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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 ...

  • Face-lift for Monument Square

    Portland Public Services crews began constructing new granite planters this week at Monument Square, in anticipation of tree planting in May. The square will get 15 new trees, most likely ginkgos, according to city Arborist Jeff Tarling. Eight will be installed along storefronts (shown), three in...

  • Lawmakers seek scrutiny of tax rebate for Brunswick inn

    BRUNSWICK — A tax rebate program for the developer of Maine Street Station is coming under increased scrutiny by the state agency reviewing the proposal. The rebate, which over 10 years would award JHR Development an average of 85 percent of property taxes collected on a proposed 54-...

  • Kilty pleasure: Tartan Day at Maine Military Museum in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Call it a kilty pleasure. On Saturday, April 10, the Maine Military Museum Annex will host an event honoring Maine Tartan Day, a celebration of Scots and Scots-Americans in Maine. The event will feature bag pipers, living historians, a parade of colors and, of course... 1

  • Topsham selectmen eye TIF amendments for Town Meeting warrant

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen next week will decide which warrant items to send to Town Meeting. Among the items are amendments to the Highlands’ three tax increment financing districts and proposed code of conduct and code changes related to Town Meeting. The board hel...

  • Yarmouth senior community begins funding search for additional renovations

    YARMOUTH — Fundraising has started for the second phase of improvements at Bartlett Circle, the low-income senior housi...

  • Annual Yarmouth Wellness Fair inspires Maine Wellness Day

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Wellness Fair has grown so much over the past five years that April 10 has been declared Maine Wellness Day.  Gov. John Baldacci signed a proclamation in March naming April 10 as Maine Wellness Day, a day to be aware of and create wellness awareness ...

  • Kites will soar as Brunswick celebrates its Cuban connection

    BRUNSWICK — Nestor Gil is admittedly conflicted about 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. On the one hand, Gil, an artist doing a two-year fellowship at Bowdoin College, can appreciate Castro, who for 50 years has thumbed his nose at the United States, holding on to power de...

  • Brunswick council hears budget outline

    BRUNSWICK — The town could close Coffin Pond, reduce its allocation to the Curtis Memorial Library and dial back some street paving projects, even if the Town Council adopts a fiscal 2011 budget with a 2 percent property tax increase.  That scenario, which includes the eliminati...