January 24, 2017 RSS feed / Local

Storm means cancellations throughout Midcoast

BRUNSWICK   Today’s wintery mess of a storm has led to a number of cancellations in the Midcoast.  More...

KELT to preview latest preserve via snowshoe

WESTPORT ISLAND   The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to explore Squam Creek Preserve on Westport Island on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 9:30 am.  The Squam Creek property is in the process of being acquired by the land trust.  More...

Ambassador Pope to present ‘American Security in the 21st Century’ at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK   Ambassador Laurence Pope, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1967, returns to campus Monday, Feb. 6, to deliver the talk "American Security in the 21st Century” in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.  More...

STUDENT NOTES

NAZARETH COLLEGE   Brittney Shelton of Pownal was named to dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Nazareth College  ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY   More...

State entomologist to talk about browntail infestation at library

Event postponed until Thursday due to weather forecast

TOPSHAM Topsham residents are invited to learn more Tuesday night about the pesky browntail moth from Maine Forest Service entomologist Charlene Donahue. The event will start at 6 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, located at 25 Foreside Road. More...

Parking ban in Brunswick tomorrow  Free Access 

The town of Brunswick has declared a parking ban starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. More...

Lisbon to talk dispatch consolidation

UPDATE: Postponed until Jan. 31

LISBON The Lisbon Town Council will hold a workshop Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the town office to discuss dispatch consolidation. More...

Volunteers sought for 18th Annual Read Aloud

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HUDNER CHRISTENING APRIL 1

THE FUTURE USS THOMAS HUDNER is outfitted with a 5-inch gun at Bath Iron Works, as seen in this December 2016 Facebook photo. More...

Lunch and Learn Series at the Landing Y

BRUNSWICK — Dr. Richard Giustra of Brunswick, a retired orthopedic surgeon, will be hosting an informative Lunch and Learn Series at the Landing Y on “Wellness of the Extremities and Lower Back”. More...

Conservation trusts to present documentary film

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage trust will be presenting the film “Community Conservation — Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture” at the Frontier Café on Thursday, Jan. More...

Freeport Community Services to hold annual gala

FREEPORT — Freeport Community Services’ Annual White Nights “Keep the Light On” gala celebration will be held Jan. 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PAT O'BRIEN, Director of Marketing for Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, right, at People Plus’s FYI! Olive Oil 101 event last week. More...

Richmond train bridge being dismantled

RICHMOND   A low clearance railroad bridge that has been hit several times in past years — and shaved off the top of many box trailers like a sardine can — is soon to be one less obstacle for drivers.  The state-owned railroad t More...

Remember When?

Bath’s Florence Nightingale

BATH   Excerpts from Parker McCobb Reed’s History of Bath and Environs, Sagadahoc County, Maine (1894), Henry Wilson Owen’s History of Bath, Maine (1936) and Bath Historical Newsletter #8 September 1990.  More...

TrainRiders hires first director

PORTLAND   Rail advocacy group TrainRiders Northeast has hired George O’Keefe, Jr., of Winthrop as its first ever executive director  O’Keefe is a Master’s Degree candidate in the Policy, Planning, and Management Program, More...

Red Cross critically needs donors after severe blood shortage

BRUNSWICK   Following several rounds of severe winter weather, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.  More...

Service for environmental journalist

BRUNSWICK — A memorial service for Phyllis Austin will be held Monday, January 23, 2017, 11 a.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St. in Brunswick. More...

Connecting seniors in Maine’s oldest town

Harpswell call program will reach the elderly

HARPSWELL This week, Harpswell Aging at Home kick started a new Seniors Connecting program to reach out to seniors with weekly phone calls. More...

Crash leads to outage

TOPSHAM   Hundreds of Central Maine Power Co. customers were without electricity for about five hours as crews repaired a utility pole sheared by a car Wednesday morning.  The crash was reported at 8:46 a.m. More...