Author: Jim Bleikamp

Brunswick town councilors have voted to give town manager John Eldridge some broad latitude in hiring someone trained in African culture who can talk and work effectively with incoming African asylum seekers from Portland. The vote came after school board member Sarah Singer, a member...

Longtime Bowdoinham state representative Seth Berry, co-chair of the legislature's Energy Committee, reacts to the very unusual op-ed from Maine's Public Utilities Commission, appearing in the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, which drops as the PUC continues an investigation of Central Maine Power. Seth...

After a spirited discussion, and in spite of some recent trouble requiring police attention, Brunswick town councilors have voted by a substantial margin to grant a new liquor license to Benchwarmer's--one of the town's longstanding tavern landmarks--on Maine Street. And the new liquor license will come...

In Freeport,  U-turn when it comes to recycling strategy. Just two weeks after narrow passage by town councilors of a plan to shut down all four of the town's "silver bullet" recycling locations in a cost-saving move, and a resulting outcry from town residents, councilors...

We at WCME have had a number of requests to post our recent interview with Pete Slovinsky–a coastal geologist at the Maine Geological Survey–a unit of the state department of agriculture.  Pete talks here about how climate change is ALREADY impacting us, what we might...

It's not so much a make-over. More like a freshening. This summer, music --on two stages at Waterfront Park and Library Park--will more than ever be the focus of Bath Heritage Days--the Midcoast's LARGEST annual public event--over Fourth of July weekend. And something new as well from...

On Tuesday votes in the city of Bath will be electing a new state representative--and the winner is guaranteed to be a new face in that job because Jennifer DeChant, who has held that job for the last seven years recently resigned to take a...

From WCME News: A group of about 40 Harriet Beecher Stowe elementary school students in Brunswick marched this afternoon from the school to Town Hall to signal their concern about climate change and the need for timely action. You can hear Jim Bleikamp's wrap-up here. [audio wav="https://radiomidcoastwcme.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Climatewrap-1.wav"][/audio]...

In the midst of the silence of today's massive funeral service in Portland for Captain Joel Barnes of Berwick--believed to have been the first firefighter in Maine to die in a fire in four decades--the sound of his final radio call could be heard. You can...