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  • Harpswell, Brunswick clammers plan historic seeding project

    HARPSWELL — Clammers in Harpswell and Brunswick are planning a massive seeding effort to boost the stock of soft-shell clams in rich harvesting areas. The Harpswell Marine Resources Committee agreed to the plan at its Aug. 26 meeting, committing volunteers and funding to help spread ...

  • Falmouth lawyer charged with possessing child pornography

    FALMOUTH — A local attorney was arrested Wednesday morning by Maine State Police for allegedly possessing child pornography. Lawrence Winger, 63, of 12 Bay Shore Drive, was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit. He came to the attention of state police within the last month, acco...

  • Land trust has purchase of islands off Harpswell in sight

    HARPSWELL — A $250,000 donation from L.L. Bean has boosted hope that the Maine Coast Heritage Trust will complete the purchase of the Goslings islands. In May, the Topsham-based trust announced it was offered the opportunity to buy and preserve the trio of Casco Bay islands, and...

  • Habitat for Humanity moving from Bath to Topsham

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is moving its ReStore and administrative offices to Topsham. The organization has been at 108 Centre St. in Bath for seven years. The ReStore has been well received, prompting expansion of its merchandising and retail space to further serve ...

  • Fundraising pace delays completion of colonial ship replica in Bath

    BATH — The pinnace Virginia has faced challenges both times it's been built. First was the harsh winter of 1607-1608, when the vessel – the first European ship built in New England – was constructed at the short-lived Popham Colony on the shores of the Kennebec ...

  • Topsham will seek new town planner this fall

    TOPSHAM — The town will advertise for a new planning director after completion of the six-month probationary period of Town Manager Rich Roedner. Roedner, the former planner, was hired in October 2002. He became the interim town manager when

  • 3 teenagers charged in South Portland burglaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three teenagers were charged in a rash of residential burglaries in the city spanning from July to late this month. Police Sgt. Steven Webster said approximately 30 burglaries were reported in which burglars entered private homes and stole items. Webster said several...

  • Falmouth council fine-tunes library bond referendum

    FALMOUTH — After yet another long discussion about the language of a Nov. 4 referendum on Falmouth Memorial Library renovations, the Town Council on Monday called for more clarification. Councilors scheduled more discussion for Sept. 8, and a public hearing for Sept. 22. ...