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  • Can new development rescue Brunswick plazas built for big-box stores?

    BRUNSWICK — When the Brunswick Naval Air Station shut down, thousands of consumers who supported businesses in the area disappeared.  At the same time, the country was in the throes of one of the worst economic recessions in history, crippling retailers and other businesses...

  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Henry Fest celebration rescheduled for Sept. 20

    YARMOUTH — Heavy rain put a damper on the annual Henry Fest this year, so the celebration of friendship, music and local food was rescheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 20. Families, individuals and residents are invited to attend the event from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Skyline Farm in N...

  • Cooper Wiring Devices in Brunswick to close, eliminating 76 jobs

    BRUNSWICK — The parent company of Cooper Wiring Devices confirmed Wednesday that it will close its Cressey Road plant within the next 12 months. A spokesman for Houston-based Cooper Industries said the shutdown is expected to result in the loss of 76 jobs.  Cooper Wiring De...

  • Cost of outfitting Brunswick meeting space doubles; People Plus move could be delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The cost for the town to finish meeting space at Maine Street Station will be double the original estimate, according to town staff. Town Manager Gary Brown last week advised the Town Council that the new meeting facility at 16 Station Ave. would require an additional $55,...

  • Questions precede Brunswick base agency vote on Oxford Aviation proposal

    BATH — Over the last 20 years, Oxford Aviation's pursuit of growth and public funding has benefited from the private company's political ties in Augusta.  But with a vote on the company's bid to expand at Brunswick Naval Air Station expected in about a month, it remains to be seen ... 2

  • South Portland School Board member dies unexpectedly

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School Board member Michael Eastman died Monday night at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The 69-year-old Eastman had been on life support at the hospital since he collapsed on Wednesday, Sept. 9, while working out at a local gym. He received medical treatment a...

  • Fire damages building in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — Fire and police officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out late this morning on a third-floor deck above Wharf Street in the Old Port, according to Police Department Lt Tony Ward. The deck is in the same building as Gritty McDuff's and is attached to of...

  • Jetport gets $9M federal grant for explosives detection system for checked baggage

    PORTLAND — The Portland International Jetport was awarded a $9.2 million federal grant for a new security system capable of scanning checked baggage for explosive materials.   The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a ranking member of the Senate ...

  • Water main break restricts traffic on Ocean Street in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are asking motorists to avoid Ocean Street between Broadway and Highland Avenue while Portland Water District crews repair a broken water main. The main at the Broadway-Highland Avenue intersection broke at about 1 a.m., police said in a press release Wednesda...