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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Drinking water concerns prompt Harpswell to seek additional road salt tracking

    HARPSWELL — Over the past eight winters, road-clearing crews have dropped an average of 11,200 tons of salt on Harpswell roads. That's about 1,400 tons each year. That's a lot of salt. Town officials worry it might be too much for Harpswell, especially since most residents ...

  • 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...