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  • Groundbreaking for Brunswick elementary school slated for Nov. 19

    BRUNSWICK — Workers continued to prepare the site of the new elementary school on McKeen Street this week, setting the stage for a Nov. 19 groundbreaking. Technically speaking, they have been turning earth all summer to make way for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. Th...

  • United Way campaign raises more than $2M

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine exceeded its fundraising goal by nearly $110,000 and raised pledges of more than $2 million in its annual campaign. "What a wonderful community we have," said Dodie Jones, who chaired the campaign with Michael Jones. "What gene...

  • Correction

    A story last week incorrectly reported that the Brunswick School Department had frozen wages for non-union employees for nearly a year. According to the School Department, the only spending freeze has been in non-essential programs.

  • Arsonist to serve 11 years, pay $3.7M to businesses displaced in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., was sentenced in U.S. District Court Thursday to 11 1/2 years in prison for setting fires that destroyed 26 small businesses in Yarmouth and an office building in York. He was also ordered to pay $3.7 million in restitution to the 2...

  • State, town pass the buck, delay Scarborough pawn shop

    SCARBOROUGH — A local business owner says his attempt to open a pawn shop in Scarborough is being held up by the town's lack of a local licensing ordinance. Town officials say he can obtain the license he needs through the state, which makes a local ordinance unnecessary.

  • South Portland councilors to tour Vermont energy plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Some city councilors on Tuesday, Nov. 17, will travel to Vermont to see a tri-generation power plant, similar to one being considered for Highland Avenue. Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director Erik Carson said Mayor Tom Blake and Councilor Maxi...

  • Scarborough councilor makes unusual, public bid for leadership

    SCARBOROUGH — A town councilor last week announced her candidacy for council chairwoman, giving the public a rare peek into what is traditionally a behind-the-scenes selection process. Beginning her third consecutive three-year term on the council after receiving the most votes in...

  • Council tells Cape Elizabeth homeowner hands off Greenbelt land; parking restricted near Casino Beach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A homeowner in the Leighton Farm subdivision with land adjacent to town-owned conservation property will have to stop making improvements to the town land and remove part of a stone wall built in 2004. The Town Council voted 7-0 Monday to deny Philip O'Hearn's reque...