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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • South Portland summer program fills bellies, breaks barriers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At about 8:30 a.m., dozens of children stream into a small room at 80 Brickhill Heights, where a table full of breakfast foods awaited them. One by one, the kids choose from a selection of cereals, servings of carrots and watermelon, sunflower butter with raisins, fr...

  • Topsham man dies in truck-repair accident

    TOPSHAM — A Cathance Road man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained when a pickup truck fell on him. Sam Petty, 64, of 421 Cathance Road, was home alone working on the vehicle at the rear of his house, according to Police Department Lt. Chris Lewis. Lewis said Pe...

  • Speculation builds about building swap between Brunswick, Bowdoin college

    BRUNSWICK — A long-rumored proposal to swap Bowdoin College's McLellan Building for the soon-to-close Longfellow School could result in a new municipal headquarters, and potentially factor into the town's police station site search. The idea of a swap surfaced two years ago when a To...

  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College mull options after house demolition is halted; traffic plan 'moving forward'

    BRUNSWICK — A historic preservation board's recent decision to block demolition of an abandoned building on Cleaveland Street has forced stakeholders in a long-awaited intersection improvement plan to consider alternatives, including an outright appeal. The Village Review Board on Ju...

  • Brunswick council initiates grant for Kestrel; councilor questions drone connection

    BRUNSWICK — The town is being asked to help seal a deal to bring a major anchor tenant to Brunswick Naval Air Station. On Monday, the Town Council initiated a $400,000 grant application on behalf of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help fund facility improvements for ... 5

  • North Yarmouth selectmen mull amending hunting ban

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday to seek the Recreation Commission’s opinion about allowing some degree of hunting at Old Town House Park. The commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 2. Ideas suggested at the workshop, attended by sele...

  • Think there ought to be a law? Tell Yarmouth state rep

    YARMOUTH — As a way to encourage residents to take more active roles in state government, Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, is inviting constituents to submit ideas for her to present in the next legislative session in January. Through her "There Ought to be a Law" contest, Innes...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick women offer psychotherapy through horses

    CUMBERLAND — Through Work of Heart, psychotherapy has moved from the couch to the horse. The non-profit organization offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy and experiential learning. It is run by Louise Poppema of Cumberland, Barbara Doughty of Brunswick and Nancy Coyne of Litc...