Curbsides around downtown Freeport stores looked a lot better last Wednesday after Matt Theriault got done putting down dark bark mulch. Theriault works for Rosengren Landscaping of Freeport. Staff photo by Larry GrardThe MidCoast Boomer Band plays at the Fuego Diablo Open Mic Music Night, April 25 at the home of Jamie and Wren Pearson on Loring Lane in Pownal. It was Fuego Diablo’s biggest crowd yet, with 68 attendees, 17 performers and standing-room only. The next music night will be on June 6, and the Pearsons are hoping to start their outdoor schedule, weather permitting. Call 408-3185 or go to Courtesy photoShaw Brothers Construction of Gorham is working for the Department of Transportation along Route 1 North in Freeport for the next several weeks. The company will rebuild the road’s shoulder, then shim it with pavement, and then pave the 2-mile stretch. Here, a crane operator spreads gravel Monday morning along a portion of the road near Maine Idyll Court. Staff photo by Larry Grard

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