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  • Topsham promotes assistant planner to department head

    TOPSHAM — Rod Melanson, the town's assistant/natural resources planner since 2004, was unanimously hired Oct. 16 by the Board of Selectmen as planning director, a role he has filled this year in an interim capacity. Melanson, who lives in Newcastle with his wife and two children, fil...

  • Senate District 23 election a 3-way contest

    TOPSHAM — Three candidates are on the Nov. 4 ballot in the new state Senate District 23, which includes all of Sagadahoc County and the Lincoln County town of Dresden. Incumbent Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, is seeking a second term in the former District 19. Challenging her are R...

  • Freeport Historical Society invites residents to help keep the past present

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society has started looking for ideas, artifacts and stories to help develop their next year-long exhibit, "Freeport's Amusements, Entertainments and Oddities." Executive Director Christina White said Freeport residents are invited to share their memories...

  • Yarmouth councilors to discuss funding for Madeline Point project

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has agreed to make some decisions regarding the appropriation of funds to begin public access improvements at Madeline Point this year. The project was developed by the Harbor and Waterfront Committee, has been vetted by the Planning Board, discussed d...

  • After 44 years, Yarmouth Clam Festival goes green

    YARMOUTH — Instead of creating buckets of thick yellow waste, the vegetable oil used to fry hundreds of clams to a crispy golden brown at this year's Clam Festival will be recycled and converted into an alternative fuel for diesel engines. This is one of the ways organizers of the 44th annua... 1

  • Ready for fireworks

    Hannah Duston, 7, had the most homemade, do-it-yourself and reasonably priced vendor set-up of the day on the Fourth of July, selling lemonade and cookies on the Eastern Promenade in advance of Portland's annual fireworks display. (Natalie Conn photo)

  • Singapore beckons for Cumberland family on a mission

    CUMBERLAND — At the end of the month, Doug and Joyce Erdmann will pack up the last of their belongings, say goodbye to their friends, neighbors and church, and trade their large, rural Cumberland home for a high-rise apartment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

  • State begins 4 months of work on Interstate 295 in Portland, South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Department of Transportation started making safety upgrades on Monday to a two-mile stretch of Interstate 295 in Portland and South Portland. The scope of the work includes adding northbound and southbound travel lanes between Exit 3 (Westbrook Street) ... 2

  • Long-range planning tops Portland School Committee's agenda

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will vote Wednesday on a resolution that aims to increase the financial stability of the district. The resolution would direct the superintendent, school staff and Finance Committee chairman to collect information and recommend a multi-year budgetin...

  • New traffic rules on Peaks Island

    PEAKS ISLAND — Ferry passengers planning to take vehicles to Peaks Island this summer should note new traffic rules in the busy Down Front area. The changes are meant to help with traffic flow on Welch Street and Island Avenue, where cars queue for the ride back to the mainland. T...