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  • Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

    TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joint effort between School Administrative District 75 and the Topsham Public Library,...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • Sewall hopes Bath business can 'move on' after bankruptcy auctions

    PORTLAND — The former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. was the top bidder in an auction for assets of the Bath fuel company last week. Edward “Ned” Sewall III, president of M.W. Sewall from 1995 to 2007, offered about $4.7 million on April 6 for the home heating oil ope...

  • DECD employee left job owing $5K on credit cards

    Editor's note: This report by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a follow-up to a story published March 31. AUGUSTA — James &ldq... 1

  • Scarborough man dies when car hits moose in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A Scarborough man was killed April 3 when the car he was riding in hit a moose on Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. A second car also struck the moose and turned over, coming to rest in the road. The crashes took place about 8 p.m., causing police...

  • Event to discuss post-BNAS transition

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Military & Community Network is organizing a discussion about services available for armed forces members and their families when Brunswick Naval Air Station closes next year. “What Will I Do for Support When the Naval Base Closes? A Discussion of R...

  • Topsham law firm to offer free advice on health care

    TOPSHAM — The McTeague Higbee law firm will provide free assistance to people completing advance health-care directives at its office at 4 Union Park on Friday, April 16, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. People can walk in any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and ass...

  • Main Street Bath seeks yard sale participants

    BATH — Residents and non-profit organizations are encouraged to sign up to hold yard sales during Main Street Bath’s Mayfair event on Saturday, May 1. For a $15 fee yard-sale holders will be listed on Mayfair flyers and the

  • Cape class to host Democratic candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students from the high school advanced placement government class will host a debate for Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday, April 14. The class held a similar debate with Republican candidates last month. Candidates scheduled to participate in...

  • Spring break in Brunswick

    Bowdoin College junior Eileen Palmer studies on the college quad April 4 in Brunswick, where dozens of students took advantage of record warmth to enjoy being outside on Easter Sunday.