November 10, 2017 RSS feed / Local

Fund set up for Bowdoin girl’s funeral expenses

BOWDOIN Five-year-old Lillian Smith of Bowdoin spent her short life smiling, enjoying her family and defying the odds given her since before she was born. More...

Troop 648 to hold spaghetti dinner

BRUNSWICK — Boy Scouts from Troop 648 in Brunswick will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the St. More...

3 charged with drug trafficking in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK   The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency charged a Brunswick man and two people from Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday with selling heroin and crack cocaine from a home located in the Maplewood Manor mobile home park.  A substantial amount o More...

WOOLWICH MONUMENT GETS FACELIFT

THANKS TO THE WORK OF ROBERT MEADE and the Woolwich Town Monument Committee, the Tanner Square Monument is getting a facelift. More...

Somali farmers to give presentation

DAMARISCOTTA   On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Somali Bantu farmers from New Roots Cooperative Farm in Lewiston will give a presentation about their new farm at the Friends Meetinghouse in Damariscotta. More...

Help firefighters ‘stuff a truck’ for MCHPP

BRUNSWICK   Brunswick firefighters are “stuffing a truck” and they need your help.  The “Stuff a Truck” food drive, which will benefit Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick, will take place from noon to 7 More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

VOLUNTEERS filled the cafe at the People Plus Center this week stuffing, addressing and sealing more than 1,000 envelopes for the People Plus annual fundraising appeal. More...

Veterans Day events planned for the area

Throughout the Midcoast, communities are taking time to honor those who served our country, recognizing the sacrifices they made in the name of freedom. The following are some of the events taking place around the region. More...

Recollections of the ’48 Election

Commentary

Editor’s note: This week's elections gave Brunswick resident Frank Heyman a chance to reflect on one of the more interesting presidential elections in the 20th century: 1948. Here are his thoughts. More...

Public hearing set for Pine Street discontinuation proposal

BRUNSWICK   A Bowdoin College request to discontinue a portion of Pine Street met with some resistance from the Brunswick Town Council Monday night, though there were enough votes to move the plan to a public hearing.  More...

Longreach Girl Scouts to serve Veterans Day dinner

BATH — On Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m., Longreach Girl Scouts from Bath, West Bath, Arrowsic, Georgetown, Woolwich and Phippsburg will be preparing and serving a free spaghetti supper for active and retired military service members at the Bath Uni More...

Midcoast historic preservation projects recognized

BATH On Tuesday, Maine Preservation recognized 16 historic preservation projects, including three local projects. More...

Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association presents ‘Chasing Coral’

BRUNSWICK — The Fishermen’s Association and Curtis Memorial Library will screen the documentary “Chasing Coral” Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. The Fishermen’s Association will moderate a panel following the film. More...

Meeting with train officials about noise set for Tuesday

BRUNSWICK   Postponed due to the Oct. More...

Freeport welcomes two new council members

FREEPORT Freeport’s Town Council chairwoman will return to the council following Tuesday’s election, in addition to two new members. More...

Rick Mason wins late wife’s Maine House seat

LISBON   Republican Rick Mason won his late wife’s House District 56 seat in Lisbon Tuesday by more than a 300-vote margin.  Mason won 1,180 votes and Democrat Scott Gaiason got 868 votes. More...

Truck rollover causes 3-hour road closure in Woolwich

WOOLWICH   Montsweag Road in Woolwich was closed for three hours Tuesday after a concrete truck rolled over when its driver attempted to navigate a sharp turn just before 10 a.m., according to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office.  More...

Fire fills Brunswick hotel with smoke

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick hotel was evacuated Monday night after smoke escaped a room and filled the second story hallway. Brunswick Fire Department was called to Days Inn at 224 Bath Road at 8:22 p.m. More...

Topsham re-elects incumbents

TOPSHAM Two incumbents were reelected to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday in a three-way race for two seats. More...

Lisbon approves bonds, elects Cunningham to school board

LISBON   Ross Cunningham came out on top of a three-way race for a three-year seat on the Lisbon School Committee.  He had been appointed by the school committee last month to fill the remainder of the term of committee member Gina Mason, w More...