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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Brunswick council to consider consolidating polling places

    BRUNSWICK — Residents in the town's seven election districts could be voting at a single location on Nov. 2. The proposed change would reduce the town's six polling locations to one, or possibly two. The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on the consolidation plan for its Ju...

  • Bath shipbuilders seek tools, funds, volunteers

    BATH — The organizers of an effort to reconstruct a 17th century tow and sailing vessel this summer are looking for volunteers, tools and money for the project. The Merrymeeting Area Summer School and Maine’s First Ship are working together on the program, where 14 Morse H...

  • Downtown Bath hotel celebrates official opening

    BATH — The city’s new downtown hotel celebrated its grand opening June 24. More than 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hampton Inn, which followed a month-long "quiet" opening. Karen Whitman of Hilton Hotels said the 94-room hotel at 140 Commer...

  • Keeping it about the kids: Falmouth trains parents, coaches to behave at sports events

    FALMOUTH — The wind-up, the whoosh of the pitch, the crack of the bat, the clang as the bat hits the ground, the scuffle of small feet as they rush around the field, the smack of ball into gloves – all sounds of summer youth sports. But angry parents, coaches and umpires arguin...

  • Cumberland council tables deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday tabled a zoning ordinance change that would ban deer feeding and baiting. It was unclear from the five members present whether the item could receive the four votes needed to implement the change. Councilors Jeff Porter and Mike Perfetti w...

  • Chebeague Island administrator to step down in October; Damon rescinds resignation from Board of Selectmen

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Scott Seaver plans to step aside as town administrator on Oct. 15, he said Monday. Meanwhile, Donna Damon is rescinding the resignation from the Board of Selectmen that she submitted last month. “I went over there in April of 2008 for a couple mon...

  • What's in a name? Lots of rancor if it's Freeport Village Station

    FREEPORT — The first hint of the simmering quarrel behind the scenes at Freeport Village Station is the website, www.onefreeportvillagestation.com. The home page indicates that t...

  • Portland police investigate shooting of house

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating an early morning shooting at an apartment building on Woodford Street. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said police responded to reports of multiple shots being fired at 109 Woodford St. around 2:30 Tuesday morning, June 29. No one in the mul...