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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Lobsterman Triathlon returns Saturday in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The eighth Lobsterman Triathlon will take place this Saturday, Sept. 19, with 800 athletes from across the country competing. The Olympic-distance race begins at 9:30 a.m. at Winslow Park. Triathletes will start with a 0.93-mile (1.5K)

  • Tukey headlines land trust meeting

    CUMBERLAND — Author, publisher and organic gardener Paul Tukey will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust annual meeting. Tukey will discuss his favorite topic: organic lawn and garden care. Tukey's many awards include the 2006 Horticultural Com...

  • Different drummers in North Yarmouth

    The annual North Yarmouth Fun Day parade provided an assortment of entertainiment on Sunday, Sept. 6, including the Greely Middle School marching band and, at another extreme, the North Pownal Plastic Pipe Players.

  • Yarmouth bike rally to teach cycling safety tips

    YARMOUTH — The Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Team will partner with members of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to teach Yarmouth students and parents about bicycle safety. A bike rally will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Harrison Middle School's upper park...

  • Henry Fest celebration rescheduled for Sept. 20

    YARMOUTH — Heavy rain put a damper on the annual Henry Fest this year, so the celebration of friendship, music and local food was rescheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 20. Families, individuals and residents are invited to attend the event from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Skyline Farm in N...

  • Cooper Wiring Devices in Brunswick to close, eliminating 76 jobs

    BRUNSWICK — The parent company of Cooper Wiring Devices confirmed Wednesday that it will close its Cressey Road plant within the next 12 months. A spokesman for Houston-based Cooper Industries said the shutdown is expected to result in the loss of 76 jobs.  Cooper Wiring De...

  • Cost of outfitting Brunswick meeting space doubles; People Plus move could be delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The cost for the town to finish meeting space at Maine Street Station will be double the original estimate, according to town staff. Town Manager Gary Brown last week advised the Town Council that the new meeting facility at 16 Station Ave. would require an additional $55,...

  • Questions precede Brunswick base agency vote on Oxford Aviation proposal

    BATH — Over the last 20 years, Oxford Aviation's pursuit of growth and public funding has benefited from the private company's political ties in Augusta.  But with a vote on the company's bid to expand at Brunswick Naval Air Station expected in about a month, it remains to be seen ... 2