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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Brunswick's Maine St. Station gets $902K from feds; council switches focus to train station lease

    BRUNSWICK — The federal grant that the town hoped would help offset its share of the $23 million Maine Street Station project is on its way. And for real this time. Maine Republican U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe announced April 23 that the federal Economi...

  • Update: Club pulls plug on Toby Keith concert in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A proposed concert featuring country music star Toby Keith at the Cumberland Fairgrounds has been canned before the Town Council could take up the matter next Monday. Keith's performance was proposed for July, pending approval of a mass gathering permit by the Town Counci...

  • Police arrest man in robbery of South Portland drug store

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police say they have arrested the man they believe robbed a Mill Creek pharmacy over the weekend. Sgt. Steven Webster said Wednesday night that 28-year-old Ian Bonville of South Portland was arrested on charges of Class B robbery.  Webster said polic...

  • Back in business

    Gov. John Baldacci joins Freeport Wild Bird Supply owners Darren and Jeanette Lovitch, right, and Jeanette's parents, Anne-Liss and Pat Morss, after purchasing a baffle for the Blaine House bird feeder last Saturday. The governor visited the store in support of what he called a great effort to move ...

  • MRRA loses bid for Brunswick base housing, eyes land

    BRUNSWICK —  Spurned in its attempt to acquire the 702 military housing units that will be vacated with the 2011 closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, the authority implementing the reuse plan for the base has vowed to obtain the land beneath the homes.   And if it does, Exe...

  • Flying lesson

    James Heffernan 7, of South Portland, gets familiar with a fly rod with a little help from Trout Unlimited's Dave Bowie at the Casco Bay YMCA's Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 18, in Freeport. The annual event promotes healthy living through exercise, diet and getting outside. Other activities i...

  • Freeport Lioness Club wants to add more to their pride

    FREEPORT — Members of the Lioness Club, a women's volunteer community service group, have been actively involved in charity events and fundraising in the area for the past 31 years. While the organizations and the charities they support are serious, President Cindi LaHaye said it is a priority for...

  • Freeport middle, high school problem solvers to compete internationally

    FREEPORT — The high school and middle school Future Problem Solving teams came in first place at the state level and have gained a spot in the International Competition in May. Freeport will represent Maine in the senior and middle divisions of the Future Problem Solving Internati...