May 14, 2018 RSS feed / Local

Firefighters burn building as part of training exercise

BATH The building at 8 State Road in Bath was destroyed in a fire that was intentionally set on Saturday. The culprit? Local firefighters who were honing their life-saving skills. More...

Trout talk is Tuesday

FREEPORT — The critical habitats of several local waterways will be the topic of a presentation Tuesday following the Freeport Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting. More...

Bath restaurant’s reopening serves up a heap of helping

BATH The reopening last week of the Southgate Family Restaurant was more than just a literal rising from the ashes for a beloved local business. It was also a boost for another local family still recovering from their own tragedy. More...

Maine Cub Scouts welcome girls

Scout-o-Rama held in Freeport

At her first Scout-o-Rama in Freeport on Saturday, 8- year-old Shannon Nielsen said she loved being a Cub Scout and that this was her favorite scouting event so far. More...

Roads, salaries pushing Phippsburg spending up

PHIPPSBURG Road maintenance is driving spending increases in Phippsburg’s proposed 2019 budget. More...

Plane makes emergency landing, flips over in Phippburg

PHIPPSBURG   An emergency landing for a plane on a Phippsburg beach Friday night went awry when it flipped over — but there were no injuries in the incident.  According to Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Thibeault, at a More...

Lisbon police receive 11 reports of vandalism in 2 weeks

LISBON   Lisbon residents are being asked to speak up if they know anything about a spate of vandalism in the village during the last two weeks.  “We’ve asked the public to come forward,” said Police Chief Marc Hagan. More...

Police: Richmond man killed in Bowdoinham highway crash

State Police say a Richmond man was killed late Friday night when his pickup truck crashed into trees off Interstate 295. More...

Scout-o-rama to draw thousands to Freeport

FREEPORT   Freeport will be overrun with Boy Scouts Saturday as L.L. Bean again hosts the annual Scout-o-rama on the grounds surrounding its flagship store.  The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a parade of scouts down Main Street. More...

Japanese fashion trends boost L.L. Bean sales

FREEPORT (AP) — While L.L. More...

Lowe’s asked to remove product with ‘neurotoxin’ chemicals

BRUNSWICK   Tracy Gregoire didn’t go to the Brunswick Lowe’s Home Improvement store Thursday to get supplies for a project.  Instead, she delivered a letter urging the retail chain to remove a paint stripper from the store&rsquo More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR ELIZABETH STROUT spoke recently at People Plus Author’s Chat. More...

Topsham educator DeSimio looks for holes to mend

Jared DeSimio has a day job as an education technician at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. But in his spare time he’s an artist, working with discarded fabrics and clothing to turn them into functional and unique items. More...

Student Notes

HAMILTON COLLEGE   Julia F. Carpenter of Brunswick, was named the recipient of The David J. Gray Senior Prize in Sociology at Hamilton College’s annual Class & Charter Day, held on May 7  BECKER COLLEGE   More...

SPRING COMES TO THE CATHANCE

THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING has brought a return of activity to the Cathance River in Bowdoinham, including the return of docks and boating activity, as seen here. More...

Don’t stop believin’

Meet Journey!

BRUNSWICK Coastal Humane Society is so excited to help our latest rescue group from Castoff Pet Rescue in Georgia find homes on Saturday, May 12, though we might be most happy about helping a very special little dog named Journey who has had a rough More...

Richmond food pantry ready to stamp out hunger on Saturday

RICHMOND   Business is about to pick up for volunteers at the Richmond Area Food Pantry.  Not only will they be getting their regular food delivery next Friday, they’re also preparing to be flooded with donations from Saturday’s More...

Dem gubernatorial forum in Brunswick

SEVEN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in June share a light-hearted moment at Brunswick High School on Wednesday, during a forum hosted by the Democratic committees More...

Mid Coast-Parkview Health celebrates Nurses Week

BRUNSWICK   This year, Mid Coast–Parkview Health recognizes more than 600 staff nurses during Nurses Week, May 6 –-12. More...

MTA Work Underway

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