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  • Topsham Vietnam vet recounts his 'psychological journey'

    TOPSHAM — When Morris Lavallee talks about Peter Davies, a key character in "Cracks in the Wall," the author is in many ways reflecting on himself. Lavallee's historical novel is based on his own experiences in the military during the Vietnam War. "It's a psychological journey...

  • Hearing postponed on Scarborough Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing on a proposed increase in parking near Scarborough Beach State Park was postponed Wednesday due to weather.  The hearing would have taken public comment on a special exception appeal by Black Point Resource Management to cre...

  • Topsham cell tower lawsuit settlement could go to February Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Voters next month may be asked to approve a lawsuit settlement that will allow construction of a cellular communications tower the town has been trying to block. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 6 to send three potential warrant items to a public hearing on Thu...

  • Brunswick principal wins Catholic education award

    BRUNSWICK — When Principal Andree Benoit Tostevin is having a stressful day at school, she knows exactly what to do. She heads to the kindergarten classrooms at St. John's Catholic School, she said, to visit with "our little guys, the 4-year-olds."

  • About 130 jobs to be cut by Bath Iron Works

    BATH — Bath Iron Works announced Jan. 7 that it would lay off about 130 employees as of Jan. 21. The employees include salaried and unionized workers, according to a statement issued by BIW President Jeff Geiger, who blamed the reductions on a decline in demand for design work.

  • There's a new sheriff in town

    Former Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion, left, helps swear in his replacement, Kevin J. Joyce, in a ceremony at the Cumberland County Courthouse on Jan. 7. Joyce started in the department 25 years ago as a reserve deputy and is the first sheriff to work his way all the way up the ranks.

  • Truth-teller

    A month-long exhibition of "Americans Who Tell The Truth," a series of paintings by artist Robert Shetterly, opened at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library last week with the unveiling of the portrait of local civil rights activist, author, former state legislator and three-term NAACP Po...

  • African groups sponsor MLK Jr. Day multicultural event

    PORTLAND — Darfuri and southern Sudanese speakers will share their stories and discuss the political climate in Sudan at the Hour Exchange, 516 Congress St., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, from 7-9 p.m. "From My Eyes: Sudanese in Maine and Beyond," is open to the public and ...