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  • Brunswick dog day-care business has tails wagging

    BRUNSWICK — When she opened Blue Dog Day Care in November, Meghan Osborne suspected business would be good, but she didn't expect to have a full house every day. "I don't know if I thought we were going to reach the limit in the first two months," Osborne said, in an interview at the...

  • Harpswell town planner heading to Topsham

    HARPSWELL — Carol Eyerman, who has led the town's Planning Department for seven years, is leaving, but she isn't going far.  Eyerman, who was hired as Harpswell's town planner in 2007, has accepted a position as assistant town planner in Topsham. She expects to start in ear...

  • South Portland enacts moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and accepted more than $310,000 in Homeland Security grants. The council also approved a plan to designate Officer Frank Stepnick as a computer crimes investigator for th...

  • Freeport students, school staff simulate hiking Appalachian Trail

    FREEPORT — Students at the Mast Landing Middle School are getting outdoors this winter, hiking the equivalent of the Appalachian Trail. As they record the time they spend doing winter activities – sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking – the...

  • Tides of change: Energy firm unwraps first-of-its-kind turbines in Bath

    BATH — What was billed as the first all-composite hydrokinetic turbine built in the U.S. was unveiled last week. Christopher Sauer, chief executive officer of Ocean Renewable Power Co., presented the...

  • SAD 75 board sets public hearing on Harpswell school closure

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 directors scheduled a Feb. 25 public hearing on the West Harpswell School closure referendum.The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Harpswell Islands School. The referendum is March 9.While the School Board voted to close the ...

  • Brunswick council OKs train station lease with downtown business group

    BRUNSWICK — Just days after learning that rail lines in Brunswick could become a direct link to Portland, Boston and points south, the Town Council on Monday voted unanimously to turn over management of a new welcome center and train station to the Brunswick Downtown Association. The...

  • Former Yarmouth Rep. Woodbury seeks Senate seat held by Falmouth's Davis

    YARMOUTH — Former state Rep. Richard Woodbury announced his candidacy Tuesday for the state Senate in District 11. Woodbury, an independent, served in the House from 2002-2008. His senate candidacy sets up a potential three-way race in November against Sen. Jerry Davis, R-Falmou...

  • Falmouth sports boosters see threat in pay-to-play proposal

    FALMOUTH — No one at a Feb. 1 School Board workshop argued against the importance of providing more equitable funding for high school and middle school sports. Some sports are fully funded by the School Department, while others are only partially funded or not funded at all. B...

  • RSU 5 board eyes hiring outside bus company

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is considering cost-cutting measures that would replace district-owned buses and drivers with a hired transportation company. The transportation budget is currently $1.06 million. A transportation analysis presented at the RSU 5 board mee...