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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Portland Jetport emergency exercise June 5 expected to cause traffic mess

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, while emergency workers participate in a large-scale aviation emergency training exercise. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays....

  • Brunswick School Board weighs new proposal to save freshman sports

    BRUNSWICK — With parents and coaches still simmering from the School Board's decision to cut freshman sports from its fiscal 2011 budget, coaches and the high school athletic director have drafted a proposal to retain as many sub-varsity sports as possible. Meanwhile, the board's

  • All aboard in Brunswick: Maine Street Station visitors center opens for summer season

    BRUNSWICK — A new visitors center opened at Maine Street Station this week, marking the beginning of what project proponents hope will become a transit hub and marketing tool for local businesses and attractions. The center is owned by the town and subleased to the Brunswick Downtown...

  • Topsham taps Brunswick firefighter as next chief

    TOPSHAM — Brian Stockdale, a firefighter/paramedic with the Brunswick Fire Department, will become Topsham’s fire chief on June 3. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously May 20 to approve Town Manager Jim Ashe’s selection of Stockdale. He was a candidate chosen fro...

  • RSU 1 communities meet June 1 on budget

    BATH — Voters in the greater Bath school district will have their initial vote on a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Tuesday, June 1. The Regional School Unit 1 budget will then go to a final vote at the budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 8. Next year&r...

  • From roundabouts to overpasses, Brunswick residents to review potential traffic changes

    BRUNSWICK — As the state Department of Transportation moves forward with a plan to restore connectivity between Route 1 and Maine Street, a $1 million study is taking a more comprehensive look at how traffic movement can speed the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. By next... 2

  • Dispatch decision challenge prompts Freeport Town Charter review

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday scheduled a June 29 workshop to discuss amendments to the Town Charter. Councilor Joe Migliaccio presented proposed language for sections in the charter that address the process to overrule council decisions and the requirement that residents si...

  • Portland planners show support for law offices on waterfront

    PORTLAND — A proposal to covert a waterfront storage building into offices for a local law firm is on the fast track for approval from the city Planning Board. At a workshop meeting Tuesday evening, building owner Waterfront Maine presented its plans to turn the 100,000-square-foot C...