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  • Pat Benatar, PSO make a little (Saturday) night music in Portland

    Rocker Pat Benatar kicks off the Waterfront Concerts series Saturday night, May 2, at the Maine State Pier in Portland. More than 20 other shows are scheduled for the pier this year.

  • Free cancer screenings offered in Portland area

    PORTLAND — Area health-care professionals are offering free skin and oral cancer screenings for people who are uninsured or under-insured, Maine Medical Center Pierter announced in a press release. "Screenings for skin will include a thorough visual exam from a qualified health profe...

  • Downtown Bath holds 'Old-Fashioned Christmas'

    BATH — "An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Bath," hosted by Main Street Bath, includes a large variety of events through New Year's Eve to encourage people to celebrate and shop downtown. Jennifer Geiger, director of Main Street Bath, said Monday that the old-fashioned element is a warm a...

  • Brunswick acknowledges Longfellow School discussions with Bowdoin College

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown announced what he called "the second worst-kept secret in Brunswick" Monday night: the town and Bowdoin College are discussing the sale or trade of Longfellow School. A letter from college Treasurer S. Catherine Longley, included in the Town C...

  • Topsham seeks public input on Androscoggin Riverwalk

    TOPSHAM — The design of the town's portion of the Androscoggin Riverwalk will be the focus of a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 13. The project will run from the northern end of the Androscoggin Pedestrian Swinging Bridge to the Summer Street sidewalk. It will ultimately allow safe ac...

  • Freeport Town Council seals deal for turf fields

    FREEPORT — Athletes, students and residents will have two new turf fields, an indoor arena and a Little League baseball field to use after the Town Council approved a final agreement with the Seacoast United Maine soccer club Tuesday night. In a deal that took nearly two years to sol...

  • Bath councilors reject proposal for twice-monthly meetings

    BATH — After weighing the idea of holding two regular meetings a month, the City Council chose last week to stick with one. The order to hold the regular meeting the first Wednesday of each month was part of the council's Dec. 1 consent agenda. Consent agendas are comprised of rout...

  • Ace Hardware to join Bangor Savings in new Falmouth plaza

    FALMOUTH — A hardware store and a bank may seem unlikely bedfellows, but the Bangor Savings Bank building under construction at Route 1 and Fundy Road will contain both, plus another business when it is finally completed next spring. Retail chain Ace Hardware will take over approxima...

  • Cumberland board to discuss CMP substation, new Main Street zoning

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday will hold public hearings on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation and new zoning on part of Main Street. CMP is undergoing major site plan review of its proposal to build the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road. The Planning...

  • Yarmouth colon cancer survivor steps out of her comfort zone to encourage screenings

    YARMOUTH — A reserved and private woman who doesn't like to talk about cancer is one of six Maine residents promoting the importance of early detection in a statewide colon cancer awareness campaign. The