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  • Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

    TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joint effort between School Administrative District 75 and the Topsham Public Library,...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • Sagadahoc-Lincoln jail faces financial uncertainty

    WISCASSET — While not filling open positions should help the Two Bridges Regional Jail get through the rest of this fiscal year, jail officials are looking for ways to cope with potential revenue cuts, including contracting with other counties to receive revenue directly for housing their p...

  • Brunswick composites program: 'Poster child' for education-industry partnership

    BRUNSWICK — Behind the doors of an otherwise unremarkable building at Brunswick Landing, a unique program is educating a new generation of experts in advanced composite materials.  In collaboration with commercial partners, Southern Maine Community College's

  • Cape Elizabeth's Williams named Maine chief of the year

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Crime may not be a major concern in Cape Elizabeth, but the Police Department always seems busy. It's due in part to the effort by Chief Neil Williams to keep himself and his officers heavily involved in the community. That attitude, along with 41 years of exper...

  • South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary responds to 'moving target' of veterans' needs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For the third consecutive year, the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth has provided supplemental assistance to homeless veterans across Maine.  According to a study by the

  • Brunswick library gets $92K financial literacy grant

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library has been awarded a $92,000 grant to develop a community-wide financial literacy program. The library was one of 21 selected nationwide by the American Library Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This is the second time...

  • Brunswick Planning Board gives initial OK to proposed Boody Street subdivision

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a sketch plan for the Chamberlain Woods subdivision, clearing the way for the developer to submit a final plan to the town. The sketch plan, submitted by Coastal Building Investments, is the newest form of a proposed deve...

  • Brunswick council OKs permit parking on Page Street

    BRUNSWICK — An emergency ordinance amendment prohibiting nonresident overnight parking on Page Street was unanimously approved Monday by the Town Council.  Under the new rules, vehicles that do not bear a Police Department-issued permit are prohibited from parking on the st...

  • Harpswell petition buys time for Mitchell Field water tower

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen will put off a final decision on the Mitchell Field water tower by as much as a year, to give a group of residents time to come up with a plan to repair and use the structure.  Selectmen earlier said they