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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Scarborough resident honored by regional chamber of commerce

    SCARBOROUGH — A man familiar in Scarborough for his volunteer work was recently honored for his service by the Portland Regional Chamber. The organization presented lifelong resident  Art Dillon with its 2009 Volunteer of the Year award at the chamber's 155th annual meeting.

  • Falmouth library exhibit communicates emotions through art

    FALMOUTH — Artist Judy O'Donnell speaks volumes through her artwork. Articulating emotions and beliefs through her use of color, texture and composition, she brings her thoughts to life in the collages, paintings and sculptures that are born from a concept, but created through exp...

  • Scavenger hunt gives students shot at iPod

    FALMOUTH — One lucky Falmouth student will win an iPod Nano and many students will be reminded that using buses saves fuel and reduces carbon emissions during a Bus Bonanza Scavenger Hunt this month. Sponsored by the town's Adhoc Mass Transit Committee, the contest is open to Falmouth...

  • State police: Knightville fire was arson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A fire in an Ocean Street apartment on Sept. 28 was the result of arson, state investigators said. Maine Public Safety Department Spokesman Stephen McCausland said the fire at 81 Ocean St. occurred when someone set clothes on fire on top of a kitchen stove. Polic...

  • Soldier killed in Afghanistan attended Southern Maine Community College

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A soldier killed in Afghanistan last weekend is not from South Portland, as was widely reported.  Army Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk was one of eight soldiers killed when a remote base in a mountainous valley came under attack on Saturday, Oct. 3. Kirk's last ...

  • Defense spending bill includes $1B for Bath Iron Works vessel

    BATH — The fiscal 2010 U.S. Department of Defense spending bill, which includes $1 billion for a destroyer expected to be worked on at Bath Iron Works, has been approved by the U.S. Senate. The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Tuesday announced passage of the $636.3...

  • Brunswick, Merrymeeting Audubon receive grant to protect chimney swifts

    BRUNSWICK — The new $28 million elementary school on McKeen Street could soon become the state's only protected roosting site for chimney swifts. The town and the Merrymeeting Audubon announced Wednesday that efforts to build a roosting tower for the migratory birds at the new school...

  • Bath celebrates fall with Autumnfest

    BATH — The City of Ships is making the most of fall on Saturday, Oct. 10, with its annual Autumnfest celebration. A key part of this event is the 11th annual Citizen Involvement Day, where awards will be presented for citizen of the year, youth of the year, a community project an...