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  • Brunswick Cook's Corner road cost estimate: $2.2M

    BRUNSWICK — A public road project proposed to open land for development in Cook's Corner could cost more than $2.2 million, according to a preliminary engineering report. The new projection is roughly $600,000 more than earlier estimates. Town officials stressed that the figur...

  • Former Navy housing fills niche in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A little more than two years after going on the market, close to half of the former U.S. Navy housing in the McKeen Street neighborhood has been sold.  As of the end of September, 108 of 232 homes in the McKeen Street Landing development were sold and four more ...

  • South Portland councilors warm to wood-to-energy plant proposal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Partners in a  local consortium with plans for a renewable energy power plant on Highland Avenue told the City Council on Monday they are on track for construction next summer, pending state and local permits. The Maine Renewable Energy Consortium plans a 10-mega...

  • Attorney: Reports clear South Portland official

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An attorney representing the city's director of public works and cultural services says his client has been exonerated and will return to work, although the city manager declined to provide confirmation. Gregg Frame, a Portland labor and employment attorney, was ...

  • Bath council approves downtown TIF amendment for hotel

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment to the city's downtown tax increment financing district, an expansion that will encompass the future Hampton Inn hotel. The 55,000-square-foot Hilton-chain hotel is being constructed on the Prawer Block, boun...

  • Feds issue first report on June 13 plane crash that killed South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on Tuesday about the events leading up to a June 13 plane crash that ...

  • Richardson calls for new 'protocols' to discuss Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — Caught between a need to ease anxiety about the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station and protecting the identity of prospective tenants at the base, the commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development on Monday called for new communication "protoc...

  • 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...

  • City Council supports sound stage, balks at rezoning South Portland armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than a dozen residents attended Monday's City Council workshop to discuss the fate of the former Maine Army National Guard Armory on Broadway at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge. The workshop was prompted by a Cape Elizabeth resident's proposal to convert th...