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  • Online vehicle registry adds Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — Residents can now renew their motor vehicle registrations online. The service, known as Rapid Renewal, is offered through the secretary of state's website. It allows residents to renew their registrations via the Internet by connecting municipal and state governments thro...

  • Harpswell considers creating public access to private beach

    HARPSWELL — The town is considering public access to Cedar Beach, a private beach used by sunbathers and beachcombers. The Board of Selectmen is expected to discuss establishing a history of public access to the Bailey Island

  • Harpswell panel solicits input on Mitchell Field businesses

    HARPSWELL — For some residents, one of the biggest problems with Mitchell Field is that there's no business there. On Wednesday, April 7, residents harboring that opinion – and probably a few that don't – will get a chance to say what kind of businesses should be allowed ...

  • Updated: Lobsterman drowns in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — Authorities say they may never know exactly how a lobsterman who died Dec. 31 ended up in the 40-degree waters of Quahog Bay. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Christopher M. Hanna, 27, of Bath, drowned after falling from the Emily & Logan, a two-man lo...

  • Harpswell mulls challenge to new federal flood map

    HARPSWELL — The town may appeal new flood mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that some people believe could impede land development or increase residential insurance costs. FEMA's remapping follows a congressional mandate to reassess the 100-year floodplain for coasta...

  • SAD 75 board votes to close West Harpswell School

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted Thursday night to close the West Harpswell School after the 2009-2010 school year. The vote was 13-1, with Jane Meisenbach casting the dissenting vote. School board members said the decision was...

  • Harpswell residents criticize school consolidation option

    HARPSWELL — There was little support expressed for consolidating the town's two schools Wednesday at a Board of Selectmen public hearing. The meeting followed the completion on Monday of a finding of fact by the Strategic Planning Action Team of School Administrative District 75 ...

  • SAD 75 board to review impact of Harpswell school consolidation

    HARPSWELL — Before it approaches a decision on whether Harpswell's two elementary schools should consolidate, the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors will review a finding of fact produced by a committee looking into the proposal and hear input from a public hearing to be he...

  • Topsham selectmen asked to review Harpswell school consolidation

    TOPSHAM — Several residents opposed to the possible closing of the West Harpswell School are asking the Board of Selectmen to "conduct a detailed review" of the proposal. Their letter also asked the board to hold public hearings to discuss the matter – currently being...