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  • After delay, former Brunswick Rec Center comes down

    BRUNSWICK — Demolition of the former Town Office and Recreation Center on Federal Street is back on track after work was delayed by the discovery of hazardous materials. Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation, bought the two buildings this year i...

  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • Back-seat drivers get their day at Topsham Fair

    TOPSHAM — You may loathe backseat drivers, but they come in quite handy at the Topsham Fair, where the Back Seat Drivers Contest was among the events that returned to the fair in its 155th year. Participants had to drive a golf cart around a course as fast as they could, running ove...

  • Topsham police get OK to use Tasers

    TOPSHAM — The holsters of Topsham Police Department officers will soon be equipped with Tasers. The department is purchasing three Tasers and will be reimbursed by a nearly $4,200 grant from the Maine Department of Public Safety. The money, which comes through the A...

  • Options for former Shaw's building in Falmouth may include medical offices

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors said property manager Tom Churchill told the Community Development Committee Aug. 4 that a medical facility is eyeing the former Shaw's building in the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1. But this week, Churchill backed away from his statement, which w... 2

  • Exchange Street cobblestones unfriendly to skateboarders and drivers?

    PORTLAND — City officials say the cobblestone strips recently installed on lower Exchange Street are deterring skateboarders, but motorists are complaining the strips are not vehicle friendly. The city's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday heard from Public Services Director Mike...

  • Portland planners, jetport officials on collision course over South Portland runway expansion

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday rejected the advice of attorneys for the city and the Portland International Jetport and refused to back down on two conditions it included in its approval for jetport terminal expansion three months ago. The board also added an additional conditi... 2

  • North Yarmouth selectmen, new administrator discuss goals

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Several months after Scott Tilton's contract was not renewed by the Board of Selectmen, new Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin took to her new office Monday. Her first day in the town office was spent "trying to find the bottom of the desk," she said...

  • Hearings set on Cumberland home demolition, speed limits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday scheduled public hearings for later this month on demolishing an abandoned Valley Road home and restoring lower speed limits on Bruce Hill, Orchard and Whitney roads. Both hearings were set for Aug. 24, at the regular meeting to be held at Town...

  • Portland officer assaulted during Old Port melee

    PORTLAND — Police said an officer was punched in the face early Saturday morning while trying to break up a fight in the Old Port. Officer Gayle Petty was on Wharf Street around 1 a.m. Aug. 8 when she and other officers saw a large crowd gathering outside the Oasis nightclub, acco...