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  • Portland leaders fire back at LePage claims of aid mismanagement

    PORTLAND — City Democrats and social services leaders came out swinging Friday morning, saying a recent state audit claiming the city mismanages its General Assistance program is part of a “coordinated attack” by Maine’s Republican governor and his administration. S...

  • Topsham senior living community sold to Chicago company

    TOPSHAM — The Highlands of Topsham, a senior living community that opened 25 years ago, has been sold to a Chicago investment group. John Wasileski, president and founder of Sea Coast Management, the development company for The Highlands and Highland Green, announced the sale to CPF ...

  • Cape Elizabeth nursing home's new owner braces for winter, begins repairs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The new owners of the former Viking nursing home on Scott Dyer Road presented plans to stabilize and winterize the assisted living facility at a Planning Board workshop last week.

  • Jingle all the way

    Some of the hundreds of runners and walkers who participated Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5K make their way up Park Street in Freeport. Andy Spaulding of Freeport finished first among the men in 16:09 and Christine Reaser of Dayton led the women in 19:19.

  • Holiday celebration

    People of all ages gather around the bandstand in North Yarmouth on Sunday night, Dec. 6, as the Community Band plays Christmas carols after the lighting of the town Christmas tree.

  • Cape Elizabeth budget discussion attracts almost 100 residents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — About 90 residents attended a workshop Tuesday, Dec. 8, to offer suggestions and brainstorm ways to cope with the 2009-2010 school aid curtailment and further funding cuts expected for 2010-2011. The workshop was hosted by the town's seven-member Curtailment Committee, which ...

  • Brunswick council OKs borrowing $750K to help relocate agency displaced by downtown development

    BRUNSWICK — After expressing angst about the rising cost to a retrofit an 1854 building to accommodate a local retirement services provider, the Town Council Monday unanimously supported a $750,000 bond for the project. The money will help People Plus move from Noble Street to the to...

  • Topsham teachers receive more than $3,000 in grants

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 teachers have been awarded more than $3,000 in grants from the Trust for Our Future: MSAD 75 Education Fund. The nonprofit organization supports innovative projects and programs that enhance the public schools, and it has developed into a r...

  • Time expires for effort to hide wires on Harpswell's Cribstone Bridge

    HARPSWELL — The three-year restoration of the Cribstone Bridge appears to be right on schedule. But time may have run out for the group that hoped the revamped span between Orr's and Bailey Island would be devoid of visible utility wires. According to assistant Town Manager T...

  • Stanwood-Pleasant intersection among 3 sites eyed for Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — A busy intersection previously eyed for a fire station and then a Walgreens store is now being considered for a new police station. Councilor Joanne King, who chairs the town's police station search subcommittee, confirmed Tuesday that property at the southeast corner of t...