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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...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers get $200K to study renewable energy center

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a $200,000 grant to the Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopment agency to help fund a feasibility study for a renewable energy park. The energy park has been discussed by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and includ...

  • Brunswick legislator's opinion column shares lobbying-group roots

    BRUNSWICK — A national lobbying group is the source of similar passages in a pair of opinion pieces about national security and energy production written by two different authors, one in Maine and the other Florida, though neither cited the source. An anonymous e-mail provided li... 2

  • Derr won't seek re-election to Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Michelle Derr, whose first three-year term on the Board of Selectmen expires this year, said on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election. "It has been a genuine privilege to work for Topsham's taxpayers and neighborhoods, and that has been my goal for the entire ...

  • Bath native to bike 400 miles for cancer fundraiser

    BATH — As he bicycles this weekend from Dover-Foxcroft to Kittery, Jonathan Kelley will be thinking about the father he lost to cancer five years ago, and about his uncle, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in July. Kelley and four friends are cycling the more than 400-mil...

  • Scarborough planners, Marden's put store redesign, permit process on fast track

    SCARBOROUGH — Marden's Surplus & Salvage will accelerate a redesign process for the vacant Wal-Mart building on Payne Road, hoping to convince the Planning Board to give site plan approval at its next meeting so the Maine retailer can open in October. Planning Board members, in re...

  • Mid-Coast schools prepare for fight against flu

    BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital and Parkview Adventist Medical Center will be storing the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine for schools in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and Harpswell, Sagadahoc Emergency Management Agency Director Misty Green said last week. Meanwhile, Gov. John Baldacci ...

  • New meeting format for Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. will be the first with a new format combining workshop items, regular business and public hearings at each meeting. The first portion of the meeting will include a public comment period, followed by regular business and wor...

  • Falmouth approves Woodville Road mansion for University of Maine functions

    FALMOUTH — A 15,000-square-foot mansion on Woodville Road that has been unused for years may soon be open for University of Maine functions. The lavish home and five acres of land that at one time belonged to Shaw's Supermarkets heiress Mary Alice Davis, now of Phoenix, Ariz., was...