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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Freeport bell ringers strike again, close to home

    FREEPORT — The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers have traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Iceland, South America and Europe. Now local residents will have an opportunity to see them perform at the First Parish Congregational Church at 40 Main St. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The grou...

  • Big box or small, new campaign wants shoppers to 'Buy Brunswick'

    BRUNSWICK — A local business group is kicking off a new campaign to encourage consumers to support independent shops and restaurants. The non-profit Brunswick Downtown Association hopes to launch its "Buy Brunswick" program in January as part of a larger "Keep Brun...

  • Bath woman wins $60K in injury lawsuit against bank

    BATH — Nearly four years after being injured in a fall outside a downtown bank, June Hallowell of Bath was awarded $60,000 by a Sagadahoc County Superior Court jury Nov. 19. The 80-year-old woman's award money was for medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the fall,... 2

  • Bath Planning Board continues Plant Home zoning talks to Dec. 15

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday opted to continue its discussions on creation of a Plant Home Zone to a Tuesday, Dec. 15, meeting. By that time, City Planner Jim Upham said he expects to have provided the board with information about design standards for the zone.

  • State awards alternative energy grants to Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland

    FALMOUTH — Renewable energy projects will soon begin in Falmouth, Freeport and Cumberland, thanks to grants announced Tuesday to municipalities and school systems for demonstration programs. Efficiency Maine, a program of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, awarded about $477,000 to 11 o...

  • Businesses may have to fund SMCC campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The committee that decides which bills are considered by the state Legislature has rejected a $4 million measure that would have funded start-up costs for the Advanced Technology Campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station.  However, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, the bi...

  • Leader retires from Parkinson's support network he helped build

    FALMOUTH — Carl and Nancy Barker's lives were changed nearly 30 years ago when she was told she had Parkinson's disease. A medical research technician at Maine Research Center, she was just 50 – considered young for the disease – when she noticed her handwriting becoming increasin...

  • Freeport applies for $80K energy conservation grant

    FREEPORT — On the heels of receiving a $44,000 energy grant to install solar panels on the library, the Town Council Tuesday night voted 6-0 to approve another application for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. This grant from the Public Utility Commission's Efficiency Maine...