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  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...

  • Friction continues as Scarborough beach dog rules evolve

    SCARBOROUGH — As the first summer with new leash laws and a beach monitoring program comes to a close, the Canine Education and Enforcement Committee is prepared to make recommendations for improving the welfare of dogs and endangered birds on town beaches. Over t...

  • Topsham Planning Board again tables cell tower proposal; petition challenges project

    TOPSHAM — For the third time in nearly a year, the Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. Opponents of the tower have also started circulating petitions to block the project and others like it. Tue...

  • Police probe Brunswick doughnut shop burglary

    A suspect in the burglary of the Dunkin' Donuts on Maine Street in Brunswick springs off the counter early Wednesday, May 5. Police are searching for the man, who was videotaped by the store's security cameras after tripping a burglary alarm. Police believe the man, possibly with the help of anot...

  • SAD 75 School Board sends $35.8M budget to voters

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors unanimously approved a nearly $34.8 million budget for fiscal 2011. The spending plan will go before voters at a district budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Orion Performing Arts Center. A budget valida...

  • Brunswick council presses for more info on library spending; majority ready to spike Coffin Pond funding

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of town councilors on Monday said they are prepared to restore a portion of the $107,000 subsidy cut proposed for Curtis Memorial Library, but not until library officials reveal if the allocation would provide raises for employees. Meanwhile, the Town Council a...

  • Historical Society hopes to establish Freeport Heritage Trail

    FREEPORT — As a way to educate visitors and residents about Freeport's 300-year history, the Historical Society is working to establish a Heritage Trail. Executive Director Christina White said when the idea arose nearly a year ago, there was a positive response and much encouragemen...

  • Yarmouth High School senior a U.S. Presidential Scholar

    YARMOUTH — Reed Wommack was named a 2010 United States Presidential Scholar on May 3 by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Wommack, a senior at Yarmouth High School, is one of 141 high school seniors nationally who were chosen for their exceptional academic achievement, ar...

  • Falmouth eyes 2-tier pay-to-play fee system

    FALMOUTH — Participation in school sports is about to cost parents more than the price of cleats, helmets and gloves. The School Department is proposing to charge high school students $175 for most teams they play on, and $100 to participate in indoor and outdoor track, in a pay-to-p...

  • Tapping into their inner geek: Yarmouth robotics team finishes 13th in world event

    YARMOUTH — When math teacher Paul Lamson-LaPlume organized the high school's first robotics team this year, he expected the students to take away tips for next year and have fun. He did not expect them to win the state championship and a trip to the world competition. "I figur...