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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Scarborough panel proposes Higgins Beach parking restrictions

    SCARBOROUGH — A ban on public parking for more than 30 minutes along the road at Higgins Beach moved closer to reality after a committee presentation Wednesday evening. The Town Council heard from the ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee regarding the proposed ban and several other changes...

  • South Portland gets $35K grant to plan Trout Brook restoration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted two state planning grants to advance environmental initiatives. The city received a $35,500 from the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a management and restoration plan for Trout Brook and parts of Kimball Brook.&nb...

  • Scarborough voters approve Town Charter amendments

    SCARBOROUGH — Six amendments to the Town Charter were approved by voters Tuesday, including one that gives residents a process for recalling elected officials. All of the questions passed by wide margins: • Question 1 passed 7,858 to 1,115. It prohibits a person from serv...

  • Bath council OKs armory conveyance, pier replacement contract

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to turn the former National Guard Armory over to the Bath Development Corp., which will be able to use grant funding to improve the building. The council voted last spring to borrow up to $175,000 to purchase the building. Th...

  • Pumpkin paradise

    The annual Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine was held at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport on Oct. 30. Along with plenty of food and activities, 5,000 jack-o-lanterns were on display, carved by students from throughout southern Maine. Camp Sunshine is a retreat in Casco for children wit...

  • Correction

    A story last week should have said Seacoast United Soccer Club has agreed to build two turf fields in Freeport. In addition, it will donate 424 hours of free outdoor field time the town, not the Regional School Unit 5 sports teams.

  • Overnight parking ban in effect in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A winter parking ban from Nov. 1 to April 15 prohibits parking on all town streets between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Contact Police Chief Gerald Schofield at 865-4800 with any questions.

  • Snowe in Falmouth

    U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, emerges from a voting booth at Falmouth High School on Tuesday.