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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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    March 31, 2020

    Topsham Police Beat: March 23-30

    Arrests No arrests were reported from March 24-29. Summonses 3/29 at 12:15 a.m. Thomas Larkin, 52, of Tufton Street, Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Jose Gomez on Monument Place on a charge of operating after suspension. Fire calls 3/23 at 1:59 p.m. Assist Bowdoin. 3/23 at 10:56 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bypass […]

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    March 31, 2020

    Maine’s First Ship postpones launch of Virginia to October

    Lack of a wharf and the impact of coronavirus are two reasons the Bath organizations cited.

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    March 31, 2020

    SAD 51 postpones school project in wake of pandemic

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A June referendum on the acquisition of town-owned land for a new SAD 51 primary school has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district had sought a vote this spring for North Yarmouth residents to vote on gifting  land to SAD 51. That vote is off, Superintendent […]

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    March 31, 2020

    Brunswick Police Beat: March 23-30

    Arrests 3/23 at 5:18 p.m. Julia White, 52, of Homeplace, Topsham, was arrested by Officer Adam Merrill on Pleasant Street on a charge of operating under the influence. Summonses 3/23 at 5:14 p.m. Haven Willis, 45, of Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Joshua Bernier on Maine Street on a charge of drinking in […]

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    March 31, 2020

    Bath Police Beat: March 23-29

    Arrests 3/29 at 6:28 p.m. Nicole Robinson, 33, of Washington Street, was arrested by Officer Ryan Kaake on Washington Street on a charge of violation of condition of release. Summonses No criminal summonses were reported between March 24-29. Fire calls 3/23 at 4:20 a.m. Fire alarm on Front Street. 3/24 at 2:22 p.m. Fire alarm […]

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    March 31, 2020

    Yarmouth police investigate 3rd cemetery theft

    YARMOUTH — Police are looking into a third theft of a statue from a grave at Holy Cross Cemetery. The department received a report the morning of March 19 of Jesus and Mary statues being stolen from the Smith Street graveyard. The approximately 2-foot-tall statues had last been seen about 10 days prior, according to […]

  • Published
    March 30, 2020

    Bath-area high school on target, budget for February 2021 opening

    The coronavirus pandemic has so far not delayed progress.

  • Published
    March 30, 2020

    Yarmouth manager aims to reduce town-school tax hike below 4%

    The Town Council is due Thursday, April 2, to vote on a placeholder budget in order to begin deliberations, which have been postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Published
    March 27, 2020

    SAD 75 budget could grow due to new school, but taxes could drop

    Of the 9% spending increase, 7.5% comes from debt service toward the new Mt. Ararat High School.

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    March 27, 2020

    Southern Midcoast police departments increase vigilance in wake of pandemic

    Threat of coronavirus infection has made the police even more cautious about how they initiate physical contact with the public.

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