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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • It takes a Village Station

    Olympic gold medalist and Freeport resident Joan Benoit Samuelson watches highlights of her career Saturday during an opening ceremony at the Nike Factory Store at the Shops at Freeport Village Station. Samuelson also participated in a Q&A session with shoppers and fans who came out to enjoy the are...

  • Topsham-based Red Cross marks 100 years, faces next century’s challenges

    TOPSHAM — The Mid-Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on Wednesday, faces several challenges in its second century. They include declines in blood donors, disaster relief and volunteers. The local chapter began as a public ...

  • Brunswick, Bath, Topsham, Harpswell prepare Memorial Day events

    BRUNSWICK — The communities of Topsham, Brunswick, Harpswell and Bath have a full morning of events planned for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Topsham and Brunswick's joint parade will begin assembling at the Topsham Municipal Building on Main Street at 8 a.m. The parade will begin...

  • Memorial Day observances planned in Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland, Yarmouth

    FALMOUTH — The towns of Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Cumberland will celebrate Memorial Day with traditional parades, music and ceremonies on Monday, May 25.

  • Bath to use EPA funds for petroleum contamination assessments

    BATH — The city will use a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to assess petroleum contamination. "We have some sites that we've identified as potential sites," said Al Smith, Bath's community development director, adding that owners of those sites would...

  • Brunswick power upgrade expected to bring out business park foes

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a business park on Old Portland Road has been dead for nearly nine months. But the fight over development of the 114-acre parcel lives on. That was apparent Monday night, as business advocates spoke in favor of a $50,000 Community Devel...

  • No tax increase in Brunswick budget; preschool start-up jeopardized

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council may get its wish for a budget with no property tax increase, but it remains to be seen if the mandate will come with a political cost. A long-desired preschool program could be a casualty if the council adopts what is now a $53.8 million spending plan...

  • Bowdoin College to award degrees to 452 graduates

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 452 students, including 56 from Maine, in its 204th commencement ceremony on Saturday. President Barry Mills will preside over a ceremony on the terrace of the college's Museum of Art. In the event of severe weather, graduation will be hel...