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  • 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...

  • Worth the wait

    Three-year-old Andrew Quimby's face says it all as he anticipates, receives and devours a brownie-and-whipped cream creation June 26 at the South Freeport Church Strawberry Festival. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Strongman competition weighs in for Bath Heritage Days

    BATH — It's truly a sight to behold. With a power belt strapped around his waist and powder on his hands, Ryan Martin reached down to grip a barbell. Channeling every ounce of strength and defying the pull of gravity, he tightened his knuckles while glaring straight ahead, and l...

  • Bath will borrow money for Customs House improvements

    BATH — One of the city's most revered buildings may be one of its most porous, too. So the City Council last week decided to borrow $250,000 for improvements to the Customs House on Front Street, which the city will repay over several years with money from its capital budget.