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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Bath woman wins $60K in injury lawsuit against bank

    BATH — Nearly four years after being injured in a fall outside a downtown bank, June Hallowell of Bath was awarded $60,000 by a Sagadahoc County Superior Court jury Nov. 19. The 80-year-old woman's award money was for medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the fall,... 2

  • Bath Planning Board continues Plant Home zoning talks to Dec. 15

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday opted to continue its discussions on creation of a Plant Home Zone to a Tuesday, Dec. 15, meeting. By that time, City Planner Jim Upham said he expects to have provided the board with information about design standards for the zone.

  • State awards alternative energy grants to Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland

    FALMOUTH — Renewable energy projects will soon begin in Falmouth, Freeport and Cumberland, thanks to grants announced Tuesday to municipalities and school systems for demonstration programs. Efficiency Maine, a program of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, awarded about $477,000 to 11 o...

  • Businesses may have to fund SMCC campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The committee that decides which bills are considered by the state Legislature has rejected a $4 million measure that would have funded start-up costs for the Advanced Technology Campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station.  However, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, the bi...

  • Leader retires from Parkinson's support network he helped build

    FALMOUTH — Carl and Nancy Barker's lives were changed nearly 30 years ago when she was told she had Parkinson's disease. A medical research technician at Maine Research Center, she was just 50 – considered young for the disease – when she noticed her handwriting becoming increasin...

  • Freeport applies for $80K energy conservation grant

    FREEPORT — On the heels of receiving a $44,000 energy grant to install solar panels on the library, the Town Council Tuesday night voted 6-0 to approve another application for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. This grant from the Public Utility Commission's Efficiency Maine...

  • Falmouth hockey boosters' fundraiser still evergreen after 20 years

    FALMOUTH — There may be an ongoing controversy over what it's called – a Christmas tree, a holiday tree or a firefighter's nightmare – but a lot of people will be out buying those sappy, fragrant firs during the next few weeks, whatever they call them. While some households ha... 1

  • The show must go on

    As you would expect, Santa is a very busy guy this time of year, so if the city of Portland wants his help lighting the Christmas tree in Monument Square, the ceremony goes off on schedule, rain or shine. Or, as was the case last Friday night, very, very, very rainy. Still, many in the holiday spiri...