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  • Hunger help is on the way

    Brenda Treadwell, right, joins several hundred other volunteers Sunday, April, 13, at the Maine Mall in South Portland to measure and pack food that will be shipped to children and adults across the country by the hunger charity Feed My Starving Children. The "MobilePack" event, called Million Meals...

  • Brunswick school budget could boost taxes 4.4%

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed $36.2 million school budget for the next fiscal year, which already includes $700,000 in recommended reductions in technology and other expenditures, could increase property taxes by 4.4 percent. But School Board members at Wednesday's budget workshop said they...

  • Bookstore ballad

    Recent National Book Award winner Philip Hoose of Portland, with his wife Sandy St. George, turns a reading of his book "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" into a sing-along on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

  • Alleged Bath burglar nabbed after chase

    BATH — Police arrested a Michigan man Sunday night following a string of burglaries, a car chase and a leap into the Kennebec River. Dariahne Thornton, 20, of Detroit, Mich., was arrested on charges of burglary, unauthorized use of property (for a stolen vehicle), driving to endange...

  • Bath Police investigating armed robbery at store

    BATH — Police are on the lookout for two suspects in a Saturday night robbery at Cumberland Farms, one of whom allegedly threatened the clerk with a knife. The incident occurred at the Route 1 convenience store shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 26. Both suspects are described as white ma...

  • Bay Park among potential Topsham projects for 2010

    TOPSHAM — While the town has major work that needs to be done in its Bay Park neighborhood and on its many miles of roads, Topsham, like many Maine communities, faces the challenge of meeting its needs in the shadow of tough economic times. Voters could decide at the Town Meeting in...

  • RSU 1 superintendent says 84% state subsidy loss ‘optimistic’

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 superintendent said last week that a projected 84 percent cut in state subsidy in the next few years might actually be optimistic. The $7.7 million RSU 1 received for fiscal 2010 may dwindle to $1.2 million at the start of the fiscal 2014 budget yea...

  • Yarmouth energy group draws closer to proposal to extinguish 125 street lights, implementing no-idling rules

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Energy Savers Committee is moving closer to a proposal that would shut off about 20 percent of the town's street lights. Town Engineer Dan Jellis said at a Monday night meeting that 125 of the town's 635 street lights could be switched off to save money and en...

  • Falmouth cross-country teams help groom park trails

    Nordic skiers from the Falmouth Middle and High schools' cross-country teams head out for practice at Falmouth Community Park. Some of the team parents have been assisting the town in keeping the park's trails groomed for the teams, the rec program and the general public.

  • Falmouth senior turns LEGO love into middle school activity

    FALMOUTH — Some people might think Falmouth High School senior Carson Hooper went about things backwards. After all, a lot of seniors scramble during the final months of their last year of high school to find the perfect "Independent Project," a graduation requirement that challenges stu...