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  • Bath Iron Works nets $620M from Navy for new ship

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded $620 million to Bath Iron Works for construction of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The award is a part of a multiyear procurement contract that runs from 2013-2017, according to an announcement from the offices of U.S. Sens. Susan ...

  • Falmouth officials believe TIF approval is imminent

    FALMOUTH — Town officials believe their application for a new tax increment financing district will be approved within the next few days. Theo Holtwijk, Falmouth's director of long range planning, said the town has received "very...

  • Testing the waters

    The Spruance, the 33rd Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer to be built by Bath Iron Works, gets in the water for the first time on Sunday, June 6, after being christened the day before. The ship is named for Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, who commanded the aircraft carrier battle group at the...

  • South Portland High School commencement

    Members of the South Portland High School Class of 2010 cheer their graduation at the end of commencement on Sunday, June 6, in the school gym. Weather forced the ceremonies inside for the first time since 1998.

  • Scarborough holds name-the-park contest

    SCARBOROUGH — The town is seeking the perfect name for its newest park, currently under construction at Pine Point Beach. The town is holding a name-the-park contest to solicit suggestions from the public. The Town Council will then choose the winning name. Entries can be subm...

  • Cape resident heads UMaine president search panel

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Resident Ellie Baker, a graduate of the University of Maine and University of Maine School of Law, will lead the search committee for the next president of the UMaine System. Earlier this year, UMaine President Robert Kennedy announced his intention to step down from...

  • Tour Bath's ‘Hidden Gardens’ on June 12

    BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation will hold its eighth annual Open Houses, Hidden Gardens Tour on Saturday, June 12. The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. self-guided tour will cover a dozen sites, including the historic Sewall Mansion and a carriage house remodeled into office space. Ticket...

  • Bath church offers Vacation Bible School

    BATH — The United Methodist Church at 340 Oak Grove Ave. will host a Vacation Bible School the week of July 19-23. This program is for children age 5 to 12 and runs each day from 9 a.m. to noon. It will feature games, crafts, stories, outdoor activities and snacks. Call t...

  • Downtown committee to hold work sessions

    BRUNSWICK — The committee overseeing a comprehensive vision document for the downtown area will hold a series of workshops beginning June 15. The work sessions are sponsored by the Project for Public Spaces, an international non-profit. The sessions will focus on several issues, incl...

  • 50 days and counting

    As rush-hour traffic goes by on Broadway, protesters gather at Mill Creek Park in South Portland on June 8 to protest offshore oil drilling and BP's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tuesday was the 50th day of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.