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  • Portland man injured in Brunswick I-295 crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Portland man was seriously injured Thursday morning after losing control of his car on the exit 28 ramp from Interstate 295, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release. Christopher Doran, 35, suffered head injuries and was taken...

  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Cumberland Fire Department to host breakfast for toy drive

    CUMBERLAND — A pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, to raise money for the Cumberland Fire Department's Firefighters for Kids holiday toy drive program. The breakfast will run from 7-10 a.m. at Greely Middle School. Money from the breakfast will be used ...

  • Toy safety report released with interactive phone application

    YARMOUTH — Parents with small children can hopefully feel a little more safe this holiday season with toy safety regulations tightened and an application for hazardous toys created for mobile phones. The 24th version of the annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, was relea...

  • Maine Clammers Association to help families in need

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association is sponsoring a Santa Fund drive to raise money for families in need during the holiday season. Chad Coffin, MCA president, said last year the group started a pilot program in the Brunswick area to help families with financial difficulties to provide...

  • Freeport bell ringers strike again, close to home

    FREEPORT — The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers have traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Iceland, South America and Europe. Now local residents will have an opportunity to see them perform at the First Parish Congregational Church at 40 Main St. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The grou...

  • Big box or small, new campaign wants shoppers to 'Buy Brunswick'

    BRUNSWICK — A local business group is kicking off a new campaign to encourage consumers to support independent shops and restaurants. The non-profit Brunswick Downtown Association hopes to launch its "Buy Brunswick" program in January as part of a larger "Keep Brun...

  • Bath woman wins $60K in injury lawsuit against bank

    BATH — Nearly four years after being injured in a fall outside a downtown bank, June Hallowell of Bath was awarded $60,000 by a Sagadahoc County Superior Court jury Nov. 19. The 80-year-old woman's award money was for medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the fall,... 2

  • Bath Planning Board continues Plant Home zoning talks to Dec. 15

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday opted to continue its discussions on creation of a Plant Home Zone to a Tuesday, Dec. 15, meeting. By that time, City Planner Jim Upham said he expects to have provided the board with information about design standards for the zone.

  • State awards alternative energy grants to Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland

    FALMOUTH — Renewable energy projects will soon begin in Falmouth, Freeport and Cumberland, thanks to grants announced Tuesday to municipalities and school systems for demonstration programs. Efficiency Maine, a program of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, awarded about $477,000 to 11 o...