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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • New home sought for Scarborough Civil War statue

    SCARBOROUGH — A 1913 Civil War statue at Dunstan Corner may need a new home because of a redesign of the intersection. According to Assistant Town Planner Jay Chace, the Maine Department of Transportation is planning to add a right-hand turn lane on Route 1 to Broadturn Road, cutting...

  • Group presents Scarborough responses to rising sea level

    SCARBOROUGH — Anyone who's driven through the marsh on Route 1 or Pine Point Road knows the water is nearly level with the road. And in winter, the snow often piles up higher than the road. The Sea Level Adaptation Working Group has not only noticed this, its members want town...

  • 3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire

    BRUNSWICK — Three people were hospitalized after a multiple-alarm fire broke out Wednesday night in a 12-unit apartment building at 84 Union St. According to Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson, the Fire Department received the initial call at 11:01 p.m., and the first responders found he...

  • Lawmakers tell Harpswell, Brunswick to discuss border dispute

    AUGUSTA — Legislators Wednesday said Harpswell and Brunswick residents will have to work together to come up with a compromise in their border dispute. After a brief workshop, the Legislature's State and Local Government Committee tabled legislation that would change the town line. T...

  • Brunswick & Topsham Water District reduces fluoride levels

    TOPSHAM — Public drinking water in Brunswick and Topsham has contained fluoride since 1955, but last month the amount of the chemical in the water dropped dramatically. With the equivalent of a flick of a switch, the Brunswick & Topsham Water District cut fluoride levels nearly i...

  • June vote likely on proposal to pull Harpswell out of SAD 75

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen must decide whether to schedule a June referendum on a proposal to withdraw from School Administrative District 75. A petition for withdrawal made its way through town around the time voters decided to close West Harpswell School. Two weeks ago, tha...

  • Hannaford says realignment won't cost jobs in Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — Hannaford Bros. on Wednesday said a reorganization of the supermarket company's food purchasing and distribution process will not reduce jobs at its corporate offices and distribution center, where approximately 1,000 people are employed. Michael Norton, Hannaford Bros....

  • Bath planners postpone talks on business park

    BATH — A lack of a quorum Tuesday prompted the Planning Board to postpone its third look at the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Board members Andy Omo and Donald Rogers were absent, and Amy Fitzpatrick had resigned, leaving four voting members in attendance Tuesday. Plann...