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  • Topsham Fair returns for 161st installment

    TOPSHAM — The 161st Topsham Fair opens Tuesday, Aug. 4. Admission for the event, which opens at 8 a.m. daily and runs through Sunday, Aug. 9, is $10 every day but Friday and Saturday, when the fee is $12. Rides are included in the cost, and children under 3 feet tall get in for free ...

  • Freeport bag ban may not make November ballot

    FREEPORT — The Ordinance Committee on Tuesday discussed sending proposed restrictions on single-use shopping bags to a voter referendum. The committee didn't make any decisions at the July 28 meeting, and didn't send any recommendations to the Town Council. Members said they want mor...

  • RSU 1 staff breaks ground for new Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Regional School Unit 1 staff plunged shovels into the earth Tuesday morning to commemorate the demolition of most of the existing Woolwich Central School and construction of a new one. The new Nequasset Road facility, which should be complete by May 2012 and open for ...

  • Earmark could send $425k to SMCC's Brunswick campus

    BRUNSWICK — An earmark within a congressional bill funding health and education could provide $425,000 in start-up funding for the Southern Maine Community College's campus at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposed earmark, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D...

  • Mother, daughter raise kidney awareness from Falmouth, Maine, to Falmouth, Mass.

    FALMOUTH — You would never know from looking at 19-year-old Ben Jones, a 6-foot-3-inch college sophomore, that he was diagnosed with chronic renal disease as an infant and has lived with one kidney since he was 18 months old. More than 15 surgeries later, a transplant is in Ben's im... 1

  • Reeling them in

    Ella Metivier, 4, and her little brother, Evan, 2, of Falmouth, practice surf casting during the Kids' Fish & Fun Fest benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portland on Saturday, July 31, at East End Beach. The event was held in conjunction with the Casco Bay Anglers Club Striper Hunt Tournament.

  • Court orders Bath Planning Board to reconsider business park approval

    BATH — A judge last Friday ordered the Planning Board to take another look at its April approval of the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton’s ruling came in a lawsuit, filed by Robert and Wendy Johansen in May in Sagadahoc County Superior Cour...

  • Southern Maine families welcome Fresh Air Fund kids with open arms

    YARMOUTH — Caudell Walker has had many new experiences since coming to Maine a week ago. He has tried lobster, hiked a mountain, been boating on a lake, gone swimming in the ocean and played Wiffle Ball. "I've had a lot of firsts," he said. "When I'm here I like to relax, play...

  • Festival of Nations

    Two friends share a moment photographing the flags of the world during the eighth annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, July 31, at Deering Oaks in Portland. The event celebrates Maine's ethnic diversity and promotes cultural understanding and unity.

  • Portland council creates more parking for motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city is adding more free on-street parking for mopeds and motorcycles. Last year, 31 spots were created on the peninsula specifically for two-wheeled motorized vehicles. The spaces were added in no-parking areas and spots that were too small for cars to park. Ci...