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  • RSU 5 hopes to increase budget awareness as 2nd town meeting approaches

    FREEPORT — In an effort to pass a budget before the start of the school year and keep residents engaged in the budget approval process, Regional School Unit 5 directors reduced their proposed operating budget by an additional $86,000 and have launched a get-out-the-vote campaign. The board ...

  • New book brings Falmouth history to life

    FALMOUTH — Anyone who has ever wondered how many different bridges have spanned the Presumpscot River at Allen Avenue, or where early 1800s stagecoach travelers could stop for food and drink along Blackstrap Road can now find the information easily and in one place in "Falmouth," a ...

  • Casco Bay Lines to receive $5.5M from feds for new ferry

    PORTLAND — The U.S Department of Transportation has awarded $6.8 million to the state Department of Transportation for two ferry projects, including $5.5 million for construction of a new ferry for Casco Bay Lines. The funding was announced in separate press releases by U.S. Rep. Chel...

  • Maine State Pier repair costs ride a roller coaster

    PORTLAND — As the city tries to figure out what to do with the Maine State Pier, newly released cost estimates for fixing the structure suggest the pier isn't in dire straits after all. When Portland put out a request for proposals for redevelopment of the pier in 2006, city offi...

  • The sun's out, but early rains leave some community farms with slim pickings

    BRUNSWICK — This time of year, farmer Seth Kroeck is usually handing his 226 customers at Crystal Spring Community Farm a bounty of mixed greens and vegetables every week. The customers own shares of Kroeck'...

  • 'Beirut East': State of Portland's Eastern Waterfront disturbs local developer

    PORTLAND — Just a few years ago, the city's Eastern Waterfront was a hotbed for large-scale development proposals. Now, the properties targeted for condominiums, hotels and shopping sit vacant and some observers think the atmosphere is unfriendly. "I call it Beirut East,"...

  • South Portland to study potential walking, biking bridge over Long Creek

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council directed the city manager on Monday to find $12,000 for a feasibility study of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that would make a critical connection in the greater Portland trail network.  The West End Trails Committee, part of the South Portland Lan... 1

  • Portland garden party to benefit teen gardeners, elderly eaters

    PORTLAND — An organization that teaches kids to garden while also providing food to elderly residents will host a party at Kennedy Park this weekend to raise awareness and money for the program. Cultivating Community is celebrating its sixth year of gardening at the Boyd Street Ur...

  • Portland schools adopt multi-year budgeting

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on July 8 approved a multi-year budget process members say will increase accountability to the community. The resolution requires the superintendent of schools to submit a recommendation for funding priorities over five fiscal years along with a on...

  • Yarmouth Clam Festival promises no shortage of clams, traditional events

    YARMOUTH — Red tide and clam flat closures will not prevent the 44th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival from happening this weekend. To ensure the tradition continues, festival spokesman Sheldon Perkins said event organizers plan well in advance and always assume the possibility of re...