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  • Bath-Tsugaru sister city program elects new president

    BATH — The board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program elected Andy Bailes as its new president Jan. 21. Bailes replaces Dr. Deborah Patten, who led the program for 15 years. When Patten to...

  • Brunswick hospital auxiliary finishes $120K pledge drive

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary has completed its $120,000 pledge to upgrade the maternity ward infant security scanner. The group paid the third $40,000 installment on its pledge earlier this month and intends to launch a new pledge drive this winter, President Ell...

  • Brunswick Town Council retreats on nearly $1.2M land buy for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The one thing the more than 50 people at Monday night's public hearing agreed on is the town needs a better police station. In the end, however, disagreement over a plan to spend up to $1.175 million on property for a new station convinced the Town Council to withdraw the...

  • Portland residents launch drive to save Riverton library

    PORTLAND — Residents have collected nearly 2,000 signatures in an effort to save the branch library at Riverton Elementary School. The effort comes as Portland Public Library officials are considering reducing the branch's in-house collection and staff to save money. Chip Edga...

  • Cumberland Town Council sets moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday enacted a moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The moratorium, effective immediately and extending at least 180 days, is intended to give the town time to study the way those uses put pressure on development and to allow it to ...

  • House District 109 election recount planned for next week

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A recount in the House District 109 election is planned for next week, according to Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn. Republican Gary Foster of Gray lost to Democrat Anne Graham of North Yarmouth on Nov. 2 by 33 votes, 2,132 to 2,099. North Yarmouth resident Tyl...

  • Proposal would add affordable housing to Portland's Bayside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Additional affordable housing may be coming to the Bayside neighborhood. Avesta Housing is seeking approveal for the second phase of Pearl Place, near the corner of Pearl and Lancaster streets. The project, which was scheduled for a Planning Board workshop Tuesday, ...

  • CMP: Opposition to new meters 'clearly unreasonable'

    AUGUSTA — Central Maine Power Co. has asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission to dismiss one of two complaints filed in October by residents concerned about the safety of "smart" electric meters being installed on every CMP customer's home or business. The complaint, filed Oct. 2... 3

  • Freeport cinema now expected to open next summer

    FREEPORT — The six-screen movie theater planned for the corner of Depot and Mill streets could open next summer. Al Yebba, chief operating officer of Berenson Associates, developer of Freeport Village Station, said it took several months but the money needed to continue the project h...

  • Yarmouth Glee Club needs votes to win $5K prize

    YARMOUTH — The high school Glee Club is competing to win $5,000 – a prize members will put toward the purchase of a new concert piano for the Performing Arts Center. The club is competing against four others from Buckfield High School, Moultonborough Academy, Camden Hills Regi...