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  • North Yarmouth special election to be held Sept. 21

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A special election to fill Clark Whittier's recently vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen will be held Sept. 21. Nomination papers, available at the office of Town Clerk Debbie Grover, are due back Aug. 6. Whittier in April

  • Longtime band director brings music home to North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nina Oatley Walsh won't have to travel far to reach her next gig. As the director for 18 years of what it now the Maine POPS Concert Band, Walsh is bringing her group to her hometown on Sunday, July 12. The Village Green concert starts at 5 p.m. and is schedul...

  • Garden club seeks entries for Green Thumb Award

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Garden Club is seeking nominations for local flower gardens worthy of admiration in its annual Green Thumb Contest. Gardens must be in town and must be maintained by the homeowner. Vegetable gardens are not eligible. The winners of the Green Thumb...

  • Audubon needs volunteers to find invasive plants

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is seeking volunteers to help search for invasive plants, called phragmites australis, in the marsh. The center will hold a training session on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the survey of the marsh will be held on July 18 from 10...

  • Scarborough bucket brigade

    Sophie Hunsberger, a visitor from Vermont, helps keep her grandfather, Bob Merrill, cool at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Wednesday, July 7, as heat and humidity continued to bake southern Maine.

  • State to begin Buttermilk Cove Bridge work in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Maine Department of Transportation crews will begin repair work on the Buttermilk Cove Bridge on July 19. The bridge carries Prince’s Point Road traffic over a narrow section of Buttermilk Cove.    Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the...

  • Bath celebrates its heritage

    Antique autos are a popular attraction with the crowds lining the Bath Heritage Days parade route on July 3.

  • BIW aids student boat-builders

    An effort by Morse High School students this summer to built a replica of a 17th century shallop received a boost Wednesday when Bath Iron Works donated a variety of safety supplies. Science teacher Eric Varney and shipwright William West will work with 14 students to build the tow and sailing ve...

  • South Portland creates loan fund for small businesses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday created a new program designed to strengthen local businesses. The program makes bridge loans available to business start-ups and expansion projects. The revolving loan fund will be capitalized with $300,000 in tax increment finan...

  • Workshop hopes to kill lawn chemicals in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes, it takes a personal struggle to compel someone to work for the greater good. That's exactly what inspired Cumberland resident Paul Tukey, best known as a professional landscaper, to pu...