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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Bath marks climate action day

    People concerned about climate change turned out on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Waterfront Park in Bath to ask how high the Kennebec River will rise as temperatures go up. The event was part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action; scientists say 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is the s...

  • Marsh supporters host annual auction, dinner

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of Scarborough Marsh invites the public to attend its annual auction and dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on Black Point Road. Featuring a buffet prepared by Express Events, a cash bar, silent and live auctions and cre...

  • Brunswick library to hold children's book sale

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends is hosting the 4th annual Children's Book Sale at Curtis Memorial Library on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The sale features books for children between preschool and middle school ages, and includes tapes and DVDs. All items are priced between 50 cent...

  • Bath Iron Works scores $1B for destroyer in defense bill

    BATH — Both houses of Congress have approved the final Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal 2010, which includes $1 billion for a destroyer expected to be worked on at Bath Iron Works. The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced passage on Oct. 22 of the bill, whic...

  • Bowdoin College opens Maine St. Station store

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College's new book and gift store at Maine Street Station opens Friday, Oct. 30 – just in time for Parents Weekend. The College Store, at the corner of Maine Street and Station Avenue, will be the first retail business to open at Maine Street Station, a $23....

  • Scarborough Planning Board to consider Pine Point motel's design for parking lot on swapped land

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board on Monday will take up a Pine Point motel's request for site plan approval for a reconfigured parking lot at the center of a controversial land swap with the town. After several months of debate, the Town Council in July approved the land exchange,...

  • Scarborough residents embrace early voting

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents who have cast their ballots in the past few days are praising the state's Early Voting Pilot Program. Scarborough is one of nine communities selected by the state to participate in the program that began Monday, Oct. 26, and will run through next Monday, No...

  • Cape Elizabeth candidates disagree on need for campaign signs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In recent elections, Town Council and School Board candidates have informally agreed to not display campaign signs. But this year no agreement was reached. Some candidates felt strongly that signs would be helpful to their campaign, a few did not put any signs o...