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  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • Topsham selectmen send $8.5M budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — A proposed $8.54 million budget, a decrease of nearly $32,000 from the current fiscal year, goes to a Town Meeting vote May 14. The Board of Selectmen on April 10 unanimously approved the proposal and several warrant articles, which voters will consider by line item next mo...

  • Pine Point residents propose alternate plan for Scarborough land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point residents group has presented an alternative design for a land swap that the town has proposed forging with the owners of the Lighthouse Inn on Depot Street. In addition, the Pine Point Residents Association has started circulating a petition presenting ...

  • 5 charged with OUI at South Portland checkpoint

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly three dozen motorists were detained and eight were charged on the first night of increased drunken driving enforcement.  Police Lt. Frank Clark said 563 vehicles were stopped at a checkpoint set up by the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departme...

  • Rainfall creates sewage problem for some Bath residents

    BATH — With recent heavy rainfall causing sewage overflows on Park Street, residents of the area asked the City Council on Wednesday to take action to curb future problems. Juliet Connelly and Aaron Park of 24 Park St. submitted a June 30 letter to the City Council and City Mana...

  • Brunswick, Freeport asked to help build case for Downeaster extension

    BRUNSWICK — Freeport and Brunswick, two towns expected to benefit most from the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster, are being asked to help the passenger rail service strengthen its case for federal stimulus money. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which ...

  • South Portland residents have until July 17 to appeal street light removals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents have until July 17 to appeal for relighting of any of the 112 street lights slated for elimination along the city's major traffic arteries. The city is looking to reduce the number of street lights, primarily on Broadway, Highland Avenue, Lincoln Street...

  • Not recycling now carries a fine for Cape Elizabeth residents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Put a tin can, a newspaper or a plastic grocery bag in the town trash hopper and you could face a hefty fine starting July 8. Under Solid Waste Ordinance changes adopted by the Town Council in June, violators of the new rules could be liable for fines between $200...

  • Bath Heritage Days headlines Mid-Coast's Independence Day events

    BATH — The Bath Heritage Days celebration leads the list of July 4 events in the Mid-Coast region. The popular festival begins July 2 and runs through July 5 and features a wide variety of attractions, including fireworks, a parade, amusement rides, music and special dining deals...

  • Scarborough pursues Higgins Beach property acquisition through the Trust for Public Land

    SCARBOROUGH — The town is working with a national land conservation nonprofit for the purchase of land to ensure parking at Higgins Beach and preserve a stretch of land along the Nonesuch River. Members of the Vasile family own the five properties, two of which are at 39 and 43 Oc...