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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape residents voice opposition to pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dozen residents spoke against a proposed pay-per-bag waste disposal system at a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 13. Inconvenience, unfair costs and disguised taxes were mentioned as reasons they oppose the proposal. In creating goals for 2010, the Town Counc... 1

  • Freeport Historical Society seeks images

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society is seeking images and photographs for the Freeport Heritage Trail interpretive sign program scheduled to launch this fall. The organization welcomes any images relating to the Old First Parish Meetinghouse and Cemetery in print or drawing, and any im...

  • Bath museum aids effort to keep historic banners in Maine

    BATH — A cooperative effort by Maine Maritime Museum and 15 other organizations and individuals will keep a collection of historic banners in Maine and on public display. The consortium bought the set of 17 early 19th-century banners last month for more than $125,000. The Portla...

  • Harpswell seeks Congressional help with FEMA deadline on flood map appeal

    HARPSWELL — The town is seeking help from Maine’s Congressional delegation in submitting new information for its appeal of portions of a new flood zone designation proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An Aug. 31 letter from FEMA to the town, responding to t...

  • Democrat Bullens withdraws from Senate District 11 race, backs independent Woodbury

    CUMBERLAND — Democrat Cindy Bullens announced her withdrawal from the state Senate District 11 race on Wednesday and threw her support behind the campaign of independent Richard Woodbury. Her decision reduces the field to three candidates. “Six months ago I became a...

  • Lawsuit threat spurs Freeport to cement dispatch deal with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The threat of a lawsuit has prompted the Town Council to move toward enacting an ordinance to codify the town's emergency dispatch consolidation agreement with Brunswick. Councilors on Tuesday night also put several Town Charter amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot. They includ...

  • Maine House candidates spar over transportation issues, Brunswick base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The three candidates in Maine House District 66 aired their views on transportation policy and redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station Monday during the second of three forums. The final forum, covering health care and education, was scheduled for Wednesday. The...

  • Maine musician returns for New England tour

    PORTLAND — Native Mainer and University of Southern Maine graduate Brandon Turner and his band, The Haberdashery Ensemble, will bring their blend of jazz, classical, folk, gypsy, French and tango music to southern Maine this weekend. The band, which Turner started when he moved to Lo...