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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, toddler Alaina, and bulldog Walter. He has released four CDs of original music and does occasional research work for Marvel Comics' collected editions.

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  • Published
    February 26, 2020

    Sifting History’s Sands: Desert of Maine owner seeks to separate truth from myth at Freeport landmark

    Mela Heestand plans to incorporate her research into this summer’s tours.

  • Published
    February 26, 2020

    Brunswick councilor to hold public office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick at-large town councilor Dan Ankeles will hold public office hours from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the tables by Wild Oats Bakery and Café inside downtown’s Tontine Mall. “I am always grateful when people come to these events and speak up about what’s important to them,” he said. “It helps me […]

  • Published
    February 26, 2020

    Midcoast Audubon offers summer camp scholarships

    BRUNSWICK — The Merrymeeting Chapter of the Maine Audubon Society is awarding scholarships for children to two Maine summer camps About 30 full- or half-cost scholarships will be awarded to attend the University of Maine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Centers. Children now in grades 3-5 qualify for scholarships to Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville; children […]

  • Published
    February 26, 2020

    Fur trapper weighs in amid Midcoast plans to tackle rabies

    Nelson Frost of Brunswick, a trapper most of his life, says it’s a more humane way to deal with animal overpopulation, and resultant sickness and starvation.

  • Published
    February 25, 2020

    Harpswell town budget could rise 3% to reach $5.8M

    The spending plan, which goes to a town vote March 14, includes funds for town office and recycling center improvements.

  • Published
    February 25, 2020

    Brunswick Naval Aviation Museum honors 1978 crash victims with refurbished aircraft

    A ceremony around the P-3 aircraft on display at Brunswick Landing is planned for August.

  • Published
    February 25, 2020

    Topsham Police Beat: Feb. 18-24

    Arrests 2/19 at 9:17 a.m. Todd Defreitas, 48, of Katie Lane, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Jose Gomez on Katie Lane. 2/19 at 8:44 p.m. Zachary Peavey, 27, of West School House Crossing Road, was arrested on a warrant by Sgt. Robert Ramsay on West School House Crossing Road. 2/23 at 10:48 a.m. […]

  • Published
    February 25, 2020

    Cumberland taxes could rise 3.5% next year

    That percentage includes early town and school numbers, and could increase taxes on an average $420,000 home in Cumberland by $294.

  • Published
    February 25, 2020

    Bath Police Beat: Feb. 15-23

    Arrests 2/15 at 5:22 p.m. Elijah Morrill, 31, of Calk Hill Road, Dresden, was arrested by Cpl. Mark Steele on North Street on charges of violation of condition of release and operating under the influence. Summonses 2/18 Jacob Coulombe, 20, of Windjammer Way, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Kaake on Pine Street on […]

  • Published
    February 25, 2020

    Brunswick Police Beat: Feb. 17-24

    Arrests 2/17 at 9:51 p.m. Barbara Tucker, 68, of Libby Lane, was arrested by Officer Joshua Bernier on Maine Street on a charge of assault. 2/18 at 4:31 p.m. Paul Hersom, 32, of Cumberland Street, was arrested by Officer Colby Leavitt on Cumberland Street on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 2/20 […]

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