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  • Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

    TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joint effort between School Administrative District 75 and the Topsham Public Library,...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • South Portland official takes job in LePage administration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul LePage's gubernatorial win last week left a vacancy in the city's human resources department. City Manager Jim Gailey said Human Resources Director John McGough resigned from his city post late last week to become LePage's chief of staff. McGough took a p...

  • South Portland charts new course to pick School Board appointee

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board is undertaking a more open, transparent process for recommending an interim appointment to the District 5 seat to serve until the November 2011 election. The new process comes one year after an appointment to a vacant District 3 School Board seat dre...

  • No Bull: Scarborough Bull Moose expands to add books

    Bull Moose owner Brett Wickard stocks CDs on the shelves of the newly expanded Scarborough store, which will reopen Saturday. The store now includes a section for new and used books. "This is the best way to buy local," Wickard said. "You're buying something sold by someone in your town."

  • Topsham to receive almost $75K for park project

    TOPSHAM — The town is one of four Maine communities that will receive a total of more than $170,000 in grant money, the Maine Department of Conservation announced Wednesday. The grant funding comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Topsham is receiving $74,850...

  • Clean up crew

    Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Foreman Mike Lord cuts off a section of tree trunk which was hanging over the top of a power line Nov. 9 on Butler Head in West Bath. Tree and electrical crews from as far away as New York spread across the Mid-Coast this week, cleaning up damage from a windy Nov. 7 stor...

  • Investigators identify Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders have been unable to find the body of a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge Nov. 3, but they believe they now know his identity. Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said on Wednesday that the jumper is believed to be Edwin...

  • United Way raises more than $2M in Bath area

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine raised more than $2 million in a fundraising campaign, surpassing its $1.92 million goal. “This is a great success,” said Campaign Chair Dave Nadeau of Riley Insurance at the Nov. 3 campaign finale. “The campaign may be drawing ...

  • Bath lecture to focus on Lincoln County's early history

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on “The Early History of Lincoln County” on Saturday, Nov. 13. Jay Robbins, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, will present the lecture. He has been studying the colonial ...