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  • Brunswick teen faces arson charge in Mill Street fire

    BRUNSWICK — A teenager has been charged with setting an Oct. 29 fire that destroyed a vacant home on Mill Street. The 17-year-old Brunswick boy faces a felony charge of arson, while five other teenage boys received summonses on lesser charges of criminal mischief and criminal tre...

  • Topsham selectmen cool to charging for fire calls

    TOPSHAM — Although they took no vote on the matter last week, a majority of the Board of Selectmen was clearly opposed to a proposal to charge residents and businesses for fire calls. Selectman Sandra Consolini proposed the fees in response to the Sept. 9 fire at the Grimmel Indu...

  • Falmouth council puts affordable housing on a back burner

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will give its pursuit of workforce housing a rest – at least for now. At Monday's meeting, a discussion on future steps to bring affordable housing to Falmouth revealed most councilors wanted to put more time between a proposal for the town-owned prop...

  • Muldoon elected council chairman in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Bill Muldoon was elected chairman of the Town Council and Jim Cassida was elected vice chairman Tuesday.

  • Maine Turnpike Authority considers closing portion of Falmouth spur for a year

    PORTLAND — Drivers who use the Maine Turnpike Exit 52 northbound on-ramp from the Falmouth Spur may have to find an alternate route next year. The Maine Turnpike Authority is considering closing the on-ramp for about a year beginning next spring to speed reconstruction of the 55-year-...

  • Residential windmills, Rines Forest harvesting get OK in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A small wind energy ordinance and the first phase of harvesting at Rines Forest received unanimous approval Monday night from the Town Council. The wind energy ordinance allows small-scale residential windmills with minimal application fees and processes. Large-scal...

  • Cumberland council amends, approves Comp Plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a new Comprehensive Plan. Councilors lauded the three years of work that the 2009 Comprehensive Plan Committee, Town Planner Carla Nixon and others put into the document. But they also made several amendments to reflec...

  • Motorcycle dealer offers Portland 'pipe down' signs

    PORTLAND — A local Harley-Davidson dealer has offered to purchase and install signs urging motorcyclists to reduce street noise in the city. Peter Curless, general manager of Big Moose Harley-Davidson, said he has been working with the motorcycle company's corporate office to find...

  • Police seek help catching man who robbed South Portland bank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police detectives have released the photo of man suspected of robbing a bank near the Maine Mall. Sgt. Steven Webster said in a press release the man entered the Gorham Savings Bank, 395 Gorham Road, just after 2 p.m. Monday and handed a note to a teller demanding mo...

  • Boosters, accustomed to funding school sports, now need help, too

    FALMOUTH — With school budgets stretched thin, athletics programs are relying more heavily than ever on their teams' boosters clubs to pick up basic expenses like equipment, salaries and officials' fees. And these clubs depend on help from the community to make up the difference. ...