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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...

  • Out on the town

    Iszi Mickunas, in sunglasses and tiara, and friends Morgan Quigg, left, Elise Martin, Diana McLeod Abbie Hinchman and Tess Hinchman, all 12, celebrated Iszi's 13th birthday in downtown Bath on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, by dressing up as Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Iszi's parents, ...

  • Clarification

    A profile of Brunswick Town Council candidate Joanne King last week should have said King is in favor of a new police station. The town's Capital Improvement Program has allocated $6.65 million for the project. However, that figure is an estimate, and not one King would necessarily support.

  • Congressional compromise allows no-cost property transfers at Brunswick base

    BRUNSWICK — The state's congressional delegation has managed to strike a language compromise in the Defense Authorization bill that the redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station say will speed property transfers at the base and soften the region's recovery from its shutdown. Th...

  • Scarborough group seeks a good new home for an old barn

    SCARBOROUGH — With its square shape, hip roof and cupola, it's not the typical New England barn. Reminiscent of an old schoolhouse, the post-and-beam structure sitting precariously on a field-stone foundation has been a part of Broadturn Farm for many years. But this y...

  • South Portland library to reconsider holiday policy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With library employees fully unionized and working under a signed contract with the city, the library director and advisory board are again poised to discuss the sensitive topic of holiday hours at the Main Library on Broadway. That effort, however, could stoke a...

  • Cape schools freeze spending to prepare for more state cuts

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a way to prepare for potential school subsidy cuts by the state, the School Department will once again freeze spending. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins said he expects a cut close to the $421,000 curtailment Cape Elizabeth experienced last year, and possibly more....

  • Shrinking Crescent? Beach lease in Cape Elizabeth expires in 6 months

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When residents and tourists return to Crescent Beach State Park next spring, they could find a considerably smaller beach to enjoy. One-hundred acres smaller.

  • Cape council to discuss town center pedestrian improvements

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Center Pedestrian Safety Committee is expected to recommend solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals and other traffic improvements at the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The group, made up of Town Councilor Sara Lennon, School Board member Mary Townsen...