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  • When Cape Elizabeth library renovations are done, so is director

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thomas Memorial Library Director Jay Scherma plans to retire after library renovations are complete. Scherma, who has been at the library for almost 20 years, said he expects to retire by the end of January 2016. He said the

  • Congolese gardener puts down roots in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Enock Mukadi spent the first 20 years of his life in a town called Mwene Ditu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He spent the last year in Brunswick, where he has found a way to make sense of the change in the community garden at Crystal Spring Farm. As the...

  • BNAS land for police station could cost Brunswick $20K-$40K an acre

    BRUNSWICK — Some of the mysteries surrounding buying property from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority were cleared up on Tuesday when the group's executive director visited the police station subcommittee. Subcommittee members had been surprised and disappointed to learn i...

  • Bath council OKs downtown walkway, sewer improvements

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously accepted a bid of more than $110,000 for construction of an improved downtown walkway. Councilors also gave final approval to a $2 million bond for sewer improvements. The bid, from LaBrecque Construction, is for a more than 100...

  • South Portland hopes pilot preschool program will fly citywide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Jodelle Austin and Jen Hobbs were making last-minute preparations for the first day of the city's pilot preschool program. It was a moment the School Department had been anticipating. And the snow, sleet and rain falling outside of the donated...

  • Scarborough library features vintage technology for Teen Tech Week

    SCARBOROUGH — The library is going old school for Teen Tech Week. "We're keeping it somewhat vintage," Celeste Shinay, manager of programming and development at the Scarborough Public Library, said. And she means it. The library next week will have two days of "mix-and-...

  • South Portland scuttles strategic land buy for future City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is no longer interested in buying an office building that sits on a third of an acre of land next to City Hall. City councilors spiked the idea of buying 148 Ocean St. within minutes of bringing it up at a workshop on Monday night. Instead, city leade...

  • End of the road for Gateway 1 project in Mid-Coast Maine

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced cancellation of Gateway 1, a regional planning project for Route 1 in the Mid-Coast. The announcement came as a shock to the members of the project's implementation steering committee, who represent towns within the Gate... 3

  • 2 candidates seek election to Harpswell Board of Selectmen

    HARPSWELL — Alison Hawkes, 35, and Rick Daniel, 45, are vying to be the newest – and youngest – member of the Board of Selectmen. Both candidates said they are committed to education in the town and have children who are enrolled in, or have gone through, town schools. Bu...

  • Brunswick warily enters border talks with Harpswell

    BRUNSWICK — Members of the public Monday urged the Town Council to "hold firm" and resist Harpswell's efforts to restore the disputed historic town line. The comments came during a report on LD 69, An Act To Restore the Historical Boundary Between Harpswell and Brunswick, which is in...