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  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Vision rehabilitation, training center coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — The city may soon be home to the only training and rehabilitation center for the visually impaired north of Newton, Mass., after the Iris Network received a $1.1 million grant from the federal government. The funding was secured by the state Department of Labor's Divi...

  • Energy grant helps Scarborough Public Works save money, keep plows moving

    Don Mitchell, left, and Scarborough Public Works Director Mike Shaw stand in front of a new system designed to turn on heaters that warm public works trucks' hydrolic fluid when the temperature dips to 32 degrees or lower. The temperature-sensitive control system, obtained with $11,000 of an $80,...

  • Brunswick council closes year with parking problems, grim budget news

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday closed 2009 with what's becoming a familiar refrain: Gloomy budget news from Augusta and parking issues at the Maine Street Station development. The council tabled its vote on a lease agreement between the town and the Brunswick Downtown Associa...

  • Harpswell mulls challenge to new federal flood map

    HARPSWELL — The town may appeal new flood mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that some people believe could impede land development or increase residential insurance costs. FEMA's remapping follows a congressional mandate to reassess the 100-year floodplain for coasta...

  • Bean adds Freeport winter outdoor camp for children

    FREEPORT — To promote outdoor education, healthy activities and fun, L.L. Bean will host a program to encourage children to play outdoors this winter. The Winter Adv...

  • Topsham selectman seeks more than $800 for documents provided to colleague

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Jim Trusiani on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the stack of printed e-mails he received from fellow Selectman Sandra Consolini last week through a Freedom of Information Act request. His only comment was “I believe she’s complied to the law; ...

  • Cumberland town manager defends borrowing plan for Route 88 upgrade

    CUMBERLAND — If a petition succeeds in forcing a referendum to challenge a plan to upgrade Foreside Road (Route 88), the referendum will be held March 2, 2010, Town Manager Bill Shane said on Monday. If voters support the Town Council’s Dec. 14 decision to borrow up to $4....

  • Farm school initiative seeks interest in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative 51 Board of Directors held a workshop on Monday on an initiative that integrates environmental stewardship with education and entrepreneurship. Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said that while no Maine Farm Enterprise Schools current...

  • Falmouth to acquire 25 acres of open space

    FALMOUTH —The town is about to add a 25-acre property on Blackstrap Road to its inventory of open space. Following an executive session Monday, Dec. 14, in which the Town Council discussed the transaction, councilors voted 6-0 to authorizie Town Manager Nathan Poore to acquire the pr...