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  • Say 'cheese' while you smoke that carrot: Police sting ends with arrests in Falmouth park

    FALMOUTH — Two young men face multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a police surveillance van in Walton Park. Police Lt. John Kilbride said the park has been a frequent location for car burglaries, underage drinking and even several instances of suspected prostitution throug...

  • Portland seeks CDBG funding feedback from residents

    PORTLAND — The city will hold a series of meetings in September to gather feedback from residents about how Community Development Block Grant-funded programs are working in their neighborhoods. The city distributes about $2.1 million in federal CDBG funding to select social service a...

  • Damp in Deering Oaks

    Late-summer blossoms brighten a gray, drizzly day on Monday in Portland's Deering Oaks Park.

  • Falmouth street lights will remain on for now; council to consider wind energy ordinance

    FALMOUTH — By unanimous consensus Monday, the Town Council killed a plan to eliminate street lights throughout the town as a cost-saving measure initially included in the fiscal 2011 budget. The plan targeted 174 street lights for elimination, with a goal of turning off 135 of the li...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls welcomes 2nd class to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The country's only science and leadership semester school for girls will welcome its second class on Sunday, Aug. 29. Administrators and staff have been busy preparing for their arrival at the

  • North Yarmouth celebrates this weekend with Fun Day, triathlon

    NORTH YARMOUTH — “The Town Where Others Began” is the place to be this weekend for the annual North Yarmouth Fun Day and the inaugural Family Triathlon. All Fun Day events on Saturday take place on the Village Green on Route 115. A pancake breakfast will be held at 7...

  • Falmouth council continues on path to town center vote

    FALMOUTH — The long-simmering debate over whether to create a new town center heated up at Monday night's Town Council meeting after library trustees announced they would not support a November bond referendum for the project.

  • Another piece of the puzzle

    Colette Bouchard of the Bayside Neighborhood Association had the honor of officially opening the Bayside Trail on Aug. 19 at the Elm Street Plaza off Marginal Way. The $6.4 million project, funded by federal grants, city grants and privately raised money, was build on a neighborhood brownfield. R...

  • Cumberland planners to hold workshop on Main St. zoning change

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board will hold a workshop sometime next month with the Town Center Advisory Committee to discuss a proposed zoning change for part of Main Street. After hearing the proposal at its Aug. 17 meeting, the Planning Board opted to table the matter and hold ...

  • Live-in students help southern Maine fire departments, learn essential skills

    Ashley Wax, 19, of Oxford and Tucker Reece, 19, of Marblehead, Mass., work on properly rolling fire hoses during training at the Falmouth Fire Department station on Bucknam Road on Aug. 16. The students are part of a live-in training program through Southern Maine Community College that places st...