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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Hammond Lumber Co. buys Downeast Building Supply

    BRUNSWICK — Downeast Energy this week announced it is selling its building supply business to Hammond Lumber Co. of Belgrade. The sale means Downeast Building Supply at 30 Spring St. will become Hammond Lumber Co. on Monday, May 10. The store's current staff of more than 30 employees...

  • 'The Elephant Man' comes to Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — A tale of tragedy, torment and triumph takes to the stage at Morse High School next weekend with “The Elephant Man.” Directed by English and drama teacher Kevin O’Leary, the Bernard Pomerance play is based on the true story of Briton Joseph Merrick, the ...

  • Topsham Planning Board again tables cell tower proposal; petition challenges project

    TOPSHAM — For the third time in nearly a year, the Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. Opponents of the tower have also started circulating petitions to block the project and others like it. Tue...

  • Police probe Brunswick doughnut shop burglary

    A suspect in the burglary of the Dunkin' Donuts on Maine Street in Brunswick springs off the counter early Wednesday, May 5. Police are searching for the man, who was videotaped by the store's security cameras after tripping a burglary alarm. Police believe the man, possibly with the help of anot...

  • SAD 75 School Board sends $35.8M budget to voters

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors unanimously approved a nearly $34.8 million budget for fiscal 2011. The spending plan will go before voters at a district budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Orion Performing Arts Center. A budget valida...

  • Brunswick council presses for more info on library spending; majority ready to spike Coffin Pond funding

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of town councilors on Monday said they are prepared to restore a portion of the $107,000 subsidy cut proposed for Curtis Memorial Library, but not until library officials reveal if the allocation would provide raises for employees. Meanwhile, the Town Council a...

  • Historical Society hopes to establish Freeport Heritage Trail

    FREEPORT — As a way to educate visitors and residents about Freeport's 300-year history, the Historical Society is working to establish a Heritage Trail. Executive Director Christina White said when the idea arose nearly a year ago, there was a positive response and much encouragemen...

  • Yarmouth High School senior a U.S. Presidential Scholar

    YARMOUTH — Reed Wommack was named a 2010 United States Presidential Scholar on May 3 by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Wommack, a senior at Yarmouth High School, is one of 141 high school seniors nationally who were chosen for their exceptional academic achievement, ar...