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  • Brunswick council questions spot zoning request

    BRUNSWICK — Plans to build a "high-end" self-storage facility on Old Bath Road may be in jeopardy after town councilors Monday tabled a decision on rezoning the property.  Councilors intend to see how the site will be affected by changes proposed to the town's zoning bounda...

  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...

  • Gerzofsky, Priest schedule office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, July 5, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street.  Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will also be present. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to voic...

  • Topsham state rep ends re-election bid; Democrats to caucus July 8

    TOPSHAM — First-term state Rep. Andrew Mason, D-Topsham, has decided not to seek re-election to the House of Representatives. A local Democratic caucus to nominate a replacement candidate in the November election is scheduled for July 8. Denise Tepler, who has run twice for the seat,...

  • Yarmouth teacher makes it her business to fight 'summer slide'

    YARMOUTH — For parents with busy schedules, who balance days in the office and days spent outside with family, it can be hard to make sure that kids aren't regressing in their education during the summer. Enter Kate Douglas Par...

  • Free meals available for kids, teenagers

    PORTLAND — The Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative has begun its free Summer Food Service Program for kids in Portland, South Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, and other areas throughout Cumberland County. Children 18 and under are invited to enjoy a free, nutritious meal while s...

  • Cumberland puppy walks across street, wins Best in Show

    CUMBERLAND — Folks came from all over New England and beyond to test their pooches at a dog show held recently at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. But Pippin, an 8-month-old Samoyed female, just walked over from across the street and grabbed Best Puppy in Show. Joanne Fryer of...

  • RSU 1 chairman sees flaws behind decision in cost-sharing lawsuit

    BATH — After a Sagadahoc County Superior Court justice ruled that Regional School Unit 1 overcharged West Bath more than $1.9 million over four years, the School Board chairman is arguing that the cost-sharing formula applied in that case would be unfair to the member communities. Ju...

  • Portland free clinic getting help from its Friends

    PORTLAND — The Rev. Ellen Schoepf, associate pastor of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, is adamant in her determination to help the Portland Community Free Clinic. "Quality health care is a right, not a privilege," Schoepf said last month. "I see this as a major justice issue."

  • Sewer projects a chunk of Portland capital improvement plan

    PORTLAND — City councilors on July 7 are expected to give a first reading to the 2015 Capital Improvement Plan, which includes $12.6 million in General Fund bonds. The outlay of equipment and vehicle purcha...