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  • Fire damages secluded home in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A July 25 electrical fire on Balsam Lane was put out in time to save the home, but sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. Despite previously published reports of two injured firefighters, Deputy Chief Paul Conley on Monday said only one firefighter was i...

  • Portland Housing Authority project hinges on investor tax credits

    PORTLAND — The Portland Housing Authority's latest venture could be under construction by next spring, if it receives tax credits attractive to investors. Bayside Anchor, a four-story apartment building planned for 49 Boyd St. in East Bayside, will have 45 apartments, with 36 designa...

  • Harpswell selectmen consider putting pier assessment to voters

    HARPSWELL — Residents could be asked to make a decision at the March 13, 2010, Town Meeting about the future of the the pier at Mitchell Field. On Dec. 17, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to set a public hearing on a grant-funded assessment of the pier. If the analysis is ap...

  • Citizens put 'welcome to Bath' sign back on its feet

    BATH — Thanks to the work of a group of residents, the city once again has a sign on Old Brunswick Road to welcome motorists coming from Brunswick. One of the group, Carl Williams, said on Sunday a sign stood near Mill Pond Drive until it was struck by a vehicle more than 50 yea...

  • Energy grant helps Scarborough Public Works save money, keep plows moving

    Don Mitchell, left, and Scarborough Public Works Director Mike Shaw stand in front of a new system designed to turn on heaters that warm public works trucks' hydrolic fluid when the temperature dips to 32 degrees or lower. The temperature-sensitive control system, obtained with $11,000 of an $80,...

  • Brunswick council closes year with parking problems, grim budget news

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday closed 2009 with what's becoming a familiar refrain: Gloomy budget news from Augusta and parking issues at the Maine Street Station development. The council tabled its vote on a lease agreement between the town and the Brunswick Downtown Associa...

  • Harpswell mulls challenge to new federal flood map

    HARPSWELL — The town may appeal new flood mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that some people believe could impede land development or increase residential insurance costs. FEMA's remapping follows a congressional mandate to reassess the 100-year floodplain for coasta...

  • Bean adds Freeport winter outdoor camp for children

    FREEPORT — To promote outdoor education, healthy activities and fun, L.L. Bean will host a program to encourage children to play outdoors this winter. The Winter Adv...

  • Topsham selectman seeks more than $800 for documents provided to colleague

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Jim Trusiani on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the stack of printed e-mails he received from fellow Selectman Sandra Consolini last week through a Freedom of Information Act request. His only comment was “I believe she’s complied to the law; ...

  • Cumberland town manager defends borrowing plan for Route 88 upgrade

    CUMBERLAND — If a petition succeeds in forcing a referendum to challenge a plan to upgrade Foreside Road (Route 88), the referendum will be held March 2, 2010, Town Manager Bill Shane said on Monday. If voters support the Town Council’s Dec. 14 decision to borrow up to $4....