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  • Can new development rescue Brunswick plazas built for big-box stores?

    BRUNSWICK — When the Brunswick Naval Air Station shut down, thousands of consumers who supported businesses in the area disappeared.  At the same time, the country was in the throes of one of the worst economic recessions in history, crippling retailers and other businesses...

  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Planning Board approves 'urban chickens' for Bath homeowner

    BATH — A Middle Street resident can continue to keep chickens at her home after the Planning Board voted 6-1 Tuesday for her site plan request. Planning Director Jim Upham said the city does not have an ordinance that pertains specifically to raising chickens. Whether Tuesday'...

  • Bath City Council, School Board incumbents win uncontested elections

    BATH — Uncontested incumbents were re-elected Tuesday to the City Council and Regional School Unit 1 board. Councilor Sean Paulhus received 394 votes in Ward 2 seat, while Councilor Kyle Rogers received 365 votes in Ward 3 and Councilor Bernard Wyman had 391 votes in Ward 4. There was one w...

  • Falmouth plans forum to discuss Route 1 shopping center, development

    FALMOUTH — Residents are invited to a community forum Nov. 14 to discuss their vision and ideas for development of the Falmouth Shopping Center property along Route 1. The 5 1/2-hour charette will consist of polling and small-group discussion, and will include presentations by tow...

  • BIW to temporarily lay off nearly 200 employees

    BATH — Bath Iron Works will temporarily lay off 191 workers from its largest union until more work is available, the shipyard announced last week. The layoffs will affect nine trades among members of Local S6: crane operators, stage builders, pipefitters, tinsmiths, electricians...

  • Harpswell voters overwhelmingly approve affordable housing grant, cell tower work

    HARPSWELL — The town can now authorize a $40,000 grant to benefit Hamilton Place, a workforce housing development on Harpswell Neck, thanks to a decisive approval from voters on Election Day.  Voters also approved an easement that will allow FairPoint Communications to install ut...

  • Bids too high, so Yarmouth reduces Route 88 paving project

    YARMOUTH — Construction bids for the Route 88 paving project came back to the town higher than expected, and as a result the project will have to be shortened and sent back out to bid. According to Town Engineer Dan Jellis, the project must be reduced by nearly half the original distance. ...

  • Falmouth girls organize basketball tourney to benefit teammate

    FALMOUTH — A girls basketball team is proving teamwork doesn't have to stop when you leave the court. The Maine Swish is an off-season basketball team for high school girls. Its head coach, Cathy Evers, and most of the team hail from Falmouth, but one of the teammates, Kaylee Tayl...

  • Write-in candidate Ross wins Cape Elizabeth-South Portland water district seat

    SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland City Clerk Sue Mooney on Thursday said resident Wayne Ross won the the Cape Elizabeth-South Portland seat on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees in Tuesday's election. There were no candidates on the ballot, but 1,097 write-in votes were cast ...