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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...

  • Valentine's art at Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT — An exhibit featuring Valentine's Day greeting cards and postcards from the turn of the century through the 1940s opens at the Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 4. The items are from the historical society archives and private collections. Bev...

  • Pond Party

    Local band Low Flying Airplanes provide entertainment on Sunday, Jan. 24, for a Pond Party hosted by the Yarmouth High School Interact Club behind the Key Bank building on Main Street. The event, which raised money for fuel assistance, included skating, pick-up hockey games, a bonfire and refreshmen...

  • Freeport Rotary offers sand, salt for seniors

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Rotary Club will provide five-gallon buckets of salt and sand at no charge for senior citizens in Freeport and Pownal, for use on driveways and walkways. It can be received by calling Ring's Marine Service's in South Freeport at 865-6143.

  • Brunswick base agency to seek grant from town, but not necessarily for Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station plans to pursue funding for an estimated $800,000 paint booth at the base, but it's unclear who will use the asset. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, confirmed this week...

  • Scarborough GOP caucuses Saturday

    SCARBOROUGH — Republicans are invited to the Republican Town Committee caucus at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Chambers A and B at Scarborough Town Hall. According to Chairwoman Annalee Rosenblatt, business of the caucus will be completed by about 1 p.m. The purpose of the caucus ...

  • Scarborough camp to accept registrations

    SCARBOROUGH — Registration opens for summer camp at Camp Ketcha on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Started more than 45 years ago, Camp Ketcha at 336 Black Point Road offers traditional camp for children 3 to 14 years old, as well as a variety of specialty and horseback-riding camp programs. It als...

  • Longfellow Days activities begin Feb. 4 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Longfellow Days, the annual celebration of 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, will begin Feb. 4 and feature cultural programs and activities focusing on the environment and sustainability The 21-day program, "Longfellow and the Landscape: Earth, Sea and Sky," w...