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  • Infrastructure work to begin at Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — Chris Thompson brought more than golden shovels to the party Friday. He also brought the beer. The shovels were for the ceremonial groundbreaking for $3.8 million of infrastructure needed to connect the city to the $110 million mixed-use Forefront at Thompson's Poin...

  • For a change, Yarmouth tax rate may go down

    YARMOUTH — Residents could see the property tax rate decrease by about 1.5 percent in fiscal 2015, the first property tax reduction in decades. But for many residents, those savings will be at least partially offset by the enactment in recent months of sewer and transfer st...

  • Mills to step down as Bowdoin College president in 2015

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College President Barry Mills announced Monday that he will step down in June 2015. Mills, 63, has served as president of the college for 13 years. In an email to the Bowdoin community, he wrote that he does not plan to retire but “will seek another ‘p...

  • North Yarmouth voters OK larger-than-proposed budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Although the Board of Selectmen proposed a town budget that would have reduced municipal taxes by 5.5 percent, Town Meeting  on April 12 approved changes that will instead raise taxes 2.8 percent. Selectmen recommended a fiscal 2015 budget of $2.41 million, whil...

  • Falmouth council stands by decision to outsource assessing

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council's decision to outsource its assessing services to the county will stand. That was the outcome of a closed-door council meeting April 10 with the town's attorney, according council Chairwoman Teresa Pierce. "The vote will stand," Pierce said after th...

  • Dog really is his co-pilot

    John Boulanger, of Boulanger's Earthworks, drives a mini sweeper through the Falmouth Inn parking lot last week on U.S. Route 1 while his dog Jessica rides on the hood. "She's my mascot," Boulanger said of the 6-year-old springer spaniel who has been riding in this manner since she was a puppy. "...

  • Planning begins for Yarmouthpalooza

    YARMOUTH — Organizers of an all-day music festival scheduled for Sept. 6 in Royal River Park are seeking volunteers, food and retail vendors, and musicians in a variety of genres. "There's so much hidden talent in our community, and we wanted a forum to showcase it," said Tim Winches...

  • Nova Scotia ferry set for Thursday arrival in Portland

    PORTLAND — Terminal leases are approved, tickets are on sale, and this week the new ship that will ferry passengers to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is expected to dock for the first time in Portland. Nova Star Cruises spokesman Dennis Bailey on Monday said the 528-foot Nova Star is schedul...

  • Meg Perry Center to reopen in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — After losing its lease at 644 Congress St. last fall, the Meg Perry Center is ready to reopen May 1 in the basement at 36 Market St. in the Old Port, below Market Street Eats. A reopening celebrat...

  • Casco Bay Lines adds text-alert service

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines passengers can now receive text alerts about storm delays, schedule changes and service notifications via a messaging service introduced Friday. To opt into the new service, text CBLAlerts to 41411, or visit