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  • Correction

    A Page 1 story last week about the former home of painter Stephen Etnier on Basin Point Road in Harpswell should have said the most recent assessed value of the building structure was $371,000, while its foundation was valued at $45,000.

  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Clean sweep in Brunswick

    Volunteers and representatives of the Brunswick Downtown Association worked closely with town crews to tidy up Maine Street last Saturday in a one-day project sponsored in part by the BDA and Hammond Lumber.

  • On the right track? Rail officials, South Portland residents hope to forge solution to idling trains

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Pam Am Railway officials said they are committed to installing devices on aging locomotives that should reduce the amount of time trains spend idling, spewing diesel fumes into residential neighborhoods. But Thornton Heights residents are keeping a close eye on the r... 1

  • Scarborough may relax rules for industrial growth

    New zones created to protect town's aquifers SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has proposed a change to the town's zoning rules that would allow businesses in industrial zones to build on up to 50 percent of their property. The maximum existing buildin...

  • UPDATE: Developers withdraw plans after Willard Square building ban moves forward in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A pair of businessmen who hoped to build an upscale market in Willard Square withdrew their plans Thursday following strong neighborhood opposition. The move came three days after the City Council gave initial approval to a 95-day emergency moratorium on new construc...

  • New principal brings small-school affinity to Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Islands School is getting a new name, the Harpswell Community School, and a new principal, Kerry Bailey. Bailey, 59,  is anything but new to school administration. This will be her third job as a principal, and her family is filled with other school adm...

  • Topsham voters OK $8.1M budget, reject zoning changes, digital signs

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.09 million municipal budget at Wednesday's 3 1/2-hour Town Meeting. But they defeated ordinances that would have created a new commercial zone along part of Route 196 and allowed digital signs in some parts of town. The meeting drew 227 register...

  • Farewell Festival set for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — Residents will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the town's three Lunt Road school buildings in a Farewell Festival on June 3 and 4. The School Department will vacate the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools after this school year. Students next year will move  into the...

  • A Tidewater high

    A pair of visiting cows from Freeport attracted a lot of attention Saturday at the grand opening of the University of Maine Learning Center at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Activities included remarks by officials, demonstrations, tours of the center and the naming of a tree and bench in memory of Oak...