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  • Topsham high school study could wrap up this month

    TOPSHAM — A facilities study to determine whether Mt. Ararat High School should be renovated or replaced could be complete later this month, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Brad Smith said July 30. With a recommendation from Portland-based architectural firm PDT in h...

  • Portland council puts measure aimed at Fore St. project on Nov. ballot

    PORTLAND — A referendum question designed to limit development at the Portland Co. complex could be costly and emotional. The manner in which it was added to the Nov. 3 ballot by city councilors on Monday night guaranteed it will be a long, expensive read for voters. Coun...

  • Topsham to receive almost $75K for park project

    TOPSHAM — The town is one of four Maine communities that will receive a total of more than $170,000 in grant money, the Maine Department of Conservation announced Wednesday. The grant funding comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Topsham is receiving $74,850...

  • Clean up crew

    Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Foreman Mike Lord cuts off a section of tree trunk which was hanging over the top of a power line Nov. 9 on Butler Head in West Bath. Tree and electrical crews from as far away as New York spread across the Mid-Coast this week, cleaning up damage from a windy Nov. 7 stor...

  • Investigators identify Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders have been unable to find the body of a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge Nov. 3, but they believe they now know his identity. Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said on Wednesday that the jumper is believed to be Edwin...

  • United Way raises more than $2M in Bath area

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine raised more than $2 million in a fundraising campaign, surpassing its $1.92 million goal. “This is a great success,” said Campaign Chair Dave Nadeau of Riley Insurance at the Nov. 3 campaign finale. “The campaign may be drawing ...

  • Bath lecture to focus on Lincoln County's early history

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on “The Early History of Lincoln County” on Saturday, Nov. 13. Jay Robbins, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, will present the lecture. He has been studying the colonial ...

  • Topsham selectmen support state land deal

    TOPSHAM — The state is expected to turn over approximately 21 acres of land off the Coastal Connector to the town before the end of the year, at no charge. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Nov. 4 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe sign a memorandum of agreement with the Maine Depa...

  • Harpswell Selectmen urge commissioner to reject school closure cost projection

    HARPSWELL — Citing school department errors in projected costs, the Board of Selectmen has sent a letter on Nov. 5 to Maine Education Commissioner Angela Faherty asking the state not to approve the current amount of $195,962.43 to keep the West Harpswell School open in the 2011-2012 school ...

  • First Maine pesticide summit aims to answer questions

    BRUNSWICK — With several Maine towns already discussing banning pesticides and a few with ordinances in place, the Maine Pesticide Summit on Nov. 20 will mark the first time there has been a gathering to discuss their use in the state. The summit at the Unitarian Universalist Church ...