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  • 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...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Manager's contract, train station management on tap for Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — After spending most of August in executive session to discuss the hiring of a new chief executive, the Town Council on Sept. 8 is expected to finalize a permanent employment contract with acting Town Manager Gary Brown. The ratification of Brown's contract comes after ... 2

  • 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...