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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, 4-year-old daughter Alaina, and 7-year-old 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
    April 7, 2020

    Freeport-area school budget would increase taxes 4.36%

    The RSU 5 School Board OKs a $35.4 million budget for FY ’21, now due to go to two district-wide votes. However, it’s uncertain whether the votes will go ahead as scheduled amid concerns over the pandemic.

  • Published
    April 7, 2020

    Bath-area school district’s proposed $38M budget could raise taxes 3.4%

    The first principal bond payment on the new Morse High School, largely offset by state subsidy, accounts for most of the 13% spending hike.

  • Published
    April 7, 2020

    Topsham Police Beat: March 30-April 6

    Arrests 3/31 at 6:02 p.m. Jeremy Steenson, 35, of Ridge Road, Bowdoinham, was arrested by Officer Bruce Swanson on Augusta Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/2 at 2:18 p.m. Nicholas Reilly, 23, of Demons Way, was arrested by Officer Gabrielle Mathieu on Demons Way on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing. […]

  • Published
    April 7, 2020

    Brunswick Police Beat: March 31-April 6

    Arrests 3/31 at 8:41 p.m. David McCranie, 33, of Seafarer Lane, Bath, was arrested by Officer James Fisher on Pleasant Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/3 at 11:04 p.m. Brittany Tucker, 33, of Tedford Road, Topsham, was arrested by Officer Christopher Wolongevicz on Bath Road on a charge of violating condition […]

  • Published
    April 6, 2020

    Bath Police Beat: March 30-April 5

    Arrests No arrests were reported from March 30 to April 5. Summonses 4/4 Benjamin Woodin, 26, of Bath Street, was issued a summons by Officer Brett McIntire on Bath Street on a charge of indecent conduct. 4/6 Sidney Griffin, 28, of Foster’s Point Road, West Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Kaake on […]

  • Published
    April 6, 2020

    Cumberland Police Beat: March 26-31

    Arrests No arrests or criminal summonses were reported from March 24-29. Fire calls 3/27 at 4:23 p.m. Building fire on Cross Road. 3/29 at 8:28 a.m. Sprinkler activation on U.S. Route 1. 3/29 at 2:58 p.m. Smoke detector activation on Main Street. EMS Cumberland emergency medical services responded to nine calls from March 26-31.

  • Published
    April 6, 2020

    North Yarmouth Select Board chairman resigns

    Bill Whitten’s sudden departure means there are three seats up for grabs in June’s election.

  • Published
    March 31, 2020

    Cumberland, North Yarmouth offer grocery services amid pandemic

    Groups in North Yarmouth and Cumberland are looking to hear from those in need as they recruit volunteers to help.

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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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