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  • Turn in outdated Rx drugs on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Police departments and other organizations around southern Maine are participating in Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drugs collected will be incinerated, according to the Maine Sheriff's Association, which said the event helps protect Maine's...

  • 'It is a plague. It is merciless:' A son's overdose in Portland, a mother's plea for action

    PORTLAND — She endured years of troubles, heartaches, courtrooms and counselors while trying to help her son regain a safe, sober life. Now Massachusetts resident Mary Gibson wants to spread a message about the horrors of heroin addiction, because her son, Andrew Gibson, 21, was foun...

  • First buyers moving into Eastman Meadows in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Developer Joel FitzPatrick said he is pleased with the progress so far at Eastman Meadows, where five of the 46 planned condominiums are now sold. "Two of the five units th...

  • 3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire

    BRUNSWICK — Three people were hospitalized after a multiple-alarm fire broke out Wednesday night in a 12-unit apartment building at 84 Union St. According to Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson, the Fire Department received the initial call at 11:01 p.m., and the first responders found he...

  • Lawmakers tell Harpswell, Brunswick to discuss border dispute

    AUGUSTA — Legislators Wednesday said Harpswell and Brunswick residents will have to work together to come up with a compromise in their border dispute. After a brief workshop, the Legislature's State and Local Government Committee tabled legislation that would change the town line. T...

  • Brunswick & Topsham Water District reduces fluoride levels

    TOPSHAM — Public drinking water in Brunswick and Topsham has contained fluoride since 1955, but last month the amount of the chemical in the water dropped dramatically. With the equivalent of a flick of a switch, the Brunswick & Topsham Water District cut fluoride levels nearly i...

  • June vote likely on proposal to pull Harpswell out of SAD 75

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen must decide whether to schedule a June referendum on a proposal to withdraw from School Administrative District 75. A petition for withdrawal made its way through town around the time voters decided to close West Harpswell School. Two weeks ago, tha...

  • Hannaford says realignment won't cost jobs in Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — Hannaford Bros. on Wednesday said a reorganization of the supermarket company's food purchasing and distribution process will not reduce jobs at its corporate offices and distribution center, where approximately 1,000 people are employed. Michael Norton, Hannaford Bros....

  • Bath planners postpone talks on business park

    BATH — A lack of a quorum Tuesday prompted the Planning Board to postpone its third look at the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Board members Andy Omo and Donald Rogers were absent, and Amy Fitzpatrick had resigned, leaving four voting members in attendance Tuesday. Plann...

  • Land trust adds 6 acres to Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — All six acres of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust's newest acquisition are buried beneath several feet of snow. But Executive Director Angela Twitchell said she is looking forward to summer, when the fields are filled with blueberries and open to anyone who wants to pick ...