April 20, 2018 RSS feed / Local

Gelato Fiasco Scoop-a-Thon to benefit Brunswick Teen Center

BRUNSWICK   Gelato Fiasco and the Brunswick Area Teen Center are asking residents to again support Brunswick area youth at a special scooping event on Wednesday, April 25.  The Gelato Fiasco flagship store will donate all sales beyond the s More...

Patten Free hosting tabletop game event

BATH — On Saturday, April 28, Patten Free Library will once again host a day of tabletop gaming in the Reading Room. The event is free and open to all. More...

Curtis Library to hold Space Day program

BRUNSWICK — In honor of the 20th anniversary of Space Day, Curtis Memorial Library on April 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. More...

Film focuses on climate action

BRUNSWICK — Citizens’ Climate Lobby — Bath- Brunswick will air a segment from the National Geographic film series, “Years of Living Dangerously” on Wednesday, May 2, at 2 p.m. More...

People plus pic of the week

THE BRUNSWICK AREA TEEN CENTER thanks the Brunswick dental office of James A. Oshetski for its recent donation of 150 toothcare sets including brushes, toothpaste and rinse. More...

Pipe work to close Brunswick’s Union St.

BRUNSWICK   Union Street will be closed for part of next week, as work on pipe installation continues.  More...

Virtual canal tour to take place in Bath on April 28

BATH   Most winters, the Bath Historical Society, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay jointly sponsor a 2.3- mile walk along Bath’s Peterson Canal.   More...

Lisbon kitchen fire displaces tenants

LISBON   A fire at a School Street apartment building left tenants without a home, at least temporarily.  Firefighters were called to 24 School St., a four-unit apartment building, just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.  More...

Successful Book Sale

Last week’s Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Annual Spring Used Book Sale brought in 9,000 books, selling more than 5,500 and raising more than $4,500 for priority hospital projects and health career scholarships. More...

Maine GOP, Dem leaders co-chair civility initiative

BRUNSWICK The chairs of the Maine Republican and Democratic parties will co-chair the Make Shift Coffee House’s new advisory board. More...

Lobster boat races returning to Harpswell

HARPSWELL   After a brief hiatus, the much-loved lobster boat races are returning to Harpswell this summer.  The races, which started in 1987, last took place in 2013.  “The original people were just tired after 26 years,” More...

Lisbon seeking help to fund EMS services

LISBON   Lisbon is looking for help to pay for its emergency medical services.  Town Councilors Tuesday approved applying to receive aid from the state's Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services fund to help offset a new cost for E More...

Pet of the Week

Meet Kurt!

BRUNSWICK   Kurt is a jovial gentleman kitty looking for a home! He is inquisitive and social, but not a velcro kitty from what we’ve observed! Kurt is 5 years old, neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. More...

Spend Earth Day among the trees

BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites kids and families to learn how to identify trees in spring on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Butler Head Preserve in Bath. More...

That really got his goat

RICHMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL advisor Patrick Gallogly kisses a goat supplied by Richmond Police Chieft Scott MacMaster, also pictured, during an assembly April 12. More...

RSU 5 seeks community input on district’s future

FREEPORT Regional School Unit 5 is developing a new strategic plan to guide education in the district for years to come, and the RSU wants the people of Durham, Freeport and Pownal to weigh in. More...

School vacation week activities planned for kids of all ages

LISBON   School’s out — for the week — but there is still plenty for kids of all ages to do.  One such event is the return of the popular Big Truck Day at the Topsham Public Library. More...

Down East editor to speak at Brunswick event

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association’s Speaker Series will host Down East Magazine Editor Kathleen Fleury on Thursday, April 26, at The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern. Open to the public. More...

Lisbon to put medical marijuana ordinance in place

LISBON   The wait for retail medical marijuana operations in Lisbon will soon be over.  A 90-day moratorium put in place by councilors in January is set to expire, but a new ordinance is ready for adoption. More...

‘Scott’s Law’ bill signed by LePage

BRUNSWICK   A bill to align the state’s retirement disability standards to those used by the Veterans Administration has become with Gov. Paul LePage’s signature.  More...