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  • UPDATED: Missing Scarborough man found safe in South Portland

    SCARBOROUGH — An East Grand Avenue resident, missing since Tuesday night, was located Wednesday afternoon in South Portland, according to the department's Facebook page. Police said Michael Connors, 71, was safe. He had last been seen leaving his home around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday....

  • Brunswick carnival drops Smokey's Greater Shows

    BRUNSWICK — All Saints Parish will have a new amusement provider at this year's bazaar at St. John's School, ending its relationship with Smokey's Greater Shows. The new contractor, Amyland Amusements, is from Vermont. The parish moved the contract in January, according to Amy P...

  • Volunteers needed at Scarborough Marsh center

    SCARBOROUGH — Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to staff its Scarborough Marsh Nature Center on Pine Point Road. Spokeswoman Agata Ketterick said volunteers 14 and older are needed for a variety of tasks and projects, including staffing the store, assisting with canoe rent...

  • Brunswick forum examines links between business, climate

    BRUNSWICK — About 350 people gathered at Bowdoin College on June 12 to discuss two changing aspects of the state's identity: its climate and its economy. "This is an attempt to try to marry these two conversations that have been happening separately ... and make them one," said ...

  • Bath planners OK riverfront condo development at 'Coal Pocket'

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the development of five condominium buildings along the Kennebec River, on the vacant site of the historic "Coal Pocket" property. JHR Development – whose projects include Brunswick Station and the Mid Coast Medical Grou...

  • Freeport council OKs 4.3% municipal budget increase

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday adopted a municipal budget of $9.3 million for fiscal year 2016. Councilors approved a budget increase of more than $400,000, or 4.3 percent, which will require a tax increase of 1.62 percent, or 6 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Some...

  • Maine attorney general seeks role in Payson lawsuit against Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The Maine attorney general's office hopes to help convince the state's highest court to allow the heirs to a Foreside Road beach property to pursue their lawsuit against the town and Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust. The Payson property heirs recently appealed the

  • Freeport gets explanation, apology, but little satisfaction about highway clear-cutting

    FREEPORT — Maine Department of Transportation officials on Tuesday said highway safety is the reason for the recent clear-cutting of trees along Interstate 295.