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  • Bath-Tsugaru sister city program elects new president

    BATH — The board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program elected Andy Bailes as its new president Jan. 21. Bailes replaces Dr. Deborah Patten, who led the program for 15 years. When Patten to...

  • Brunswick hospital auxiliary finishes $120K pledge drive

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary has completed its $120,000 pledge to upgrade the maternity ward infant security scanner. The group paid the third $40,000 installment on its pledge earlier this month and intends to launch a new pledge drive this winter, President Ell...

  • Free concert series in Portland's Monument Square to feature only local bands

    PORTLAND — Alive at Five, the outdoor summer concert series in Monument Square, is entering its seventh season with a different attitude. This year, there will be no thunderous sound system pumping out bass lines to be heard all the way up Congress Square. Nor will there will any ...

  • Update: Casco Bay Lines general manager resigns; PUC reviews ticket price hike

    PORTLAND — Catherine Debo, general manager of Casco Bay Lines for the past 2 1/2 years, submitted her resignation last week. At the same time, the state is reviewing the ferry service's request to raise ticket prices. Donna Rockett, president of the Casco Bay Island T... 3

  • RSU 5 budget fails by 79 votes as Pownal, Durham voters balk

    FREEPORT — Voters rejected the Regional School Unit 5 budget by a 79-vote margin Thursday, 661-582. The budget validation referendum held in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on June 25 brought out about 11 percent of registered voters from all three towns. Almost 9 percent of voters ...

  • South Portland police to step up OUI enforcement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department announced that it will increase sobriety checkpoints and patrols throughout the summer, starting this weekend. According to a June 23 press release, drivers with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent who are convicted of operating under the ...

  • Eating for a good cause

    David Turin, left, chef/owner of David's 388 on Cottage Road in South Portland and David's restaurant in Portland, offers ahi tuna tartar Napoleon with coconut chili, white truffle oil and sweet potato goufret at Taste of the Nation at Southern Maine Community College. The annual Share Our Strength ...

  • Heritage Days celebrate Bath's enriched community

    BATH — Eighty is the magic number in this year's Heritage Days celebration, particularly since it's the age of Bath City Hall. "Remembering 80 Years Past ... Planning 80 Years Hence" is the theme of this 37th annual event, which runs Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, Ju...

  • Bubbly in Brunswick

    The foam flies as Amy Warner of the Great Impasta serves champagne to Brunswick Downtown Association member Dave Nadeau during the waitstaff competition at the Taste of Brunswick on June 20. Warner eventually won the contest, part of a charitable event that gave attendees the chance to sample treats...

  • 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...