February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Local

TOP SPELLERS

RECENTLY, 19 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED in the Brunswick Jr. High School Spelling Bee. It lasted almost two hours and went 16 rounds of both spelling and vocabulary. More...

Grant goal: Come to Freeport from Canada

FREEPORT   A $10,000 grant from the Maine Department of Tourism will help Freeport USA persuade more Canadian visitors to travel to Maine this year.  “This is the fourth time we’ve been awarded,” Freeport USA Executive Dir More...

Police: Say ‘no’ to ‘Can you hear me now?’ scammers

LISBON Lisbon police alerted residents of a phone scam Tuesday after one of their own received a so-called “Can you hear me now?” calls that have been occurring across the state and country. More...

Driver charged after allegedly hitting Brunswick drive-thru

BRUNSWICK Brunswick police arrested a Phippsburg man for operating under the influence after he allegedly struck the Taco Bell/KFC with his vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Gurnet Road. More...

BHS Speech & Debate has good showing

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School hosted more than 30 schools and more than 300 competitors who attended the Maine State Championship Tournament Saturday. More...

Boucher to give discussion on mental illness in Bath

BATH — On Monday, Feb. More...

Fish talk in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s fifth presentation of their 20th annual Winter Speaker Series, Talking Fish-Heads, will feature Nate Gray, fishery biologist with the Department of Marine Resources and Doug Watts, fish expert, ad More...

Juniper Hill to host open house

ALNA — Visitors are welcome to come tour Juniper Hill School and learn more about outdoor-based education programs for children during our an open house on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the 180 Golden Ridge Road campus in Alna. More...

IT’S COOKIE TIME AGAIN

LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS are now officially selling cookies. The Midcoast and Longreach service units held a Cookie Rally Jan. 8 to kick off the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies. More...

Holbrook to make another run in 2018

BRUNSWICK   Just three months after losing to incumbent Democrat Rep. Chellie Pingree in Maine’s 1st Congressional District, Mark Holbrook has announced that he will be running again in 2018.  More...

Maine Maritime Museum names chief curator

BATH   Maine Maritime Museum has named Anne Witty Chief Curator, replacing Senior Curator Nathan Lipfert, who will be retiring in April 2017, after spending more than four decades at the museum. Witty began her new role Jan. More...

SAD 75 gets budget forecast

TOPSHAM   School Administrative District 75 school board members got a run down of possible Fiscal Year 2018 budget issues last week that includes many unknown factors.  More...

CLEAN-UP AT R10

KOLBY MATTHEWS AND CAMERON RAFFORD, both eighth graders at Brunswick Junior High School, had a spill while measuring out the flour for a batch of play dough. More...

Shedding light on Freeport track

FREEPORT   Seeing is understanding — that's the idea behind Wednesday's site review of outdoor track lighting at Falmouth High School by the Freeport Project Review Board.  More...

Annual Peterson Canal hike returns

BATH   The public is invited to explore the scenery and history of Bath's Peterson Canal on Sunday, Feb. 5, during Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. More...

Leaky boiler pipe closes LHS Monday

LISBON   Lisbon High School was closed Monday so a section of old leaking pipe — part of the boiler system — could be repaired.  Because there was no heat in the building while the repair took place, officials decided to cancel More...

Bath Y to recognize volunteers, elect leaders at meeting

BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA will hold its annual member meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Maine Maritime Museum on Washington Street. More...

Student paintings showcased at Town Hall

BRUNSWICK   Second grader Riley Funderburk was eager to show off his work last week at the Town Hall Student Art Show in Brunswick.  More...

Meet Ruby

Pet of the Week

Here is three-year-old chow mix, Ruby, all dressed up! Ruby came to Coastal Humane from Georgia early in the Fall. We are told she once enjoyed a home, but her people moved away, unthinkably leaving her behind to fend for herself. More...

Tips leads to graffiti suspect arrest in Lisbon

LISBON   Thanks to a call from an observant citizen Thursday, Police believe they have caught the person responsible for several acts of vandalism around town.  More...