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Emergency No Parking   Page Street in Brunswick, about which there was so much concern at Monday's Brunswick town council meeting, is off limits to parked vehicles on an emergency basis until February 3, one day after a scheduled public hearing on a plan to put an...

Parking Perils   A plan to set up an overnight permit parking plan on Page Street in Brunswick, near Bowdoin College, has moved a step forward. The town council has voted to hold a public hearing on the proposal on February 2, and may adopt the plan...

Suspended   Freeport town manager Peter Joseph confirms that fire chief Darrel Fournier has served a two-day suspension after town officials determined that the chief's part-time job with a fire restoration company might have created the appearance of a conflict of interest. The company, Paul Davis Restorations,...

King Day   It's a day that's being observed in a variety of ways on the Midcoast. Some are working, some have the day off, for some it's a day of remembrance, and for some it's a day of service. It's a day that's being observed not...

Dump?   That's the word used by third district Brunswick school board member Chris McCarthy at Wednesday night's board meeting to describe the state of the physical plants at the Coffin Elementary and Junior High Schools. The comment came in another of many recent board discussions of...

Lower Electricity Rates   Due to a decision by the Public Utilities Commission, home and small business customers served by Central Maine Power  and buying electricity through the state's standard offer will see their rates drop rather than increase, as had been feared. The P-U-C has accepted...

Patriots Prevail   But it didn't come easily. The Patriots trailed through much of the game but won it in the closing minutes over Baltimore, 35-31. Next up for the Patriots will be the winner of tomorrow's AFC battle pitting Denver against Indianapolis. Bruins On A Roll   The Bruins...

Variable Weather on the Midcoast   A little bit of everything in today's weather. After the departure of the worst of the extreme cold, the arrival of a fast-moving snowstorm with an accumulation of no more than three inches. By this afternoon, we may have forgotten about...

Leave of Absence   In Freeport, a medical leave of absence for Fire Chief Darrel Fournier, who says he will take time at the end of this month to recover from surgery for an unspecified ailment. But the chief says this situation is unrelated to controversy about...