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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Bowdoinham farm hopes to cultivate community from Portland to Augusta

    BOWDOINHAM — The Dancing Cricket Farm is kicking off an endeavor to provide people from Portland to Augusta with top-notch organic vegetables, flowers and herbs through environmentally friendly and sustainable farming practices. The 75-acre farm is the flagship project of the Ce...

  • Former PUC chairman took equity stake in wind company

    AUGUSTA — While he was Maine’s chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams accepted an ownership interest in a leading wind energy company. One month later, in May 2008, he went to work for that company, First Wind, as a senior vice president. The move from chairman of th...

  • Call it 'Parkinggate': Brunswick bank's barrier raises hackles

    BRUNSWICK — When the Savings Bank of Maine installed a pay-to-park gate for its Maine Street parking lot in January, it was supposed to act as a deterrent to non-customer parking. But for some motorists who don't heed the posted warning sign, the gate has become more of a trap. Those... 1

  • Budget debate expected to dominate Brunswick council meeting

    BRUNSWICK — The April 26 Town Council meeting will be light on agenda items, but heavy on budget discussion. The meeting will be largely dedicated to public comment on a proposed fiscal 2011 spending plan, which includes a 2 percent property tax increase and reductions in staff, serv...

  • Bath school administrators make room for Woolwich students

    BATH — The administrative offices of Regional School Unit 1 were scheduled this week to move out of the Huse School on Andrews Road and into the nearby Small School in order to make way for students of the soon-to-be-reconstructed Woolwich Central School. RSU 1 Superintendent Wi...

  • Navy awards BIW $16M for extra destroyer work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $16 million contract modification for more construction work on the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer program. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations committees, announced the a...

  • Mass. company makes top bid for M.W. Sewall's Bath-based convenience stores

    BATH — A Massachusetts-based energy company and convenience store operator was the top bidder Tuesday in an auction for M.W. Sewall’s chain of 11 retail stores, an attorney for Sewall’s bankruptcy trustee said Wednesday. Attorney Gayle Allen was not able to provide t...

  • Bath legislator Watson resigns for job with Maine Workers’ Comp Board

    BATH — State Rep. Thomas R. Watson, D-Bath, plans to resign six months before the end of his final term in Augusta to work for the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board. Watson said on Tuesday that he plans to resign effective May 3. “I’m not really leaving ...