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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...

  • On the New Meadows in Bath

    Paul Lambert examines his quahog catch on the New Meadows River earlier this week in Bath

  • Bath marks climate action day

    People concerned about climate change turned out on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Waterfront Park in Bath to ask how high the Kennebec River will rise as temperatures go up. The event was part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action; scientists say 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is the s...

  • Marsh supporters host annual auction, dinner

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of Scarborough Marsh invites the public to attend its annual auction and dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on Black Point Road. Featuring a buffet prepared by Express Events, a cash bar, silent and live auctions and cre...

  • Brunswick library to hold children's book sale

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends is hosting the 4th annual Children's Book Sale at Curtis Memorial Library on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The sale features books for children between preschool and middle school ages, and includes tapes and DVDs. All items are priced between 50 cent...

  • Bath Iron Works scores $1B for destroyer in defense bill

    BATH — Both houses of Congress have approved the final Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal 2010, which includes $1 billion for a destroyer expected to be worked on at Bath Iron Works. The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced passage on Oct. 22 of the bill, whic...

  • Bowdoin College opens Maine St. Station store

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College's new book and gift store at Maine Street Station opens Friday, Oct. 30 – just in time for Parents Weekend. The College Store, at the corner of Maine Street and Station Avenue, will be the first retail business to open at Maine Street Station, a $23....

  • Scarborough Planning Board to consider Pine Point motel's design for parking lot on swapped land

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board on Monday will take up a Pine Point motel's request for site plan approval for a reconfigured parking lot at the center of a controversial land swap with the town. After several months of debate, the Town Council in July approved the land exchange,...

  • Scarborough residents embrace early voting

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents who have cast their ballots in the past few days are praising the state's Early Voting Pilot Program. Scarborough is one of nine communities selected by the state to participate in the program that began Monday, Oct. 26, and will run through next Monday, No...