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Decision on school delayed

BRUNSWICK   The school board Wednesday tabled until January a decision on approving the Jordan Acres School site for a new elementary school, citing concern for “transparency.”  When it occurs, the vote will pertain only to the More...

Harpswell veterans to party at Togus

HARPSWELL — Members of American Legion John Leo Murray Jr. Post 171 will visit the Togus VA health center Friday to throw its annual Christmas party for long-term-care patients.  The 11 a.m. event will be the Post’s seventh.  More...

Grant to trim cost of Monhegan energy

MONHEGAN — Monhegan Island will receive $420,000 in federal funding to upgrade its power system.  Funds will help pay for solar array, generator and other equipment to reduce local energy costs, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said.  More...

U.S. convicts Brunswick woman of fraud

PORTLAND   A Brunswick woman was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. More...

Bath again warns about snow removal

BATH — With the start of winter snowfall, Bath officials have again issued a reminder to property owners and tenants that snow and ice must be cleared from sidewalks adjacent to their sites after each storm.  More...

SMCC hosts seminar on fire responses

BRUNSWICK — The Maine Fire Service Institute will host a daylong emergency response seminar at Southern Maine Community College’s Midcoast Campus at Brunswick Landing on Thursday, Dec. 12.  More...

Panel seeks uniform gun permit forms

AUGUSTA — In a joint meeting today, the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will convene a special subcommittee to vote on the weapons permit process and regulation of fireworks.  More...

Brunswick shelter waiving adoption fees

BRUNSWICK — For the rest of the month, Coastal Humane Society will host “Howliday Extravaganza” and “A Very Merry Catmas” adoption events, hoping to find homes for the shelter’s inventory of critters.  Fees wi More...

Collins to visit Topsham school

TOPSHAM — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will appear Friday at Williams- Cone Elementary School to celebrate the school’s being named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award winner by the U.S. Department of Education.  More...

Right whale rules set to be renewed

Originally set to expire Dec. 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has removed the expiration provision from an October 2008 rule on boating speeds.  More...

CORRECTION

Because of an editing error, a photo caption on Page A2 of Tuesday’s edition misidentified American Legion Department Assistant Service Officer Dean Shelton, Department Commander John Hargreaves and Department Adjutant Paul L’Heureux. More...

Wiscasset man held in shooting

Gardiner woman, shot with children in home, recovering; man, 38, faces gun charge

GARDINER   A Wiscasset man has been charged in connection with the weekend shooting of his girlfriend in a Gardiner home.  Police say 38-year-old Sean Kingston turned himself in Monday and was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohi More...

Sandy Hook forum set for library

BRUNSWICK   A panel of speakers will address violence using three different perspectives during a forum in memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  The event is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

N.H. runaway said to be found in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK   A New Hampshire teen who apparently escaped a residential treatment center was found Friday unharmed in Maine.  Leigh Bona, 41, of Nashua, said her daughter, Brenna Solberg, 16, left a treatment center for people with neurobehav More...

Late-night bar fight leads to assault charge

BRUNSWICK   A Brunswick woman was charged with assault late Monday after arriving to pick up her roommate at a local bar. More...

Student aid topic of forum today

BRUNSWICK — Dan Doiron from the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund will speak at the Thornton Oaks Retirement Community Town Matters series today at 3 p.m.  Town Matters is an occasional lecture series on diverse topics from around Brunswick More...

Drive nets 930 coats for senior citizens

FREEPORT — In November, Mainers donated 930 gently-worn adult winter coats to help ensure that every older Mainer stays warm this winter — up from 600 coats donated to seniors last year.  For every coat donated, L.L. More...

Harpswell woman juggles family, business and community interests

TOPSHAM   At first glance, Alison Hawkes may seem unassuming; because she is. But the tireless business owner, elected official, mother of four and professional craftsperson is a quiet, veritable force.  More...

Heroin bust linked to Bath

Lewiston man faces multiple counts

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a Lewiston man Thursday on charges of possessing and dealing heroin.  Macarthur Taylor, 40, of Lewiston, faces three counts: aggravated drug trafficking, drug posession and trafficking in prison contrab More...