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  • South Portland School Board member dies unexpectedly

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School Board member Michael Eastman died Monday night at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The 69-year-old Eastman had been on life support at the hospital since he collapsed on Wednesday, Sept. 9, while working out at a local gym. He received medical treatment a...

  • Fire damages building in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — Fire and police officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out late this morning on a third-floor deck above Wharf Street in the Old Port, according to Police Department Lt Tony Ward. The deck is in the same building as Gritty McDuff's and is attached to of...

  • Jetport gets $9M federal grant for explosives detection system for checked baggage

    PORTLAND — The Portland International Jetport was awarded a $9.2 million federal grant for a new security system capable of scanning checked baggage for explosive materials.   The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a ranking member of the Senate ...

  • Water main break restricts traffic on Ocean Street in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are asking motorists to avoid Ocean Street between Broadway and Highland Avenue while Portland Water District crews repair a broken water main. The main at the Broadway-Highland Avenue intersection broke at about 1 a.m., police said in a press release Wednesda...

  • Falmouth council likely to exempt development from sewer connection fees

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors on Monday indicated they will exempt Ridgewood Estates from a $150,000 sewer connection fee, but will wait until their next meeting for a clean copy of the contract before voting on the proposal. The agreement would exempt the 75-unit development off Fa...

  • Long-time Falmouth police officer retires

    FALMOUTH — A police officer familiar to generations of residents has retired from the force. Sgt. Bradford Walker left the Police Department recently after 35 years of service. He was a sergeant for more than 20 years and throughout his career worked rotating shifts. B...

  • Cost up to $4M for improvements planned next year on Route 88 in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A major drainage and shoulder improvement project along Foreside Road (Route 88) could begin next April, design team engineers told the Town Council during a public hearing Monday night. Tom Gorrill and Al Palmer of Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers said the approx...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham schools hire curriculum coordinator

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors has hired Sarah Simmonds of Falmouth as curriculum coordinator for schools in Freeport, Pownal and Durham. Superintendent Shannon Welsh said Simmonds was selected from 14 applicants from across the nation. "...

  • Falmouth begins school superintendent search with public forums, hiring of consultant

    FALMOUTH — The consultant hired to assist the School Board in its search for a new superintendent of schools will lead a series of discussions with the public next week to focus in on the ideal candidate for the position. Jacqueline Roy, of J.A. Roy Associates in Dennisport, Mass....

  • Garden of delights: Yarmouth schools celebrate Harvest Week

    YARMOUTH — On the first day of Maine Harvest Week, high school senior Sam Waxman could be found barefoot, with his pants legs rolled up, gathering heads of cabbage and cucumbers at the Yarmouth District Garden. The vegetables he harvests will be used as meals for students throughout the week.