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  • Bowdoin College professor: Ranavirus killed 200,000 tadpoles in Brunswick pond

    BRUNSWICK — It resembled something out of a science fiction movie, but the science behind a massive die-off of tadpoles in a local pond is shockingly real, according to a Bowdoin College biology professor. An estimated 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died in a pond in his backyard over a ...

  • Condon garden to be rededicated in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden will be rededicated on Saturday with a butterfly release. The garden behind Town Hall is in memory of Elizabeth "Beth" Condon, a 15-year-old girl who was killed on Aug. 28, 1993, by a drunk driver while walking on U.S. Ro...

  • South Portland debates closing road for retail project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night held a special workshop to hear a revised proposal to discontinue Gorham Road Extension for construction of a strip mall. The new proposal would discontinue 600 feet of Gorham Road Extension from the Western Avenue intersection, rather th...

  • Scarborough a step closer to pawn shop, tighter controls on dealers

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed ordinance before the Town Council would legalize pawn shops in certain parts of town. But it stops short of a Police Department recommendation to extend some reporting requirements to all second-hand shops. The council first faced the issue last fall, ...

  • Fees prompt Scarborough to stop accepting credit cards

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a topic of debate for last year's Finance Committee. Now, with town officials scrambling to save money, the town has decided not to accept credit cards for tax bills and other fees paid at Town Hall. Last year, credit card processing fees cost Scarborough nearly ...

  • Tides of change: Energy firm unwraps first-of-its-kind turbines in Bath

    BATH — What was billed as the first all-composite hydrokinetic turbine built in the U.S. was unveiled last week. Christopher Sauer, chief executive officer of Ocean Renewable Power Co., presented the...

  • SAD 75 board sets public hearing on Harpswell school closure

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 directors scheduled a Feb. 25 public hearing on the West Harpswell School closure referendum.The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Harpswell Islands School. The referendum is March 9.While the School Board voted to close the ...

  • Brunswick council OKs train station lease with downtown business group

    BRUNSWICK — Just days after learning that rail lines in Brunswick could become a direct link to Portland, Boston and points south, the Town Council on Monday voted unanimously to turn over management of a new welcome center and train station to the Brunswick Downtown Association. The...

  • Former Yarmouth Rep. Woodbury seeks Senate seat held by Falmouth's Davis

    YARMOUTH — Former state Rep. Richard Woodbury announced his candidacy Tuesday for the state Senate in District 11. Woodbury, an independent, served in the House from 2002-2008. His senate candidacy sets up a potential three-way race in November against Sen. Jerry Davis, R-Falmou...

  • Falmouth sports boosters see threat in pay-to-play proposal

    FALMOUTH — No one at a Feb. 1 School Board workshop argued against the importance of providing more equitable funding for high school and middle school sports. Some sports are fully funded by the School Department, while others are only partially funded or not funded at all. B...