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  • After delay, former Brunswick Rec Center comes down

    BRUNSWICK — Demolition of the former Town Office and Recreation Center on Federal Street is back on track after work was delayed by the discovery of hazardous materials. Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation, bought the two buildings this year i...

  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • Investigation of former PUC chief finds no conflict

    AUGUSTA — An investigation by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has concluded that the state’s former chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams, broke no laws when he accepted a job and securities from a prominent wind power developer while still head of his agency. A citizens' gr...

  • Reaction cool to suggestions for Brunswick, Topsham traffic relief

    BRUNSWICK — State transportation planners and consultants on Wednesday presented a series of concept plans they hope will increase access and improve traffic flow around Brunswick Naval Air Station. The presentation was part of a

  • South Portland winter parking ban: Necessity or hidden tax?

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With temperatures hovering in the 70s, the city's winter parking ban is perhaps the furthest thing from people's minds. That is, unless you're Willard Street resident Zoo Cain. "I love this town," Cain said. "But there are some things, like this, that send me ... 1

  • Cookie Jar reopening draws a crowd in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly four years after a storm blew the top off the Cookie Jar Pastry Shop, customers lined up for the sweet treats they have been without for so long.  The business reopened on Thursday, May 27, and more than 900 people came through the doors at 554 Shore Road...

  • SAD 75 voters breeze through initial budget approval

    TOPSHAM — It took only half an hour to complete the first phase of approval for the fiscal 2011 School Administrative District 75 budget. With little comment, voters approved the nearly $34.8 million spending plan on May 27 in the first of two of two budget votes. A budget valid...

  • Dancing the day away in Falmouth

    Falmouth second-graders perform a dance to the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" during a morning expedition to Maine State Ballet on June 1. They had the opportunity to learn dance moves, try on ballet costumes, learn about the history of dance and sing along to famous show tunes with pr...

  • McMann Field artificial turf plan goes to June 8 vote in Bath

    BATH — A plan for an artificial turf field that received narrow City Council approval and triggered a petition to overturn that decision will be decided by voters on June 8. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial ...

  • Local Buzz ready to greet Cape Elizabeth families

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Less than a year after a doctor, a lawyer and an advertising executive started working together, their restaurant called the Local Buzz will be officially open for business on June 1...