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  • After delay, former Brunswick Rec Center comes down

    BRUNSWICK — Demolition of the former Town Office and Recreation Center on Federal Street is back on track after work was delayed by the discovery of hazardous materials. Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation, bought the two buildings this year i...

  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • South Portland eyes waterfront property in land swap

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Feb. 1 will vote on a land swap that would give the city a slice of waterfront property along the Greenbelt Walkway. Mayor Tom Coward said councilors unanimously signaled support for the land swap with Louis Maietta at a workshop Monday night, Jan...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach saga goes national

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Life at Willard Beach is becoming an obsession for people as far away as California. And it has nothing to do with dogs. A group of local filmmakers are finding more and more cable stations are picking up their Internet series of three-minute comedies, "Willar...

  • Cape Elizabeth expected to vote again on Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although they voted overwhelmingly three years ago against charging fees at Fort Williams Park, residents are now likely to have a chance to change their minds. At a Town Council workshop on Monday, Jan. 25, councilors informally agreed to send the parking fee p...

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...

  • Pond Party

    Local band Low Flying Airplanes provide entertainment on Sunday, Jan. 24, for a Pond Party hosted by the Yarmouth High School Interact Club behind the Key Bank building on Main Street. The event, which raised money for fuel assistance, included skating, pick-up hockey games, a bonfire and refreshmen...

  • Freeport Rotary offers sand, salt for seniors

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Rotary Club will provide five-gallon buckets of salt and sand at no charge for senior citizens in Freeport and Pownal, for use on driveways and walkways. It can be received by calling Ring's Marine Service's in South Freeport at 865-6143.

  • Valentine's art at Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT — An exhibit featuring Valentine's Day greeting cards and postcards from the turn of the century through the 1940s opens at the Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 4. The items are from the historical society archives and private collections. Bev...

  • Brunswick base agency to seek grant from town, but not necessarily for Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station plans to pursue funding for an estimated $800,000 paint booth at the base, but it's unclear who will use the asset. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, confirmed this week...