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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Meal on the go

    Karen Ela from Back Street Bistro won first place in the Wait Staff Challenge for her seating, serving, and racing through the maze agility and time at the Taste of Brunswick June 19. In addition to some fun competition, the event was a chance for Brunswick restaurants to showcase their cooking.

  • Bath celebrates 38th annual Heritage Days July 2-5

    BATH — The City of Ships rings in Independence Day weekend again this year with its 38th annual Heritage Days celebration. The downtown event begins Friday, July 2 and will feature an assortment of games, music and crafts, as well as its crowd-drawing parade. Heritage Days wraps...

  • COPS seeks new crop of citizens

    CUMBERLAND — It happens to many drivers.  Cruising down a nice long stretch of freshly-paved road, not paying attention to their speed while listening to their favorite song. Suddenly, out of the corner of their eye, they spy a police cruiser lurking behind a bush or street sign...

  • Brunswick asks new bar to clarify ownership

    BRUNSWICK — The town has asked the proprietors of a new bar on Maine Street to clarify their management agreement, following discrepancies that have clouded an embattled Portland club owner's involvement.  Town Manager Gary Brown said last week that Joseph Cyr and Thomas Manning...

  • Topsham selectmen beef up public safety vehicle fleet

    TOPSHAM — Along with accepting bids for two new police cruisers, the Board of Selectmen voted June 17 to obtain an emergency response vehicle from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. The board voted unanimously to accept Quirk Ford of Augusta’s low bid of $23,221 ...

  • Falmouth boy runs for a cause

    FALMOUTH — Ten-year-old Parker Wyatt runs hard and he runs fast. He also runs for a cause. Parker has run more than 20 5K and 10K road races all over the United States to raise money for a variety of charities. This summer, he'll run the TD Bank Beach to Beacon Road Race in Cape Eliz...

  • Brunswick historic board questions Bowdoin house demo

    BRUNSWICK — The town's Village Review Board has delayed approval of Bowdoin College's plan to demolish a house on Cleaveland Street to make way for a parking lot. The proposal would create about 20 parking spaces at 4-6 Cleaveland St., a double lot purchased by Bowdoin in 2005. The v...

  • Honored scouts

    Four members of Cumberland/North Yarmouth Troop 58 were honored at their Eagle Scout ceremony June 6 at the Cumberland Congregational Church. They are, left to right, Logan Price, Patrick Bowden, Alex Cameron and Andrew Hunter. All four graduated from Greely High School this month.