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  • Bath Iron Works nets $57M in new contracts

    BATH — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Bath Iron Works two contracts totaling about $57 million, according to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. One $28.7 million contract funds fleet maintenance work. The other, for the same amount, funds engineering and design work on the Littora...

  • Loser of Brunswick inn naming rights becomes The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern

    BRUNSWICK — The Inn at Brunswick Station will soon become The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The change comes after a February ruling by a federal court that the original name was too similar to that of The Brunswick Inn, which is only a few hundred yards away. “I think it&...

  • Worshipers ready for first service in new South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of a Westbrook Street synagogue are realizing a nearly decade-old dream this week: Having a house of worship that is uniquely and distinctly their own. For the last 20 years, ...

  • Dragons at Dike Newell

    Students at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath act out the part of a dragon on April 28 as Jessica Holloway, director of The Ballet School/Maine Coastal Youth Ballet, asks them what a dragon might look like. Holloway brought a group of high-school-aged dancers to present selections from their upc...

  • Mourners remember South Portland shooting victim as probe continues

    SOUTH PORTLAND — While police continue to investigate, dozens of friends gathered April 24 to remember a 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the basement of his Willard Beach neighborhood home nearly two weeks ago. More than 50 people, including the victim's sister, paid thei...

  • Public speaks out against Scarborough school budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — About a hundred people crowded into Town Council Chambers for Wednesday night's budget hearing. During nearly two hours of public comment, 32 people addressed the Finance Committee's recommended cuts of more than $800,000 to the school budget. Of those who spoke, onl...

  • Minding the marsh

    Whatever the opposite of "buried treasure" is, it was probably picked up in Scarborough Marsh on Saturday, April 25. Camden McFadden led his mom, Cary, and sister Sawyer, as they cleaned up along Route 1, part of the fifth annual clean-up day for the marsh and local beaches. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • Cape panel reviews $2.6M in possible energy-saving projects, including new high school

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's Alternative Energy Committee began review Tuesday of a town-wide energy audit that recommends $2.6 million in possible renovations. The committee is scheduled to meet in a workshop with the Town Council May 14, when it plans to have a prioritized list o...

  • Art for all

    Cape Elizabeth's Pond Cove and Middle School halls were filled with students, parents and community members Wednesday for the third annual Arts Night. There were performances by middle school drummers, the Jazz Band and Pond Cove Arts Night Choir. Maine College of Art students and other visiting ar...

  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...