Each winter, we ski on crosscountry trails minutes from our house. The trails are lovely, affording glimpses of marsh and coast, showcasing why, almost 25 years ago, we stayed in Brunswick to raise a family. To the naked eye, this is storybook Maine, but the former Brunswick Naval Air Station has a history of pollution, including lead from munitions dumps and other toxics.
Nestled between the goblins of Halloween and the turkey of Thanksgiving came a little advertised news story that will have a big impact on a little school. In early November the Harpswell Coastal Academy underwent a mandatory review by the Maine Charter School Commission.
The value of Maine State Police drones came into sharp focus in the aftermath of a silo explosion that injured three people last month.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering the future of a $12 million tax break program after a state report found the benefits aren’t necessarily flowing to the businesses that the law originally targeted.
SOUTH PORTLAND(AP) — Forestry officials say they will set out parasitic flies in a Maine city to try to help control an invasive species of moth.
PORTLAND (AP) — The former owner of a Portland, Maine, market is scheduled to plead guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government.
HANCOCK (AP) — A Maine man says his four puppies that were stolen over the weekend have been returned to him.
Owner Jeffrey Long says his four of his six purebred pit bull puppies were stolen from his home Sunday afternoon. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said late Monday that three of the four puppies were returned to Long’s family.
KITTERY (AP) — A Maine town is holding a disciplinary hearing for a local sex shop after complaints of indecent conduct in the store’s viewing booths.
PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is due about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen, but it looks like an extended shutdown is looming.
No suspects have been identified in connection to a bomb threat at Freeport High School last week.
Freeport Police Chief Susan Nourse said Monday that the case remains under investigation.
BRUNSWICK — An early morning fire Saturday destroyed an outbuilding on Durham Road.
The fire was reported at 6:14 a.m. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said the person who reported the fire was driving by the residence at 485 Durham Road when he saw the fire. He stopped and woke up the family who was still sleeping.
Now through Dec. 16, people have a chance to win toys and support their local library.
Topsham — Local photographer John Bald will deliver a slide presentation and talk on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
With Christmas just around the corner, Bath United Methodist Church volunteers are gathering presents to make a gift-giving Christmas possible for underprivileged families in western Maine.
BRUNSWICK — The Coastal Humane Society is teaming up with Petco of Topsham for All for Holiday Homes, a mega adoption weekend on Dec. 2-3 at the Topsham Fair Mall location. Dozens of puppies, kittens, adult dogs and cats will be up for adoption from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.