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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Casco Bay Lines announces new GM

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines announced this morning it has hired a new general manager. Henry 'Hank' Berg will take over management of the ferry service, which provides transportation to Peaks, Cliff, Great Diamond, Little Diamond, Long and Chebeague islands. Berg for the past 9...

  • Cumberland council bans heavy trucks from Mill Road; Debate over Foreside Road project continues

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to prohibit heavy commercial trucks from using Mill Road. Town Manager Bill Shane said the change to the town's traffic ordinance was borne from the rezoning along Route 100 several years ago to allow more commercial deve...

  • Bookstore ballad

    Recent National Book Award winner Philip Hoose of Portland, with his wife Sandy St. George, turns a reading of his book "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" into a sing-along on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

  • Alleged Bath burglar nabbed after chase

    BATH — Police arrested a Michigan man Sunday night following a string of burglaries, a car chase and a leap into the Kennebec River. Dariahne Thornton, 20, of Detroit, Mich., was arrested on charges of burglary, unauthorized use of property (for a stolen vehicle), driving to endange...

  • Bath Police investigating armed robbery at store

    BATH — Police are on the lookout for two suspects in a Saturday night robbery at Cumberland Farms, one of whom allegedly threatened the clerk with a knife. The incident occurred at the Route 1 convenience store shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 26. Both suspects are described as white ma...

  • Bay Park among potential Topsham projects for 2010

    TOPSHAM — While the town has major work that needs to be done in its Bay Park neighborhood and on its many miles of roads, Topsham, like many Maine communities, faces the challenge of meeting its needs in the shadow of tough economic times. Voters could decide at the Town Meeting in...

  • RSU 1 superintendent says 84% state subsidy loss ‘optimistic’

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 superintendent said last week that a projected 84 percent cut in state subsidy in the next few years might actually be optimistic. The $7.7 million RSU 1 received for fiscal 2010 may dwindle to $1.2 million at the start of the fiscal 2014 budget yea...

  • Yarmouth energy group draws closer to proposal to extinguish 125 street lights, implementing no-idling rules

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Energy Savers Committee is moving closer to a proposal that would shut off about 20 percent of the town's street lights. Town Engineer Dan Jellis said at a Monday night meeting that 125 of the town's 635 street lights could be switched off to save money and en...