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  • Lawmakers question plan to build Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick, suggest South Portland

    BRUNSWICK — Six Democratic legislators are urging the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster to reconsider building a 60,000-square-foot layover facility in Brunswick, and instead build it in South Portland. In a June 18 letter to Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Norther...

  • Brunswick High School commencement cost nears $28K

    BRUNSWICK — Since the 1990s, Brunswick High School graduation ceremonies have been staged at Bowdoin College, in an event that has become, for some, a beloved community celebration. It has also become possibly the most expensive graduation in Cumberland County. Now, as th...

  • That's a rap

    The closing highlight of Monday's Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation at Wentworth Intermediate School in Scarborough was a song and rap presentation by a group of fifth-graders called the I Will DARE Rappers, conducted by teacher Rachel Domin. Parents packed the gym for the ceremony, which b...

  • Winter idyll

    Walkers and equestrians ignored a chill wind to soak up a bit of winter sunshine at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Sunday, Jan. 10.

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...

  • Residents, town manager reach compromise over Cape Elizabeth land dispute

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dispute over town-owned property adjacent to a private home in the Leighton Farms subdivision may have been resolved at a Jan. 7 meeting between residents and the town manager. Ten residents of the Leighton Farm Road and Steeplebush neighborhoods met with Town Mana...

  • Brunswick-Topsham bridge work

    The Maine Department of Transportation closed the Free Black Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham for two days this week so crews could inspect and repair the structure.

  • Local farmers to act in community-based theater project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Farmers on stage and actors in the field – that is what artistic director Jennie Hahn envisioned when she created Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project. A project within Hahn's

  • Longtime Scarborough legislator to retire; School Board chairman to seek House seat

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Peggy Pendleton announced this week she will retire at the end of this legislative session. Pendleton, a Democrat who lives on Holmes Road, is currently in her second consecutive term representing House District 128. But her career in the Legislature spans 18 yea...

  • South Portland considers 6-month ban on medicinal marijuana sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to enact a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The proposal was discussed at a workshop Monday night. It has the support of the Police Department and four of the seven councilors, some of whom admitted they did not know ...