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  • Freeport council OKs height exemption for Main St. retail project

    FREEPORT — Contract zoning has been approved for demolition and reconstruction at 56-58 Main St., although the overall project has yet to be officially approved. The Denney Block, owned by George Denney of Freeport, is being purchased by

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  • Top dog: Falmouth retriever goes for the gold

    FALMOUTH — Some people are just dog people. Laura Jill Simmons, without doubt, is one of those people. Simmons, who owns the dog training facility PoeticGold Farm at 7 Trillium Lane, said she has been working with dogs her whole life. She even sai...

  • Chebeague, Long Island school chief resigns

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The School Department is looking for a new part-time superintendent and principal after Alton Hadley announced his resignation. Hadley held both positions, and a search committee is looking for someone new to follow suit. The part-time position requires being at th...

  • Yarmouth parish putting new focus on community service

    YARMOUTH — The First Parish Congregational Church on Main Street is reaching out to the community after church members realized more can be done to help people in the area. Jim Highland, who has b...

  • Proposed Falmouth sports bar inconsistent with zoning, Tidewater residents tell council

    FALMOUTH — Tidewater Farm residents continued to challenge plans for a  Rivalries restaurant and sports pub at Monday's Town Council meeting. The counc...

  • Portland copes with big winter storm

    Portland resident Scott McKenney shovels snow Tuesday morning on Congress Street during near-whiteout conditions. McKenney said he had been shoveling since 4 a.m., but was warm and comfortable from the strenuous activity.

  • Cumberland Wood 'Bankquet' to let diners 'eat for heat'

    CUMBERLAND — Although admission to its Wood Bankquet (sic) on Saturday, Jan. 31, is free, the Cumberland Wood Bank hopes to raise fuel assistance funds from diners' donations. The bank, now in its eighth year, provides firewood to needy area families. Money the bank raises from ...

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

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday approved a contract zone agreement and land sale for a proposed housing development along U.S. Route 1. Developer David Chase – who has had difficulty selling the property for commercial use, and now wants to carve the land into smal...

  • Falmouth fair promotes home energy alternatives

    FALMOUTH — Despite some snowfall, vendors set up shop in the elementary school for the town's second annual Home Energy Fair on Jan. 24. Kimberly Darling, the town's energy and sustainability coordinator, said a small turnout was to be expected because of the weather, but the service...