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  • Downtown Bath playground proposal goes to economic development panel

    BATH — A proposal for a playground and parking area at the vacant former YMCA property on Summer Street is going to the city's Economic Development Committee. The panel will determine to what degree the land can be developed, and how that might impact the plan as presented to the Cit...

  • Portland-based aviation camp turns kids into fliers

    PORTLAND — When Tim Lesiege took over two years ago as director of Portland's Maine ACE Camp, a week-long summer session for aspiring aviators, he was excited about the opportunity to teach kids about all aspects of the aeronautics industry. Lesiege, who every summer takes a wee...

  • Youth field day Aug. 15 at Scarborough Fish & Game

    SCARBOROUGH —Scarborough Fish & Game Association, at 70 Holmes Road, will host its annual Maine Youth Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The no-cost event is open to all Maine youth from ages 8 to 15, giving them a chance to participate in orienteering (map and c...

  • Scarborough nomination papers available

    SCARBOROUGH — For any Scarborough resident who intends to run for municipal office, nomination papers are available at the town clerk's office. Elections will be held for two, three-year Town Council seats, three, three-year Board of Education seats and two, three-year Sanitary Distri...

  • Reserved parking

    Despite foggy weather, the annual Lobster Boat Races in Harpswell last weekend brought out plenty of spectators, including some who watched from the comfort of a car.

  • Short-term pain worth it for long-awaited South Portland sound wall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Much has changed in the 50 years since Paul "Andy" Anderson and his wife, Geri, bought their Hall Street home. It was once so quiet the couple of 62 years couldn't sleep without the steady hum of traffic they had grown accustomed to on Park Avenue in Po...

  • Theater group preserves past, creates a future in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Wednesday afternoon, Christine Marshall was on a ladder, sanding away the last of seven layers of paint that hid the natural fir grains of support beams in the old Hutchins Elementary school.  Marshall, artistic director of Mad Horse Theatre company, is one of a half...

  • BIW's latest ship named for self-sacrificing Marine

    BATH — The christening of DDG 109 on Saturday reflected two emotional experiences: pride and joy from the family and friends of Cpl. Jason Dunham as the new ship was delivered by Bath Iron Works in his name, and sadness that the sacrifice for which the young man was being honored was one that ... 1

  • I-295 north in Topsham reopens

    TOPSHAM — A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 295 North from Topsham to Gardiner reopened on Monday afternoon, 20 days ahead of schedule following a major road rehabilitation project. The seven-week project, handled by Pike Industries for the Maine Department of Transportation, compr...

  • Vacant housing, school drawing Brunswick police attention to McKeen Street

    BRUNSWICK — The old high school on McKeen Street has long been the center of attention for residents and town officials, even as most of its classrooms were overtaken by neglect. But ever since the decision was made two years ago to demolish the building to make way for a new elem...