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  • 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 ...

  • Brunswick firm plans senior housing for former Navy hotel

    BRUNSWICK — Local elder-care provider Rousseau Enterprises intends to convert the former U.S. Navy hotel at Brunswick Landing into a 122-apartment building.  The project, Coastal Landing Apartments, was approved by a Sept. 25 Brunswick Planning Department staff review. The ...

  • U Car Share off to steady start in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city's first car-share service has seen steady use during its first couple of months, and officials expect usage to grow as warm weather sets in. U Car Share, a program of U-Haul, placed four shared cars in the city Jan. 12. The vehicles, Chrysler PT Cruisers, have ...

  • Freeport students qualify for Academic WorldQuest

    FREEPORT — A group of four high school students will compete against teams from 40 other states at the 2009 Academic WorldQuest next week in Washington, D.C.

  • Dancing with Duson

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson leads members of the public in the Electric Slide on Tuesday morning at City Hall, part of a fundraising promotion for Community Television Network Channels 2 and 4. City Hall was Duson's last stop on a tour that included Lobsterman's Park, Hall School and the Casco Bay Fe...

  • Revised Yarmouth budget hikes taxes 1.9%

    YARMOUTH — Town Manager Nat Tupper tweaked the preliminary fiscal 2010 budget and will present a revised version in April that includes decreases in both municipal spending and revenues while increasing the property tax rate by nearly 1.9 percent. Although the school budget has no...

  • Food processor may move out of Portland

    PORTLAND — The head of a family-run food processing company that has been in Bayside for more than 80 years said the company will move out of the neighborhood unless it receives city funding to help upgrade the building it leases. Paul Dioli, chief executive officer of Schlotterbe...

  • Federal plan could alter Portland-Brunswick rail upgrade funding

    Grant could replace state borrowing PORTLAND — Rail advocates are hoping the $35 million needed to upgrade tracks between Portland and Brunswick will qualify for grant funding under a new strategic plan being drafted by federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

  • Portland agencies, businesses plead for piece of federal funds

    PORTLAND — City Councilors listened to two hours of testimony Monday from representatives of social service agencies competing for federal Community Development Block Grant funds doled out annually by the city. A committee charged with reviewing applications and then ranking them ...

  • Sheriff: Coach's escorted release from prison not a policy violation

    PORTLAND — An intake sergeant who helped a former Deering High School baseball coach avoid the news media when the coach was released from the Cumberland County Jail did not violate jail policy and did not provide special treatment to the prisoner, Sheriff Mark Dion said last week. ...