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  • Falmouth sports pub sketch plan weathers scrutiny

    FALMOUTH — The proposed expansion of a Portland-based sports pub took another step forward Tuesday night, when the Planning Board conducted a sketch plan review for the res...

  • Freeport capital spending plan remains largely intact

    FREEPORT — Councilors amended some of the town's five-year capital plan at Tuesday's public hearing, but most of it was left as origina...

  • Yarmouth panel submits Route 1 bridge proposals

    YARMOUTH — The Route 1 Bridge Advisory Committee has asked the Town Council to recommend its suggestions for a new bridge to the Maine Department of Transportation. The committee last week submitted a report to councilors with its requests for how the new U.S. Route 1 bridge over Mai...

  • Fired North Yarmouth firefighter files intent to sue

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A former Fire-Rescue Department paramedic has filed notice he intends to sue town officials for $400,000 or more unless a settlement is reached over his firing last December. Former Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services Bill Young was fired Dec. 1, 2014. He and ...

  • Topsham rumble strip project pegged for summer

    TOPSHAM — The town is ready to rumble. Aiming to mitigate traffic safety issues along Route 196 (Lewiston Road), the Maine Department of Transportation plans this summer to install a rumble strip along much of the stretch from White House Crossing Road to the Lisbon Falls town line.

  • RSU 1 residents praise budget for pre-K, foreign language

    BATH — The proposed Regional School Unit 1 budget drew praise Monday about the expansion or restoration of two programs, as well as requests to add time to two others. The comments came during a 30-minute public hearing at Bath Middle School. Another public forum will take place ther...

  • Railroad quiet zones still on track in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The town's eligibility to create railroad quiet zones hasn't been affected by the Feb. 23 accident between a train and a car at the No...

  • Topsham rep's bill would dock legislators' pay when they skip work

    AUGUSTA — State Sen. Linda Baker thinks its important to show up. Especially if you've been elected to serve the people of Maine and are getting paid to do so, according to the Topsham Republican and former school teacher. Baker is offering legislation that would dock lawmaker...

  • Falmouth School Board OKs 5% budget hike

    FALMOUTH — The School Board unanimously sent the fiscal year 2016 budget to the Town Council on Monday night, with the hope that additional revenue might be coming. The budg...

  • Portland Co. rezoning vote postponed to June 1

    PORTLAND — A glitch regarding the city Comprehensive Plan forced the City Council to delay a vote on rezoning land at 58 Fore St. until June 1. Mayor Michael Brennan announced at the start of Monday's council meeting that the plan must be re-certified by the state to assure consisten...