremonial change of ownership of the base airfield. The ceremony recognized the first BNAS property to be transferred from the Navy to t...

  • Bridge work means delays Wednesday, Thursday on Route 26/100

    FALMOUTH — Drivers who use Route 26/100 should expect periodic delays on Wednesday and Thursday while construction crews unload steel beams that will be utilized in the construction of a bridge. Crews will close the bridge for 20 minutes each day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Maine Depar...

  • Yarmouth faces nearly 4% tax increase

    YARMOUTH — Town Manager Nat Tupper presented a preliminary $10.7 million fiscal 2012 municipal budget to the Town Council on Feb. 3. The budget includes a $235,000, or 2.2 percent, increase in expenditures from the current year. Tupper said town revenues have decreased about 2...

  • Propane heater blamed for Falmouth fire that destroyed 8 antique cars

    FALMOUTH — Firefighters said a blaze that destroyed a three-bay garage and the antique cars parked inside was probably caused by a propane space heater. On Feb. 2 at 12:43 a.m., the Falmouth and Westbrook fire departments responded to a call from a homeowner reporting a glow coming f...

  • Cumberland board approves CMP substation on Greely Road

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board has granted major site plan approval for a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation. Construction of a temporary entrance road for the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road should begin soon, Town Planner Carla Nixon said last week. "Th...