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  • Brunswick Cook's Corner road cost estimate: $2.2M

    BRUNSWICK — A public road project proposed to open land for development in Cook's Corner could cost more than $2.2 million, according to a preliminary engineering report. The new projection is roughly $600,000 more than earlier estimates. Town officials stressed that the figur...

  • Former Navy housing fills niche in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A little more than two years after going on the market, close to half of the former U.S. Navy housing in the McKeen Street neighborhood has been sold.  As of the end of September, 108 of 232 homes in the McKeen Street Landing development were sold and four more ...

  • Portland waterfront waste to help launch new business model

    PORTLAND — The lingering question was simple for Icelandic businesswoman Erla Petursdottir. "What do we do with fish guts?" she said Thursday Oct. 16. In Maine, the same question is asked about lobster shells. The answer may be found in the New England Ocean Cluster, an...

  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Hearing on Portland storm water fee shifted to Casco Bay High School

    PORTLAND — The first City Council Finance Committee public hearing on a proposed storm water fee for property owners will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave. The hearing had been planned for Deering High School; the new location was announced...

  • Spring Street reconstruction plans on view Wednesday

    PORTLAND — The future of Spring Street will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 24 of City Hall. Hosted by the city Department of Planning & Urban Development, the meeting on the Spring Street Re-Design Project will outline the future vision for the street from High to Te...

  • 2 contests in Casco Bay Lines board elections

    PORTLAND — Residents of Peaks and Cliff islands in Casco Bay will fill out larger ballots Nov. 4 than their mainland counterparts, with four seats on the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors up for election. Races for only two seats on the ferry service board are contested. Incu...

  • Obama, Hillary Clinton to rally for Michaud

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud will get more support from national party figures with visits from President Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the Michaud campaign, Clinton will appe...

  • Brunswick zoning committee plans new rewrite

    BRUNSWICK — The committee directing the town's zoning overhaul has set a new target of June to bring an updated ordinance to the Town Council for approval. Planning Director Anna Breinich reported on the new timeline at Tuesday's Planni...