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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Crossing flags available in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Crossing Maine Street should now be a bit safer. Bright, yellow flags are being placed at key intersections along the four-lane downtown street to boost safety by making pedestrians more conspicuous. The flags are available for people to carry from one side of the str...

  • Brunswick book sale

    Adison Smith, 2, reaches for her quick portrait, done by Brunswick author and artist Charlotte Agell at the Curtis Memorial Library children's book sale last weekend.

  • Police charge teenager with arson at Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — Police on Wednesday arrested a 14-year-old Morse High School student on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at the school. At 12:11 p.m. that day the Fire Department responded to a fire in a first-floor boys bathroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which was sprea...

  • Scarborough council asked to revisit land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point Residents Association member wasted no time on Wednesday asking the new Scarborough Town Council to walk away from the council decision last summer to swap land with a local motel. During public comments, after the swearing in of returning Councilor Carol Ra... 3

  • South Portland councilors fired up about wood-to-energy power plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A trip to Vermont by two city councilors seems to have swayed their support for a wood-fueled power plant near Rigby Yard. Councilors Maxine Beecher and Jim Hughes traveled to Middlebury, Vt., on Nov. 17 with Assistant City Manager Erik Carson and representatives from...

  • Independents' day: New organization promotes local businesses in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — What takes less time, is more convenient, supports local businesses and keeps more dollars in town? Shopping locally. And now there is a nonprofit organization that helps independent business owners  in Scarborough and will soon benefit residents and loc...

  • South Portland approves $50K loan for disabled housing project, wants more info on steel company bailout

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 loan to a nonprofit group building a group home in Knightville for disabled adults. But the council did not vote on a $50,000 bailout of a local steel company hit hard by the recession.   ...

  • South Portland School Board appointment raises questions about oversight, superintendent's role

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night unanimously, and without discussion, appointed Jerald McQueeney to represent District 3 on the School Board. The 42-year-old Clifford Street resident will serve on the board until the next general election on Nov. 2, 2010. McQueeney, ...