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  • Joyce not seeking re-election to Brunswick School Board

    BRUNSWICK — Two-term School Board Chairwoman Michele Joyce will not seek re-election, creating the possibility of an uncontested race for her District 7 seat.  In June, Joyce said she expected to run again. But she has since been accepted to graduate school and said she wan...

  • Cumberland committee hopes to help seniors 'age in place'

    CUMBERLAND — If you don't use it, Board of Selectmen Chairman Tom Gruber believes, you lose it. And Gruber is among those who want to make sure Cumberland's older residents live life as long and as fully as possible. Gruber, who also serves on the board of the Southern Maine A...

  • Fair-ly spectacular in Topsham

    The 160th Topsham Fair comes to a traditional climax Saturday night, Aug. 10, with fireworks over the fairgrounds.

  • Back to school: SAD 75 to start planning new or remodeled Topsham building

    TOPSHAM — With Mt. Ararat High School ranked seventh this spring on a state construction funding list, School Administrative District 75 goes back to school this year with some planning to do. A district Building Committee will soon choose an architect, who will determine whether the...

  • Brunswick gets first look at zoning overhaul

    BRUNSWICK — An overhaul of the town's zoning ordinance is being reviewed by stakeholders from town boards and committees before heading to several rounds of public forums starting next month. The new ordinance was unveiled in a presentation to the public two weeks ago. Th...

  • Cumberland council rejects commuter bus proposal; METRO still optimistic

    CUMBERLAND — A proposal to extend METRO bus service north of Falmouth hit a second pothole in less than a week Monday, when Cumberland town councilors narrowly rejected an invitation to join the pilot project. The Town Council voted 4-3 against a resolution pledging Cumberland's supp...

  • Yarmouth panel: Home plan best suits Cousins Island fire station

    YARMOUTH — A proposal to demolish the Cousins Island fire station to build a cottage received the support Tuesday of a citizens advisory committee.  Town councilors will review the committee's choice on Aug. 21 and decide whether to accept it. Two proposals were subm...

  • Freeport's RSU 5 withdrawal plan gets state OK

    FREEPORT — The Maine Department of Education has conditionally approved the town's proposed agreement for withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5, bringing the action one step closer to a Nov. 4 referendum. The RSU 5 board on July 30 accepted the plan that would allow Freeport to with...

  • Evictions prompt Portland to look at landlord's other buildings

    PORTLAND — Homecoming could be weeks away for residents of 193 Congress St., who were evicted Aug. 5 after city inspectors discovered code violations in renovation work. Although work began in early July, the city did not receive an application for the electrical permit until July 28...

  • Self-defense for women on tap in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Cape Elizabeth Police Officer Paul Fenton will conduct a self-defense class for women on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Pro FIT training center on Lincoln Avenue. The $15 seminar teaches basic self-defense strategies geared especially to college-aged women, th...