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  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • Topsham selectmen send $8.5M budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — A proposed $8.54 million budget, a decrease of nearly $32,000 from the current fiscal year, goes to a Town Meeting vote May 14. The Board of Selectmen on April 10 unanimously approved the proposal and several warrant articles, which voters will consider by line item next mo...

  • RSU 1 board weighs $15K for outdoor learning program

    BATH — At a budget forum Monday that ran less than an hour, the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors discussed restoring $15,000 for a canoe and camping education program. RSU 1's proposed fiscal 2015 budget could increase 2.3 percent in fiscal 2015, while the amount to come fro...

  • Library to present 'Tops of Topsham'

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 15-19 with a "Tops of Topsham" program. Residents will be asked to vote for a book that has changed their lives, and collaborate on a piece of art at the library. All the "Tops" books will go into a ...

  • Topsham taxes may rise while town budget shrinks

    TOPSHAM — If approved at Town Meeting next month, the fiscal 2015 municipal budget could decline about $18,000, to $8.56 million. But with assessments to School Administrative District 75 (up 9.16 percent as currently proposed) and Sagadahoc County (up 3.14 percent) included, and rev...

  • Bath man dies after vehicle collision

    BATH — A 30-year-old city resident died Saturday, April 5, from injuries he received the day before in a motor vehicle collision. Alexander Coffin, who died at Maine Medical Center in Portland, was driving his 2005 Suzuki 600 motorcycle north on Oak Grove Avenue, and Debbie Knowlton,...

  • Yarmouth school rallies around 4th-grader with degenerative disease

    YARMOUTH — Jared Conant's fourth-grade classmates didn't understand why he had trouble on the playground and was slower than them in gym. They didn't get why he walked on his tiptoes and struggled to get up off the floor. They'd never been taught about Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Freeport RSU withdrawal panel seeks public input

    FREEPORT — The committee working on a plan for the town to withdraw from Regional School Unit 5 will host a panel discussion and public forum next week to solicit input on the future of Freeport High School. The Freeport High School Community Visioning Forum is set for Thursday, Apri...

  • Wal-Mart proposal includes Falmouth street overhaul

    FALMOUTH — A proposed expansion of Wal-Mart's garden center will be the subject of a public hearing at the Town Council's next regular meeting, Wednesday, April 16. The proposal also comes with a $525,000 plan to revamp Hat Trick Drive. Joan Fortin, an attorney representing Wa...

  • After 25 years, Portland’s Pepperclub restaurant is leaving town

    PORTLAND — The city’s reputation for food grows every day. But are the new, deep-pocketed bistros eating their elders? After 25 years, the Pepperclub on Middle Street is leaving Portland. “Portland is becoming a little cutthroat,” said co-owner Melissa Sawyer...