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  • Cumberland Dem a candidate in Senate District 11

    CUMBERLAND — Charles “Bill” Kenny, a retired Air Force officer and Gulf War veteran, announced his candidacy Monday in state Senate District 11. District 11, currently served by Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth, includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmou...

  • Removal of Harpswell-Brunswick pipeline begins

    HARPSWELL — Work is underway on the removal of 7.25 miles of fuel pipeline along Route 123, a milestone for a four-year effort to restore land to property owners and eliminate a potential environmental hazard. On Tuesday, about a dozen town officials and advocates for pipeline remova...

  • Bath Planning Board extends talks on business park

    BATH — The Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to continue discussion again on a final subdivision application for the third phase of the Wing Farm Business Park. Board members expressed a desire to hear more about plans for short-term improvements to the intersection of Co...

  • Preliminary fiscal 2011 budget up 1.2% in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The draft municipal budget for fiscal 2011 shows a 1.2 percent increase over the current amount, Town Manager Jim Ashe said last week. Preliminary numbers reflect an increase of nearly $200,000 from the current $16.7 million budget to $16.9 next year. Capital re...

  • Petition gatherers hope to overturn Bath turf field bond

    BATH — Residents, including a city councilor, are collecting signatures for a petition to reverse a council vote to borrow money for artificial turf at McMann Field. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 to borrow up to $300,000 for the 90,000-foot surface. The bond will be repai...

  • For Falmouth students, it's time to kick some 'bots

    FALMOUTH — While some students may be lying on beaches soaking up the rays during their winter vacation week, or losing sensation in their thumbs playing video games, a group of more than 50 high school students from Falmouth, Gorham and surrounding communities has been hunkered down in the...

  • Freeport manager to propose budget cuts

    FREEPORT — Town Manager Dale Olmstead will present his suggestions to close a $366,000 budget gap at a Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Olmstead's first tier of suggestions include emergency dispatch consolidation with Brunswick and reduction of per...

  • Falmouth, Yarmouth may share dispatch

    FALMOUTH — Yarmouth and Falmouth may soon be sharing dispatch services at the Falmouth Police Department. The consolidation would save Falmouth about $60,000 a year while keeping the service local, rather than joining Cumberland County to cut costs, Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore...

  • Freeport street extension plan needs more work

    FREEPORT — The Traffic and Parking Committee on Tuesday approved a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Park and School streets, but unexpectedly tabled a proposal to extend School Street to Bow Street after a two-hour discussion. The plan to extend School Street to Bow Street is co...

  • North Yarmouth's Graham makes 3rd run in House District 109

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Selectman Anne Graham, who was narrowly defeated in the last two House District 109 elections, announced she is again a candidate in the district that includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. Graham, a Democrat, said in a press release that she is runn...