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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the woman would be identified when the investigation into what seemed to be an accidental fire concl...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Cape Elizabeth budget discussion attracts almost 100 residents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — About 90 residents attended a workshop Tuesday, Dec. 8, to offer suggestions and brainstorm ways to cope with the 2009-2010 school aid curtailment and further funding cuts expected for 2010-2011. The workshop was hosted by the town's seven-member Curtailment Committee, which ...

  • Brunswick council OKs borrowing $750K to help relocate agency displaced by downtown development

    BRUNSWICK — After expressing angst about the rising cost to a retrofit an 1854 building to accommodate a local retirement services provider, the Town Council Monday unanimously supported a $750,000 bond for the project. The money will help People Plus move from Noble Street to the to...

  • Topsham teachers receive more than $3,000 in grants

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 teachers have been awarded more than $3,000 in grants from the Trust for Our Future: MSAD 75 Education Fund. The nonprofit organization supports innovative projects and programs that enhance the public schools, and it has developed into a r...

  • Time expires for effort to hide wires on Harpswell's Cribstone Bridge

    HARPSWELL — The three-year restoration of the Cribstone Bridge appears to be right on schedule. But time may have run out for the group that hoped the revamped span between Orr's and Bailey Island would be devoid of visible utility wires. According to assistant Town Manager T...

  • Stanwood-Pleasant intersection among 3 sites eyed for Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — A busy intersection previously eyed for a fire station and then a Walgreens store is now being considered for a new police station. Councilor Joanne King, who chairs the town's police station search subcommittee, confirmed Tuesday that property at the southeast corner of t...

  • Yarmouth screening of 'The Way We Get By' postponed

    YARMOUTH — Due to the weather, the Yarmouth High School club Help Our Troops has postponed tonight's scheduled screening of "The Way We Get By" until Wednesday,  Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center. The film follows the lives of three Bangor residents...

  • Topsham selectman to turn over documents; calls colleague's request a 'fishing expedition'

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Sandra Consolini on Tuesday said she will fully comply with a request for documents sought by Selectman Jim Trusiani under Maine's Freedom of Access Act. But she also called his action a "fishing expedition" and said "it's sad that he went thro...

  • Student survey sheds light on Bath's outdoor illumination

    BATH — Cindy Cygan's Geographic Information System class is nearing the end of a two-year project for the city, gathering data about Bath's approximately 850 street lights. The Bath Regional Career and Technical Center teacher explained that the study is meant to determine if th...