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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Feds issue first report on June 13 plane crash that killed South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on Tuesday about the events leading up to a June 13 plane crash that ...

  • Denning dedication

    Jordan Denning, brother of the late Hanley Denning, founder of Safe Passage, places a small stone inscribed with Hanley's name on it on a new memorial bench at Yarmouth High School on June 18. Friends and relatives of Hanley Denning helped dedicate the memorial and shared stories of her courage, com...

  • Commercial Street work could start next month in Bath

    BATH — Improvements to Commercial Street could begin by mid or late July, after the City Council and Maine Department of Transportation have approved a contractor to conduct the work, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. He said three contractor bids were opened Wednesday morni...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers hope Congress backs no-cost transfers

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. House of Representatives this week was expected to hear a bill sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, that could help speed redevelopment of Brunswick Naval ...

  • Update: Bath library searching for new director, Goodwin named interim leader

    BATH — Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips has resigned, effective Aug. 21. The library announced on Friday that Peter Goodwin, manager of the facility's Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room, has been appointed interim director as of July 13. The library board ...

  • Baldacci reassures Brunswick councilors, Bowdoin College about Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci last week reassured officials from Brunswick, Freeport and Bowdoin College about his commitment to the Amtrak Downeaster and the proposed extension of the passenger service. The meeting with Baldacci was sparked by concerns that the governor's suppo... 2

  • Farm assist: Doctor brings different specialty to Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Trained as a pharmacist and a physician, Dr. Rodney Voisine spends much of his time as medical director of the operating room at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and as co-founder of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness in Portland. During time of... 2

  • Despite referendum, residents continue lawsuit to block Cumberland credit union

    CUMBERLAND — Despite a landslide referendum vote approving a contract zone for a credit union on Main Street, residents Andrew Baca and Melissa Gattine are continuing their lawsuit to reverse the contract zone. Baca and Gattine own a home directly abutting the property, which was the...