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  • Cape boys pile on the glee

    The Cape Elizabeth High School boys' basketball team mobs senior Ethan Murphy after his buzzer-beater gave the Capers their first Class B state title in 27 years, a 44-42 win over Medomak Valley in Portland. Sports, Page 11.

  • And 1, 2, 3, 4 ...

    Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark takes notes during the dance call last weekend when Maine State Music Theatre held local auditions at its Brunswick studio. More than 150 adults and children sang and danced in the hopes of being cast in one or more of the theatre's upcoming shows. New York City aud...

  • Herbie, Yarmouth's giant elm, determined to be 217 years old

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Forest Service says Herbie, the town's massive Elm tree, was 217 years old when it was cut down Jan. 19. Herbie's rings were counted by Peter Lammert of the Maine Forest Service. Lammert estimated upon first review that the tree was 212. On Jan. 29, the fore...

  • Frigid fundraisers in Bath

    The temperature on Front Street in downtown Bath was 9 degrees when 40 participants took off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in a run/walk to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and Haiti earthquake relief. Phil Coyne, left in orange, organized the event in less than a week with support from Per...

  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Testing offered for 2010 Census employment

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents interested in 2010 Census employment are encouraged to attend applicant testing by the U.S. Census Bureau at the Scarborough Public Library. To register for a testing session, call the bureau at 866-861-2010. The test takes a half hour and an application may b...

  • Scarborough legislators to hold office hours

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Peggy Pendleton and Sean Flaherty will hold office hours Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kitchen & Cork, 400 Expedition Drive. The hours are an informal way for constituents to voice their opinions and concerns with the two Democratic legis...

  • 'Same partners ... same business': Does Oxford Aviation taint effort to recast Brunswick base proposal?

    BRUNSWICK — Officials guiding the reuse of Brunswick Naval Air Station confirmed last week that Oxford Aviation will take a subsidiary role in plans to redevelop the base, leaving skeptics wondering if the new proposal is simply a coat of paint for the original plan. Last week, Steve...

  • Brunswick schools face $2.8M loss from state; staff cuts, larger classes loom

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Wednesday prepared for tough choices that could include larger classes and fewer teachers, thanks to worse-than-expected reductions in state subsidy projections released earlier this week. During the first workshop for the 2010-2011 budget, the board h... 1

  • South Portland enacts moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and accepted more than $310,000 in Homeland Security grants. The council also approved a plan to designate Officer Frank Stepnick as a computer crimes investigator for th...