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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Topsham selectmen opt for Middlesex Road safety improvements instead of speed change

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 June 18 against asking the Maine Department of Transportation to reduce the Middlesex Road speed limit. However, the board voted unanimously to have town staff look into safety improvements, such as a new crosswalk, intersection signs an...

  • Topsham Government Improvement Committee seeks more input

    TOPSHAM — The Government Improvement Committee is reviewing surveys from more than 100 people at Town Meeting last month and hopes to survey a broader spectrum of residents. Committee member John Rensenbrink said on Monday that the Town Meeting surveys were a first step, while a...

  • Denning dedication

    Jordan Denning, brother of the late Hanley Denning, founder of Safe Passage, places a small stone inscribed with Hanley's name on it on a new memorial bench at Yarmouth High School on June 18. Friends and relatives of Hanley Denning helped dedicate the memorial and shared stories of her courage, com...

  • Baldacci reassures Brunswick councilors, Bowdoin College about Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci last week reassured officials from Brunswick, Freeport and Bowdoin College about his commitment to the Amtrak Downeaster and the proposed extension of the passenger service. The meeting with Baldacci was sparked by concerns that the governor's suppo... 2

  • Commercial Street work could start next month in Bath

    BATH — Improvements to Commercial Street could begin by mid or late July, after the City Council and Maine Department of Transportation have approved a contractor to conduct the work, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. He said three contractor bids were opened Wednesday morni...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers hope Congress backs no-cost transfers

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. House of Representatives this week was expected to hear a bill sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, that could help speed redevelopment of Brunswick Naval ...

  • Update: Bath library searching for new director, Goodwin named interim leader

    BATH — Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips has resigned, effective Aug. 21. The library announced on Friday that Peter Goodwin, manager of the facility's Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room, has been appointed interim director as of July 13. The library board ...

  • Farm assist: Doctor brings different specialty to Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Trained as a pharmacist and a physician, Dr. Rodney Voisine spends much of his time as medical director of the operating room at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and as co-founder of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness in Portland. During time of... 2