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  • Portland fire victim's family faces obstacles beyond finances

    PORTLAND — Ashley Summers wears her husband's identification badge from his job at Boston Financial. "I feel like I have him right with me,” she said Dec. 23 as she talked about a new fundraising website to assist her family after the death of Steven Summers on Nov. 4. S...

  • North Yarmouth development study results delayed

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A Portland architectural firm is now expected to deliver a final facilities study report to the Board of Selectmen no earlier than mid-January, Chairman Steve Palmer said last week. The $18,000 study involves three development options on the town's horizon. A ...

  • Bath Planning Board approves expansion of BIW Ultra Hall

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved two Bath Iron Works proposals, including expansion of its Ultra Hall facility. The shipyard received site plan approval for the project, which will add a third bay to the south side of the Washington Street building. That appr...

  • Residents raise money to rescue Bailey Island post office

    HARPSWELL — When word spread that the Bailey Island post office might close, the biggest concern among the 300-plus islanders who rallied to keep it open wasn't the loss of convenience. It was the loss of identity and community. Now, thanks to an effort led by two former posta...

  • Aviation firm eyeing Brunswick base seeks judgment against Oxford County

    PARIS — An aircraft painting and refurbishing company negotiating a lease with the redevelopment agency of Brunswick Naval Air Station has asked a court to find that its current landlord, Oxford County, has breached a contract with the business. Oxford Aviation, which has a facility ...

  • Topsham Police officers begin carrying Taser stun-guns

    TOPSHAM – Following the completion of training last week, the Topsham Police Department has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies that use Taser stun guns. Officers began carrying the units last weekend, according to Lt. Christopher Lewis, who is a certified Taser instructo...

  • Vote on closing of Harpswell school set for March Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Harpswell voters will decide at Town Meeting in March whether to close the West Harpswell School. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted unanimously Dec. 10 to schedule the referendum after the Maine Department of Education approved the board's ...

  • 5th annual Yule Market to be held Dec. 18

    CUMBERLAND — The fifth annual Yule Market will be held at Skillin’s Greenhouses, 210 Gray Road (Route 100) in West Cumberland, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The event, sponsored by the Cumberland Farmers Market Association, will include holiday foods, crafts, last-minute ...

  • METRO, South Portland City Bus offer free rides

    PORTLAND — The Greater Portland Transit District's METRO bus service and South Portland City Bus will offer free service on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. They would also like to remind riders there will be no service on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 and limited ser...

  • Freeport, soccer club take 1st step toward indoor/outdoor field project

    FREEPORT — The Town Council and Seacoast United Soccer Club agreed Tuesday night to determine the feasibility of an indoor soccer arena and outdoor turf field on the back portion of the Pownal Road field. The town and youth soccer club will share the cost of the investigation, not to exc...