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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Bath Iron Works scores $1B for destroyer in defense bill

    BATH — Both houses of Congress have approved the final Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal 2010, which includes $1 billion for a destroyer expected to be worked on at Bath Iron Works. The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced passage on Oct. 22 of the bill, whic...

  • Bowdoin College opens Maine St. Station store

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College's new book and gift store at Maine Street Station opens Friday, Oct. 30 – just in time for Parents Weekend. The College Store, at the corner of Maine Street and Station Avenue, will be the first retail business to open at Maine Street Station, a $23....

  • Scarborough Planning Board to consider Pine Point motel's design for parking lot on swapped land

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board on Monday will take up a Pine Point motel's request for site plan approval for a reconfigured parking lot at the center of a controversial land swap with the town. After several months of debate, the Town Council in July approved the land exchange,...

  • Scarborough residents embrace early voting

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents who have cast their ballots in the past few days are praising the state's Early Voting Pilot Program. Scarborough is one of nine communities selected by the state to participate in the program that began Monday, Oct. 26, and will run through next Monday, No...

  • Cape Elizabeth candidates disagree on need for campaign signs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In recent elections, Town Council and School Board candidates have informally agreed to not display campaign signs. But this year no agreement was reached. Some candidates felt strongly that signs would be helpful to their campaign, a few did not put any signs o...

  • South Portland disputes TABOR proponents' ethics complaint over property tax mailing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices on Nov. 19 will consider a request to investigate whether the city broke the law when it sent a mailing to 9,300 homeowners expressing opposition to two statewide ballot questions. The mailing, incl...

  • Pivotal time for South Portland housing for disabled adults

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two months ago, Anna Bulger could go to the bowling alley, rent a pair of shoes, play a few strings, socialize with friends and pay the cashier without too much of a problem. But since Anna turned 21 on June 30 and became a legal adult, her mother said the social ski... 2

  • Trustee imposed on M.W. Sewall & Co.; Bath business files reorganization plan

    PORTLAND — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Tuesday ordered appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee to run M.W. Sewall & Co., the Bath fuel company that filed for bankruptcy protection in March. Meanwhile, the family owned company has filed a plan of reorganization which, if appr...