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  • Memorial Day observances planned in Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland, Yarmouth

    FALMOUTH — The towns of Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Cumberland will celebrate Memorial Day with traditional parades, music and ceremonies on Monday, May 25.

  • Bath to use EPA funds for petroleum contamination assessments

    BATH — The city will use a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to assess petroleum contamination. "We have some sites that we've identified as potential sites," said Al Smith, Bath's community development director, adding that owners of those sites would...

  • Brunswick power upgrade expected to bring out business park foes

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a business park on Old Portland Road has been dead for nearly nine months. But the fight over development of the 114-acre parcel lives on. That was apparent Monday night, as business advocates spoke in favor of a $50,000 Community Devel...

  • New managers prepare Chebeague inns for new season

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After being shuttered for the winter, things are moving again at the Chebeague Island Inn. The dress code includes work boots, carpenter jeans and loose T-shirts: there's movement on the porch, where clear storm curtains are going up over the dining room windows...

  • Dept. of Education: Pause not an option for Freeport-Pownal-Durham RSU

    FREEPORT — Although some residents of Regional School Unit 5 want to pause the Freeport-Pownal-Durham school consolidation process for a year, state Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said Monday night that the only legal action the School Board can take is to move forward with an operating...

  • 'Kindness Garden' honors memory of Falmouth Middle School counselor

    FALMOUTH — Lois Murphy's life was marked by kindness and dedication. And flamingos. A guidance councilor at Falmouth Middle School for 23 years, Murphy, who lived on Cousins Island, helped many students through difficult times in their lives and emanated a positive, c...

  • Freeport budget retains emergency dispatch, at least temporarily

    FREEPORT — After exploring the possibility of consolidating emergency dispatch services with the county, town councilors on Tuesday night assured residents there will be funding for local dispatch in next year's budget. But the reprieve may be short-lived. Councilors scheduled mee...

  • Falmouth councilors face 2 challengers; School Board races uncontested

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for a pair of Town Council seats in June's municipal elections. But only two candidates, Andrew Kinley and Rachel Reed, are running in an uncontested race for two open seats on the School Board. Formerly a professor at Fordham Unive...

  • Yarmouth garden feeds the community, educates children

    YARMOUTH — The economy has prompted some people to grow their own vegetables, but those involved with the Yarmouth Community Garden also participate for educational purposes, a sense of community and the opportunity to help those in need.

  • Yarmouth's new planner welcomes public participation

    YARMOUTH — The new director of planning and development says she is looking forward to working with the Planning Board and the public to make the town more accessible for bicyclists and walkers.