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  • South Portland graduate clears life's hurdles to stay on the (academic) track

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Brandon Emerson is accustomed to clearing hurdles – on the track and in life. Next year, Emerson will be a member of the track team when attends the University of Southern Maine. But first he must walk down the aisle Sunday, June 7, with nearly 200 South Portla...

  • SAD 75 meeting sends $36M budget, with computers, to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 supported a $36.25 million fiscal 2010 budget at the district budget meeting May 30, paving the way for a budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 9. While voters passed nearly every component of the budget with little to...

  • The business and beauty of books: Cape Elizabeth couple thrive with Pine Tree Books

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If books are treasures, as Peggy and Ogden Williams say, their home just off Shore Road is a gold mine. Centuries-old books on medicine, history, travel and religion overflow shelves in the living room, office and a built-in shelf at the top of the stairs. Walkin...

  • Once lost, Brunswick student finds her way to graduation

    BRUNSWICK — Part way through her junior year in high school, Nicole LaChance found herself mired in a place from which some kids never escape. LaChance was fed up with school, the drama, the snickering every time she raised her hand to ask a question.  Worse, LaChanc...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 67 workers by June 15

    BATH — Bath Iron Works President Jeff Geiger announced Monday that the shipyard would implement a series of temporary layoffs in multiple trades through the summer and fall due to a workload gap. Geiger said he cannot accurately predict the exact size and duration of the layoffs....

  • Brunswick base redevelopers contemplate capital campaign for marketing

    BRUNSWICK — As early as next summer, the redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station could become landlords of parts of the 3,200-acre facility. The transfer of property will be an important step in the base's planned transition to the economic hub the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authorit...

  • Brunswick council juices grant application for power upgrade

    BRUNSWICK — In a decision that will likely disappoint some neighbors of a planned mixed-use development along Old Portland Road, the Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to authorize a grant application that could upgrade power capacity to the site. The $50,000 Community Development ...

  • Brunswick council postpones decision on train station lease

    BRUNSWICK — Citing a desire for public feedback, the Town Council on Monday postponed a decision that could make the town the master tenant of the train station and welcome center at the $23.5 million Maine Street Station project. Despite pushing the decision to its June 15 meetin...