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  • Maine DEP chief questions plan for Downeaster train barn in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The commissioner of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection is demanding that the agency overseeing Downeaster passenger rail service explain how it will address several potential problems related to a train layover facility planned near a west Brunswick neighborhood....

  • Scarborough library to celebrate 25 years

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library will host a series of events throughout the month of September to celebrate 25 years at 48 Gorham Road. On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Scarborough Ground...

  • Deere season

    Cassidy Dean, 4, of Cumberland, hitches a ride on a big bucket loader at Hall Implement in Windham recently as her father, Tom Dean, looks on. Cassidy was one of several children who took advantage of a special VIP day at Hall for members of the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network. (Contributed...

  • Brunswick starts clucking about chickens; board to consider allowing hens downtown

    BRUNSWICK – Backyard chickens could soon be coming to roost downtown, but the Town Council warned advocates not to count their fowl before a new ordinance is hatched. The council voted unanimously on Monday to begin reviewing an amendment that would allow some residents to keep up...

  • Brunswick council to consider grants for Oxford Aviation, fire station renovations

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday set public hearings for $1.86 million in bonds for the School Department, but it may soon consider endorsing grant applications for several other projects, including Oxford Aviation's planned expansion to Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The to... 2

  • RSU 5, state education chief to discuss relief for Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 representatives and Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh will meet with Education Commissioner Susan Gendron this evening in Augusta. They hope to negotiate a way to reduce the cost of education in Pownal, where residents will vote June 9 in a ...

  • Scarborough pit bull owner agrees to pay $5K in damages

    SCARBOROUGH — A Burnham Road man whose pit bulls attacked a young girl and killed her puppy last year has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages, attorney Elliott Epstein said. On Monday, May 4, Justice Roland Cole ordered Joseph Bowser, 48, of Burnham Road, to pay the settlement by the ...

  • Proposed Freeport budget shrinks, rainy day fund may be created

    FREEPORT — The proposed fiscal 2010 budget is down about $71,000 from this year, but reductions in state aid could result in additional budget cuts and tax increases.

  • Proposal would shift Freeport emergency dispatch to county

    FREEPORT — Town staff are recommending consolidating emergency dispatch services with the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center in Windham, but with a volunteer crew of police and fire personnel to staff the local window during weekday business hours. Staffing would be ...

  • North Yarmouth appoints interim administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday appointed Debbie Grover as interim administrative assistant from July 1 until they hire a new top administrator later this summer. Selectmen said they expect to have a new administrator in place by August to replace Scott Tilton, wh...