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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Falmouth Fall Classic

    Lucas Prescott of Yarmouth carries the ball down field, pursued by Falmouth defenders, during a soccer game on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Falmouth Fall Classic. The annual youth soccer tournament attracts 150 teams for games throughout the three-day Columbus Day weekend.

  • Mayo recognized by Bath for 'lifetime spirit'

    BATH — Martha Mayo said she cried on Oct. 10 when she received the city's Lifetime Spirit Award. The honor was part of Bath's 11th annual Citizen Involvement Day, held last weekend during Autumnfest. Evelyn "Evie" Smith was named Citizen of the Year, Help-a-Kid received the...

  • SAD 75 says Harpswell school closure would save $232K

    TOPSHAM — The closure of West Harpswell School would have saved School Administrative District 75 about $232,000 last year, based on an analysis of fiscal 2009 expenses, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. SAD 75 has sent the Maine Department of Transportation an applica...

  • Yarmouth Art Festival to benefit community programs

    YARMOUTH — The first Yarmouth Art Festival will take place this weekend at St. Bartholomew's Church to highlight Maine artists and benefit local community service programs.

  • News Analysis: Brunswick base agency must reconcile region's needs, doubts about Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — Architecturally, there are two-car garages more inspiring than Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station. But in the eyes of the organization overseeing the base's civilian redevelopment... 3

  • Crossing Maine Street gives some Brunswick parents reason to worry

    BRUNSWICK — A shortage of school crossing guards on Maine Street has some parents, including two School Board members, concerned about their children's safety. School Board member Michele Joyce informed Town Manager Gary Brown last week about a close-call involving Joyce, her tw...

  • Brunswick council set to OK urban chicken rules

    BRUNSWICK — Some downtown residents could begin keeping up to six chickens in their backyards pending a public hearing and vote by the Town Council on Monday, Oct. 19. The council, Planning Board and staff have been reviewing and modifying the so-called urban chicken ordinance sin...

  • Council action clears path for Falmouth retirement community growth

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Tuesday approved revisions to the OceanView overlay district that will allow the retirement community to add to its capacity by expanding upward. Under the new plan, the lodges can be increased from three to four stories, which would enable the facility ...