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  • News Analysis: Brunswick base agency must reconcile region's needs, doubts about Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — Architecturally, there are two-car garages more inspiring than Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station. But in the eyes of the organization overseeing the base's civilian redevelopment... 3

  • Crossing Maine Street gives some Brunswick parents reason to worry

    BRUNSWICK — A shortage of school crossing guards on Maine Street has some parents, including two School Board members, concerned about their children's safety. School Board member Michele Joyce informed Town Manager Gary Brown last week about a close-call involving Joyce, her tw...

  • Brunswick council set to OK urban chicken rules

    BRUNSWICK — Some downtown residents could begin keeping up to six chickens in their backyards pending a public hearing and vote by the Town Council on Monday, Oct. 19. The council, Planning Board and staff have been reviewing and modifying the so-called urban chicken ordinance sin...

  • Council action clears path for Falmouth retirement community growth

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Tuesday approved revisions to the OceanView overlay district that will allow the retirement community to add to its capacity by expanding upward. Under the new plan, the lodges can be increased from three to four stories, which would enable the facility ...

  • Portland West End neighbors continue objections to Waynflete campus plan

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday asked Waynflete School to defend its desire to expand further into the Western Promenade neighborhood. The board also heard from the city's corporation counsel about whether a competing overlay proposal from the Western Promenade Neighborhood ...

  • Cumberland’s draft Comp Plan headed to public hearing

    CUMBERLAND — A new draft Comprehensive Plan is being reviewed by the Planning Board before being sent to the Town Council for adoption later this year. The Planning Board will continue a public hearing on the document – more than three years in the making – at Town Hall at ...

  • State to host meeting on reconstruction of I-295 Exit 7 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The state's plan to widen the northbound and southbound ramps at Exit 7 of Interstate 295 will be the subject of a public hearing next week. The project is aimed at relieving traffic jams coming on and off of Franklin Arterial, but opponents say the state's plan could b...

  • Group links trails, communities while raising awareness of Presumpscot watershed

    FALMOUTH — A coalition that hopes within the next few years to have a contiguous trail in place joining Sebago Lake to Casco Bay has scheduled a public meeting next week to discuss ideas for the Falmouth-Portland portion of the project. The Sebago to the Sea Coalition represents m...

  • Open house at ecomaine

    Arlene Hall, 9, of Windham, tests the acidity of three water samples as Anne Hewes, ecomaine environmental manager, explains how the facility helps monitor water quality. The demonstration was one of several on Saturday, Oct. 10, during an open house at ecomaine's 240-acre landfill off outer Congres...

  • Cumberland councilors speak out against excise tax initiative

    CUMBERLAND — Town Council Chairman Ron Copp plans to draft a public letter stating the council's opposition to the proposed motor vehicle excise tax reduction and second so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights on the Nov. 3 ballot. Several councilors on Monday evening spoke against the ex...