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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Defense spending bill includes $1B for Bath Iron Works vessel

    BATH — The fiscal 2010 U.S. Department of Defense spending bill, which includes $1 billion for a destroyer expected to be worked on at Bath Iron Works, has been approved by the U.S. Senate. The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Tuesday announced passage of the $636.3...

  • Brunswick, Merrymeeting Audubon receive grant to protect chimney swifts

    BRUNSWICK — The new $28 million elementary school on McKeen Street could soon become the state's only protected roosting site for chimney swifts. The town and the Merrymeeting Audubon announced Wednesday that efforts to build a roosting tower for the migratory birds at the new school...

  • Bath celebrates fall with Autumnfest

    BATH — The City of Ships is making the most of fall on Saturday, Oct. 10, with its annual Autumnfest celebration. A key part of this event is the 11th annual Citizen Involvement Day, where awards will be presented for citizen of the year, youth of the year, a community project an...

  • Police need help identifying man suspected of cashing stolen checks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Area police departments are asking the public for help identifying a man believed to be cashing stolen checks. Police are looking a black man who is at least 6 feet tall and may be riding a white bicycle with fenders over the front and rear tires.  P...

  • National planning group says Bath’s Front Street is 'Great'

    BATH — Local officials this week said the American Planning Association's inclusion of Front Street as one of 10 "Great Streets of 2009" is a nod to an effort three decades in the making. The association's

  • Brunswick adds base redevelopment liaison, sets hearing on urban chickens

    BRUNSWICK — The town will soon hire someone to assist in communicating with the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The partially grant-funded position will run through December 2010, and perhaps longer if the town continues to receive financ...

  • Brunswick council reauthorizes smaller Bath Road TIF to help fund $2.15 million road project

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday cleared the way for long-awaited improvements to a half-mile stretch of Bath Road, a project estimated to cost $2.15 million. The project includes widening the stretch of road between Thomas Point Road and Old Bath Road. To make it happen, ...

  • Topsham selectmen to study 3-part Bay Park drainage solution

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen is looking into a three-part project geared toward mitigating groundwater drainage problems that have plagued the Bay Park neighborhood in recent years. Snowden Consulting Engineers presented the results of its engineering study during the Board o...