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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Former Falmouth town manager up for Lewiston post

    LEWISTON — Former Falmouth Town Manager John D. "Doug" Harris, Gardiner City Manager Jeffrey Kobrock and interim City Administrator Phil Nadeau are the top three contenders for the city administrator's job in Maine's second largest city. City councilors and members of a city hiring ... 3

  • Falmouth schools offer H1N1 shots on Thursday

    FALMOUTH — H1N1 vaccine will be offered free to all Falmouth school students at a clinic this week. According to Falmouth High School nurse Lois Myers, the clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4-7:30 p.m. in the community gymnasium at the high school. To minimize crowds,...

  • South Portland family offers reward for return of pilfered pumpkins

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Colchester Drive family is offering a $100 reward for the return of two giant, home-grown pumpkins. Linda Stocks said a 70-pound pumpkin was stolen from their porch sometime last week, and a 90-pound pumpkin was stolen at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 29. ...

  • Brain injury survivor to share her story

    SCARBOROUGH — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne, author of "Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury," will discuss her book at the Scarborough Public Library at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. Chronicling Chadbourne's two-decade recovery from the brain injury she suffer...

  • On the New Meadows in Bath

    Paul Lambert examines his quahog catch on the New Meadows River earlier this week in Bath

  • Bath marks climate action day

    People concerned about climate change turned out on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Waterfront Park in Bath to ask how high the Kennebec River will rise as temperatures go up. The event was part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action; scientists say 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is the s...

  • Marsh supporters host annual auction, dinner

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of Scarborough Marsh invites the public to attend its annual auction and dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on Black Point Road. Featuring a buffet prepared by Express Events, a cash bar, silent and live auctions and cre...

  • Brunswick library to hold children's book sale

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends is hosting the 4th annual Children's Book Sale at Curtis Memorial Library on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The sale features books for children between preschool and middle school ages, and includes tapes and DVDs. All items are priced between 50 cent...