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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • North Yarmouth board waives term limit, re-elects Palmer

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday unanimously waived for one year a limit on how long a member can serve as chairman, and then re-elected Selectman Steve Palmer to the post for a third consecutive year. The vote for Palmer was 4-0, with Palmer abstaining. The board also...

  • Carville, Maine Dems' lobster bake coming to Freeport

    FREEPORT — Local food and politics, and a national political operative, are coming together Aug. 1 at Maine Democrats' annual Muskie Lobster Bake. Besides the expected slate of Democratic candidates – gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, incumbent 1st Congressiona...

  • Business 'incubator' opens in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A new downtown office space set up to provide a low-cost alternative for the work-from-home set could also be an incubator that helps grow connections between local entrepreneurs. Property owner Bill Moore recently renovated an expansive room in the back of the Linco...

  • Falmouth gets $230K federal grant for forest acquisition

    FALMOUTH — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a $230,000 grant to Falmouth to fund the purchase of a 96-acre addition to the North Falmouth Community Forest. The Community Forest Program will distribute the grant, which will increase the size of the North Falmouth Communit...

  • Planning Board neutral on Freeport Active Living Plan

    FREEPORT — The Planning Board sent the Freeport Active Living Plan to the Town Council last week without a recommendation. The board on June 25 said the council should "either accept or receive" the proposal, and also decided to make it a stand-alone plan not attached to the Com...

  • Woods: Ethics complaint an attempt to 'improve the process'

    FALMOUTH — The state Ethics Commission is investigating whether the Falmouth Town Democratic Committee acted as a political action committee during last month's Democratic primary in Senate District 25. Steve Woods, who was defeated by a 2-1 margin by Cathy Breen in the June 10 ...

  • Harpswell group cleaning up Quahog Bay, 1 boat at a time

    HARPSWELL — For the last five years, the northeast side of Quahog Bay has been closed to shellfish harvesters because of raw sewage discharge suspected from recreation vessels that frequent the popular "cocktail cove." Now, thanks to the generosity of an area landowner, the Quah...

  • South Portland man dies in apparent suicide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A South Portland man died Monday, June 30, in an apparent suicide at a Memory Lane home. Police responded at 10:44 a.m. to a report by a family member that the 62-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the home's garage and was threatening to kill himself with a ...