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  • Tense times: Bath museum showcases Cold War era in Maine

    BATH — It was America's longest war, yet a war that never really was. The Cold War, which began soon after the end of World War II and stretched through 1991, is the focus of the Maine Maritime Museum's latest exhibit. "Cold Waters, Cold War: the 20th Century Navy in Maine" ru...

  • Topsham Annex arson suspect dies in jail cell

    WISCASSET — A Topsham man being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell early Monday morning. Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said Robi Saputra, 21, was found hanging by a bed sheet at 2:18 a.m. Saputra, who was alone i...

  • Cumberland refuge a sanctuary for birds, people

    CUMBERLAND — Parrots were a source of love and comfort for Nancy Tims long before they took over her life and most of the rooms in her house. Tims, who started Seymour’s Bird Refuge in 2000, moved most of her large flock to a handsome wood building on Route 100 last fall. 1

  • Window of opportunity

    David Wilson of Harpswell digs clams in Quahog Bay on Feb. 17. He and a small group of diggers cut through the ice at low water after the bay was reopened for digging after many years of closure because of bacterial pollution. According to Darcie Couture of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, ...

  • Corrections

    Last week's Page 1 story, "3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire," incorrectly identified Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson. Another Page 1 story, "'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget," should not have referred to a proposed pre-school program as "day care...

  • Harpswell incumbent faces 2 opponents for seats on SAD 75 board

    HARPSWELL — Three women – a Realtor, a retiree, and a TV assistant/spiritual counselor – are competing for two seats on the board of School Administrative District 75. Incumbent Jane Meisenbach, who has served on the School Board for the past six years, is being challenge...

  • Film studio proposal for South Portland armory may be in jeopardy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Negotiations between the city and a potential tenant for for the former National Guard Armory have apparently reached the final stage. But whether an agreement will be reached remains unclear. Both sides are expressing frustration with the length and direction of the...

  • South Portland schools brace for influx of special ed students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Schools are preparing for an influx of special education students next year, according to the superintendent. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the district anticipates four times as many kindergarten students with special needs will enter the school syste...