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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some combative remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Effort underway to hold summer fest at Bug Light Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Resident Edward Rowe recently approached the City Council with an idea: to host a summer event on par with the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a three-day event which organizers say draws about 100,000 attendees a year, rain or shine. The idea has piqued the interest of city...

  • A helping hand

    Sooki learns the ups and downs of skating at Portland's Deering Oaks Pond on Saturday. Heavy rains made for slushy skating on Sunday, but conditions are sure to improve with the approach of much colder weather.

  • Business, hospitality growth highlights for Bath in 2009

    BATH — In a time of economic woes throughout much of the state and country, there's a strong sense of hope in the City of Ships, at least in the eyes of its manager. A new downtown hotel, a new business park phase and an award for Bath's already-celebrated Front Street are a few... 1

  • Casco Bay Lines announces new GM

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines announced this morning it has hired a new general manager. Henry 'Hank' Berg will take over management of the ferry service, which provides transportation to Peaks, Cliff, Great Diamond, Little Diamond, Long and Chebeague islands. Berg for the past 9...

  • Brunswick council to seat two new members

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will swear in two new members and choose its leadership during a Jan. 4 inauguration ceremony at Maine Street Station. Suzan Wilson, representing District 3, and John Perreault, of District 4, will join the nine-member board for the first time. At-large Counc...

  • Cumberland council bans heavy trucks from Mill Road; Debate over Foreside Road project continues

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to prohibit heavy commercial trucks from using Mill Road. Town Manager Bill Shane said the change to the town's traffic ordinance was borne from the rezoning along Route 100 several years ago to allow more commercial deve...

  • Bookstore ballad

    Recent National Book Award winner Philip Hoose of Portland, with his wife Sandy St. George, turns a reading of his book "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" into a sing-along on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

  • Alleged Bath burglar nabbed after chase

    BATH — Police arrested a Michigan man Sunday night following a string of burglaries, a car chase and a leap into the Kennebec River. Dariahne Thornton, 20, of Detroit, Mich., was arrested on charges of burglary, unauthorized use of property (for a stolen vehicle), driving to endange...