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  • After delay, former Brunswick Rec Center comes down

    BRUNSWICK — Demolition of the former Town Office and Recreation Center on Federal Street is back on track after work was delayed by the discovery of hazardous materials. Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation, bought the two buildings this year i...

  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • Easy does it

    Dominic Reali of Amatos, left, leads a team of volunteers in carefully depositing a 60-foot-plus lobster roll on a table on Commercial Street during Sunday's effort to earn a Guinness Book world record. The record-breaking sandwich was eventually cut into pieces and sold to people at the Old Port Fe...

  • Trailblazers

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson, left, and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins help dedicate the Bayside Trail on June 6 at Marginal Way and Franklin Arterial. The trail will eventually link the East End and Deering Oaks. Duson and Collins were joined by Wolfe Tone of the Trust For Public Land, City Councilor Kevin D...

  • Portland's Class of 2009

    Deering High School seniors stand by row to make the walk to the podium at the Cumberland County Civic Center, where they received their diplomas on June 3. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Falmouth police, firefighters reach out to residents with special needs

    FALMOUTH — Anyone would be frightened during a house fire, but for children with autism or people with other disabilities, the situation can produce added terror when they are confronted by a strange police officer or firefighter. After attending an autism conference last winter, ...

  • Small voter turnout elects Portland Charter Commission members

    PORTLAND — A small percentage of voters turned out Tuesday to elect members of a commission that will make recommendations that could significantly change the face of city government. Just 3,519 of the city's 49,086 voters – or 7.17 percent – cast ballots to elect nine represe...

  • Napolitano re-elected to North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With just over 60 percent of the votes, incumbent Paul Napolitano was re-elected Tuesday to the Board of Selectmen. His opponent, Timothy Porter, received 127 votes, or just under 40 percent of the ballots cast. Napolitano said Wednesday morning that ...

  • Yarmouth elects familiar faces to council; $19.5M school budget approved

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 10 percent of registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday to elect incumbent Erving Bickford and former Chairman Carl Winslow to the Town Council. Voters also elected three School Committee members, a Water District Trustee, and ratified the $19.5 million schoo...

  • Cumberland credit union OK'd by 4-1 margin; Campbell elected to SAD 51 board

    CUMBERLAND — Voters overwhelmingly approved a Town Council decision to grant a contract zone for a credit union on Main Street, and elected Karen Campbell to the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors in the only contested race in Tuesday's election. Total turnout Tu...