Articles by Alex Lear

The tropical paintings of Cumberland artist David Clough will appear on a segment of TV drama "Criminal Minds" Wednesday, April 8.

Cumberland man’s painting to appear on CBS show ‘Criminal Minds’

By Alex Lear on March 31, 2015, at 12:09 p.m.

Topsham-area school district’s budget would hike local taxes by 10.1 percent

By Alex Lear on March 25, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.

North Yarmouth residents blast town development plans

By Alex Lear on March 24, 2015, at 3:06 p.m.

Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools eye 3.6 percent budget increase

By Alex Lear on March 24, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
An Amtrak Downeaster train idles near the proposed location of the train layover facility between Church Road and Stanwood Street in Brunswick. The Brunswick West Neighborhood Association has opposed the location since 2011.

Brunswick’s marathon Amtrak depot controversy now focuses on stormwater permit

By Alex Lear on March 19, 2015, at 1:23 p.m.

North Yarmouth officials eye budget decrease

By Alex Lear on March 18, 2015, at 12:01 p.m.
Residents may decide at Town Meeting Saturday, April 11, to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus.

North Yarmouth may turn former school into community center

By Alex Lear on March 17, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.

Debate continues over North Yarmouth selectmen transparency

By Alex Lear on March 04, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
The Frank J. Wood Bridge connects Brunswick and Topsham.

Residents weigh in on future of Brunswick-Topsham bridge

By Alex Lear on Feb. 26, 2015, at 6:10 p.m.

North Yarmouth selectmen cut TV feed, call sheriff as complaints escalate

By Alex Lear on Feb. 20, 2015, at 8:52 a.m.

Cumberland to spend $300,000 for land acquisition, preservation

By Alex Lear on Feb. 10, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
Morse High School student Balt von Huene, right, with teacher Eric Varney, achieved the only perfect score in the world last spring on the Advanced Placement Environmental Science exam.

Maine high school student earns only perfect score in world on AP test

By Alex Lear on Feb. 04, 2015, at 2:17 p.m.
Linda Polkey, shown here with her nephew, Andrew, died suddenly last month from breast cancer. Her relatives are trying to raise $165,000 to keep her North Yarmouth business and Falmouth home.

Family of Falmouth woman who died of cancer raising funds to save her home, North Yarmouth business

By Alex Lear on Feb. 04, 2015, at 5:57 a.m.
The board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program elected Andy Bailes of Bowdoinham as its new president Jan. 21.

Bath-Tsugaru sister city group replaces longtime president

By Alex Lear on Jan. 28, 2015, at 3:04 p.m.

Topsham-area schools face dropping enrollments, increasing payroll costs

By Alex Lear on Jan. 28, 2015, at 2:12 p.m.

Cumberland council OKs land sale, contract zone for Route 1 development

By Alex Lear on Jan. 27, 2015, at 11:17 a.m.
Cumberland's proposed purchase of part of the Payson property off Foreside Road would include about 11 acres of public beach access.

Cumberland officials ask judge to throw out lawsuit over beach property

By Alex Lear on Jan. 21, 2015, at 12:02 p.m.

North Yarmouth residents continue to question firing of EMS deputy chief

By Alex Lear on Jan. 21, 2015, at 11:39 a.m.
The Bath City Council voted Wednesday, April 23, 2014, to sell the John E.L. Huse Memorial School, formerly occupied by the Regional School Unit 1 central office, to developers proposing to renovate the 63-year-old building for senior assisted living.

Portland developer considers converting former Bath school to mostly low-cost rental housing

By Alex Lear on Jan. 14, 2015, at 12:06 p.m.

West Bath overwhelmingly approves exit from RSU 1

By Alex Lear on Jan. 14, 2015, at 8:16 a.m.