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  • Portland runs to benefit Hear ME Now

    PORTLAND — Registration is open for the Hear ME Run 5K, 10K and fun runs on Sunday, Sept. 14. The races along Back Cove and Eastern Promenade benefit Falmouth-based Hear Me Now's services for adults and children with hearing loss. The rain-or-shine event features prizes for ov...

  • Mercy Hospital in Portland takes step for Fore River growth, consolidation

    PORTLAND — Mercy Hospital has taken initial steps for a major expansion along the Fore River that will end the hospital's presence downtown by 2018. The hospital is seeking to amend a conditional zone agreement reached with the city in 2001 that paved the way for it to build on the F...

  • Back in the good ol' days ...

    Brian Sheehy of the Danvers, Mass., Essex Ball Club explains how it was done in the old days for a group of Little Leaguers on Saturday, June 26 in Freeport. On Sunday, Sheehy's Boston Bean Eaters team took on Dirigo Vintage Baseball Club of Augusta in a throwback game at the Freeport Historical Soc...

  • Fundraising to begin for Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk

    BRUNSWICK — The effort to create a 1.25-mile, four-season riverwalk between Brunswick and Topsham took another step forward last week. The Androscoggin Riverwalk would create a loop using the recently renovated Swinging Bridge and the Frank J. Wood Bridge. The Androscoggin Brunswick-...

  • Brunswick official: Traffic woes almost over along Bath Road

    BRUNSWICK — The traffic snarls, washouts and bumpy rides that have marked travel along a busy stretch of Bath Road should be just about over, according to the town's public works director. Crews have been working on the $2.15 Bath Road improvement project since April. The project has...

  • Topsham Planning Board rejects cell tower proposal

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously rejected construction of a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. The decision prompted cheers from the audience, composed largely of Heights residents, who have packed every board meeting to oppose the proj...

  • Brunswick council to consider consolidating polling places

    BRUNSWICK — Residents in the town's seven election districts could be voting at a single location on Nov. 2. The proposed change would reduce the town's six polling locations to one, or possibly two. The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on the consolidation plan for its Ju...

  • Bath shipbuilders seek tools, funds, volunteers

    BATH — The organizers of an effort to reconstruct a 17th century tow and sailing vessel this summer are looking for volunteers, tools and money for the project. The Merrymeeting Area Summer School and Maine’s First Ship are working together on the program, where 14 Morse H...

  • Downtown Bath hotel celebrates official opening

    BATH — The city’s new downtown hotel celebrated its grand opening June 24. More than 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hampton Inn, which followed a month-long "quiet" opening. Karen Whitman of Hilton Hotels said the 94-room hotel at 140 Commer...

  • Chebeague Island administrator to step down in October; Damon rescinds resignation from Board of Selectmen

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Scott Seaver plans to step aside as town administrator on Oct. 15, he said Monday. Meanwhile, Donna Damon is rescinding the resignation from the Board of Selectmen that she submitted last month. “I went over there in April of 2008 for a couple mon...