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  • Topsham high school study could wrap up this month

    TOPSHAM — A facilities study to determine whether Mt. Ararat High School should be renovated or replaced could be complete later this month, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Brad Smith said July 30. With a recommendation from Portland-based architectural firm PDT in h...

  • Portland council puts measure aimed at Fore St. project on Nov. ballot

    PORTLAND — A referendum question designed to limit development at the Portland Co. complex could be costly and emotional. The manner in which it was added to the Nov. 3 ballot by city councilors on Monday night guaranteed it will be a long, expensive read for voters. Coun...

  • Bath man accused of firing weapon during argument

    BATH — A Crawford Drive man faces a weapons charge after allegedly firing a handgun inside his residence during an argument with a family member Sunday evening, July 5, according to police. Henry Cygan, 71, is accused of reckless conduct with a firearm, a Class C felony, according to...

  • Shakespeare returns to Brunswick Mall

    BRUNSWICK — Shakespeare on the Mall returns this summer, offering free live theater in the center of town. Building on the success of last summer's "The Tempest," director Al Miller of the Theater Project said he hopes to draw more people this year with performances of "Romeo an...

  • Navy to hold meeting on former Brunswick explosives site

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy will hold a public meeting July 15 about potential remediation plans for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Area at the former Naval Air Station. The Navy found that the releases of chemicals and munitions items at Site 12 "do not present unacceptable risks...

  • Cumberland seeks all-ages input for 'Aging in Place' survey

    CUMBERLAND — If a resident wants to spend the rest of his or her life in town, without being forced to move by factors like rising taxes or a need to downsize, the new Aging in Place Committee wants to make sure that can happen.

  • Falmouth opens town's first 'enhanced mobility' trail

    FALMOUTH — Getting out onto the trails is getting a little easier. A new "enhanced mobility" trail was constructed in the Woods Road Community Forest last week. The trail i...

  • Longtime band director brings music home to North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nina Oatley Walsh won't have to travel far to reach her next gig. As the director for 18 years of what it now the Maine Pops Concert Band, Walsh is bringing her group to her hometown on Sunday, July 12. The Village Green concert starts at 5 p.m. and is schedul...

  • North Yarmouth special election to be held Sept. 21

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A special election to fill Clark Whittier's recently vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen will be held Sept. 21. Nomination papers, available at the office of Town Clerk Debbie Grover, are due back Aug. 6. Whittier in April

  • Summer pick-up orchestra plays at UNE in Portland

    PORTLAND — For orchestral musicians, summer can now mean music to their ears. The University of New England has started a Summer Reading Orchestra, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for orchestral musicians to play and learn new pieces in a relaxed setting. Deirdre McClure, an adjun...