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  • Bath-Tsugaru sister city program elects new president

    BATH — The board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program elected Andy Bailes as its new president Jan. 21. Bailes replaces Dr. Deborah Patten, who led the program for 15 years. When Patten to...

  • Brunswick hospital auxiliary finishes $120K pledge drive

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary has completed its $120,000 pledge to upgrade the maternity ward infant security scanner. The group paid the third $40,000 installment on its pledge earlier this month and intends to launch a new pledge drive this winter, President Ell...

  • Portland police charge boyfriend in Gorham woman's murder

    PORTLAND — Police Tuesday said they arrested a Portland man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend. William Hanaman, 51, was charged with the murder of Marion Shea, 47, according to police Capt. Ted Ross. Police remained tight-lipped about other details surrounding last week...

  • Brunswick Fire Department chief to retire in April

    BRUNSWICK — Clark Labbe will retire as fire chief on April 2, 2010, he announced Monday in a letter to Town Manager Gary Brown. Labbe, 54, has served 37 years with the Brunswick Fire Department. Five of those years have been as chief. "The men and women of the Br...

  • RSU 1 teachers protest failure to reach labor accord

    ARROWSIC — Approximately 60 Regional School Unit 1 teachers packed a School Board meeting Monday evening to draw attention to their lack of a labor contract. Members of the Sagadahoc Education Preservation Association rallied outside Arrowsic Town Hall while the RSU 1 board disc... 1

  • Few drivers comment on plan to close turnpike entrance in Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Extensive repairs to an aging Maine Turnpike bridge may mean temporary closure of the Exit 52 northbound on-ramp from the Falmouth spur, forcing drivers to find alternate routes. During a meeting attended by fewer than half a dozen members of the public Monday night at Main... 3

  • Portland school chief outlines more than $3M in potential budget cuts

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. is scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to present his recommendations for dealing with a possible $2.7 million cut in state education funding. Morse's plan, released late Tuesday morning, is expected to be referred to the School...

  • Mavodones to be Portland's mayor; Marshall loses bid

    PORTLAND — Five-term City Councilor Nick Mavodones was nominated this week to serve as the city's mayor for 2010. Mavodones was re-elected to the council Nov. 3 as an at-large representative, a post he has held for 12 years. Portland's mayor is appointed by the counc...

  • Biting the hand that feeds

    Scarborough police Officer Mike Sawyer, left, and Portland Officer Christian Stickney work with Sawyer's dog, Taz, on Monday behind the former Portland Saab dealership on Route 1 in Falmouth. The officers and others from around the region and their K-9 partners, classified as patrol dogs, narcotic-d...

  • New ER, new flu precautions

    Maine Medical Center opened the doors of its expanded Emergency Department on Nov. 12, the final phase of a $170 million expansion at the Portland hospital that also included adding a helipad, parking garage and a designated women and infant services department. Also last week, Maine Med and Mer...