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  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • 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...

  • Tools of a trying trade: Bath firefighters learn essential skills under pressure

    BATH — Area firefighters had the opportunity on a recent Saturday morning to suit up in about 50 pounds of gear, grab hoses and head into a burning building – with more than the usual amount of confidence.

  • Heart-health ride

    The eighth annual Women's Ride for Health was held in Freeport on May 31, with five-, 10- or 25-mile rides for participants. More than 300 riders took part in the event, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • 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 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...