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  • Pending appeal, ruling restores public access to Harpswell beach

    HARPSWELL — Shoreline access proponents claimed victory this week after a judge upheld the public's right to use a private road on Bailey Island to reach nearby Cedar Beach.  In a 73-page ruling issued Monday, Sept. 15, Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills s...

  • Topsham to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday

    TOPSHAM — It's never too early, apparently, for Oktoberfest. The 2014 Oktoberfest, which features craft beers, food, and local crafts and music, will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce is p...

  • Brunswick council initiates grant for Kestrel; councilor questions drone connection

    BRUNSWICK — The town is being asked to help seal a deal to bring a major anchor tenant to Brunswick Naval Air Station. On Monday, the Town Council initiated a $400,000 grant application on behalf of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help fund facility improvements for ... 5

  • North Yarmouth selectmen mull amending hunting ban

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday to seek the Recreation Commission’s opinion about allowing some degree of hunting at Old Town House Park. The commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 2. Ideas suggested at the workshop, attended by sele...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick women offer psychotherapy through horses

    CUMBERLAND — Through Work of Heart, psychotherapy has moved from the couch to the horse. The non-profit organization offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy and experiential learning. It is run by Louise Poppema of Cumberland, Barbara Doughty of Brunswick and Nancy Coyne of Litc...

  • Circus Smirkus stops in Freeport next week with outdoor theme

    FREEPORT — When Circus Smirkus comes to Freeport next week, local performers will team up with the National Park Service and L.L. Bean to promote physical fitness and the outdoors. This y...

  • Munjoy Hill flower power

    A sunflower basks in the warm afternoon light as the sun begins to set on the North Street Community Garden on Munjoy Hill in Portland.

  • Say ahhhhh ...

    Dr. Lionel Vachon of Sanford guides Taneale Vicnaire, left, a student at Bonny Eagle High School, and Haley Brooks, who attends Noble High School, while they get some hands-on experience using a dental simulator during the University of New England's Dental Camp Sunday at the school's Portland camp...

  • Falmouth council considers referendum on buildings, petition seeks more time

    FALMOUTH — Despite a citizen petition requesting more time to explore other options, a referendum question asking voters if they want to spend $9.5 million, including a $4.5 million bond, to move the Town Hall and library to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings may be headed for the N...

  • Falmouth gets Nostalgia-ic for lighting

    FALMOUTH — A fixture of Portland's Old Port for more than 30 years recently closed and moved into the old fire barn at the corner of Middle and Bucknam roads in Falmouth. Nostalgia Lighting, a shop specializing in custom lighting design and known for its authentic colonial-style fixt...