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  • The business and beauty of books: Cape Elizabeth couple thrive with Pine Tree Books

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If books are treasures, as Peggy and Ogden Williams say, their home just off Shore Road is a gold mine. Centuries-old books on medicine, history, travel and religion overflow shelves in the living room, office and a built-in shelf at the top of the stairs. Walkin...

  • Tools of a trying trade: Bath firefighters learn essential skills under pressure

    BATH — Area firefighters had the opportunity on a recent Saturday morning to suit up in about 50 pounds of gear, grab hoses and head into a burning building – with more than the usual amount of confidence.

  • Heart-health ride

    The eighth annual Women's Ride for Health was held in Freeport on May 31, with five-, 10- or 25-mile rides for participants. More than 300 riders took part in the event, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Once lost, Brunswick student finds her way to graduation

    BRUNSWICK — Part way through her junior year in high school, Nicole LaChance found herself mired in a place from which some kids never escape. LaChance was fed up with school, the drama, the snickering every time she raised her hand to ask a question.  Worse, LaChanc...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 67 workers by June 15

    BATH — Bath Iron Works President Jeff Geiger announced Monday that the shipyard would implement a series of temporary layoffs in multiple trades through the summer and fall due to a workload gap. Geiger said he cannot accurately predict the exact size and duration of the layoffs....

  • Brunswick base redevelopers contemplate capital campaign for marketing

    BRUNSWICK — As early as next summer, the redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station could become landlords of parts of the 3,200-acre facility. The transfer of property will be an important step in the base's planned transition to the economic hub the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authorit...

  • Brunswick council postpones decision on train station lease

    BRUNSWICK — Citing a desire for public feedback, the Town Council on Monday postponed a decision that could make the town the master tenant of the train station and welcome center at the $23.5 million Maine Street Station project. Despite pushing the decision to its June 15 meetin...

  • Brunswick council juices grant application for power upgrade

    BRUNSWICK — In a decision that will likely disappoint some neighbors of a planned mixed-use development along Old Portland Road, the Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to authorize a grant application that could upgrade power capacity to the site. The $50,000 Community Development ...