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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Collins in Freeport

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins speaks to students at Freeport Middle School on Nov. 12, where she described her typical day and answered questions from the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Freeport Food Pantry volunteer from Yarmouth receives annual Carol Kaplan Award

    FREEPORT — Fran Stevens, a Yarmouth woman described a tireless volunteer, a wonderful person and the driving force of the local food pantry, received the Carol Kaplan Award for her contribution to Freeport Community Services. "I take great pride in working at the pantry," Stevens ...

  • Singapore teachers swap tech tips in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A dozen teachers and administrators from Singapore's Maris Stella High School visited Mt. Ararat High School on Tuesday to talk about topics like laptop computers and collaborative learning. While Mt. Ararat students have had their own laptop computers since September, ... 1

  • Residents share ideas, vision for Falmouth Shopping Center

    FALMOUTH — A small crowd attended Saturday's charette at Plummer-Motz School to give input and learn more about the possibilities for redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and surrounding property. A large majority of the approximately 65 people in attendance...

  • Brunswick man tapped to lead renewable energy initiative at BNAS; Trafton replaces Richardson on MRRA

    BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick man has been hired to lead a renewable energy initiative at the to-be-redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, announced the hiring of Thomas Brubaker at Tuesday's meeting of ...

  • Brunswick Town Council meetings become showcase for local art

    BRUNSWICK — The town's new meeting space at Maine Street Station sports some fancy furniture, but people may find that the greatest aesthetic improvement is hanging on the walls. In the spring, the Town Council authorized a collaborative program with a local art group that will turn the spac...

  • Supper, auction to raise money for student trip

    PORTLAND — Students from Deering High School's Spanish Club are holding a spaghetti supper and silent auction on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Temple Beth El, 400 Deering St., to raise money for a service learning trip to Ecuador. Twelve students will spend their April vacation volunteering...

  • Report: Cumberland needs more families, affordable housing

    CUMBERLAND — A financial impact analysis produced for the town suggests Cumberland grow its families with school-age children and increase affordable housing, among other recommendations. The Cumberland Town Council heard details of the document – produced by Planning Decisio...