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  • Cumberland town manager defends borrowing plan for Route 88 upgrade

    CUMBERLAND — If a petition succeeds in forcing a referendum to challenge a plan to upgrade Foreside Road (Route 88), the referendum will be held March 2, 2010, Town Manager Bill Shane said on Monday. If voters support the Town Council’s Dec. 14 decision to borrow up to $4....

  • Falmouth to acquire 25 acres of open space

    FALMOUTH —The town is about to add a 25-acre property on Blackstrap Road to its inventory of open space. Following an executive session Monday, Dec. 14, in which the Town Council discussed the transaction, councilors voted 6-0 to authorizie Town Manager Nathan Poore to acquire the pr...

  • Herbie's days are numbered, but Yarmouth hopes to preserve his legacy

    YARMOUTH — The tree affectionately known as Herbie – a 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm at the corner of Yankee Drive and Ea...

  • Farm school initiative seeks interest in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative 51 Board of Directors held a workshop on Monday on an initiative that integrates environmental stewardship with education and entrepreneurship. Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said that while no Maine Farm Enterprise Schools current...

  • Portland to re-examine housing replacement rule

    PORTLAND — The city is getting ready to review a housing ordinance that has come under fire in the past few months from critics who feel it has been applied arbitrarily. The Housing Replacement Ordinance is a 7-year-old rule that requires property owners to either replace or pay for hous...

  • Portland police investigate death at Read Street club

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the death of a Portland man following a fight at a Read Street club early Sunday morning. Than Yim, 33, was reportedly at a private party at Thanh Thanh Bida Club when he was involved in an altercation, according to a statement from police Capt. Te...

  • Disappointment follows decision to kill The Cat

    PORTLAND — A more-than 30-year tradition of ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, seems doomed following the announcement last week that Bay Ferries Ltd. has terminated its seasonal service. Bay Ferries President Mark MacDonald said in an e-mailed statement Dec. 18 th...

  • Portland schools' 'best guesstimate': $2.8M in budget cuts should absorb state curtailment

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton on Monday said a curtailment plan instituted last week to deal with a $2.7 million reduction in education funding by the state sets a target that is in line with cuts announced by the governor on Friday, Dec. 18.  "The governor's a...

  • Portland Public Library prepares for return to renovated main branch

    PORTLAND — Renovations at the Portland Public Library's main branch are nearing completion, and displaced services will begin moving back into the building on Monument Square later this winter. The library plans to move Children's Services in February from its temporary home at the East ...

  • Falmouth board sticks with Powers as school chief

    FALMOUTH — The School Board has called off its search for a new superintendent and plans to appoint interim Superintendent Barbara Powers as the district's new school chief. A consensus was reached in executive session during a Saturday, Dec. 12, special meeting. The board is expecte...