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  • RSU 5, state education chief to discuss relief for Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 representatives and Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh will meet with Education Commissioner Susan Gendron this evening in Augusta. They hope to negotiate a way to reduce the cost of education in Pownal, where residents will vote June 9 in a ...

  • Scarborough pit bull owner agrees to pay $5K in damages

    SCARBOROUGH — A Burnham Road man whose pit bulls attacked a young girl and killed her puppy last year has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages, attorney Elliott Epstein said. On Monday, May 4, Justice Roland Cole ordered Joseph Bowser, 48, of Burnham Road, to pay the settlement by the ...

  • Proposed Freeport budget shrinks, rainy day fund may be created

    FREEPORT — The proposed fiscal 2010 budget is down about $71,000 from this year, but reductions in state aid could result in additional budget cuts and tax increases.

  • Proposal would shift Freeport emergency dispatch to county

    FREEPORT — Town staff are recommending consolidating emergency dispatch services with the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center in Windham, but with a volunteer crew of police and fire personnel to staff the local window during weekday business hours. Staffing would be ...

  • North Yarmouth appoints interim administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday appointed Debbie Grover as interim administrative assistant from July 1 until they hire a new top administrator later this summer. Selectmen said they expect to have a new administrator in place by August to replace Scott Tilton, wh...

  • Falmouth Shopping Center discussion on hold

    FALMOUTH — The town has postponed a public charette to discuss redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and the future vision for the Route 1 area. Originally planned for April, the charette would have given residents input into the design and make-up of the 28 ...

  • Residents say Falmouth ignores public concerns on workforce housing

    FALMOUTH — Some residents say the town is failing to provide information about workforce housing just as the Town Council is about to consider committing more money to the project. "We are not looking to rally the troops and be against the town, but every time we have questio...

  • Maritime presentation concludes discussion series

    FREEPORT — Maritime historian Robert Lloyd Webb will present 19th century ship portraiture for the conclusion of the five-month discussion series based on the painting the Tam O'Shanter.

  • Yarmouth students receive grants for community projects

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Alumni Association recently awarded its second annual Community Stewardship Grant to high school juniors Reed Wommack and Danielle Torres, who will work on community outreach projects. The two students will each receive a $3,000 grant. The grant opportunity...

  • Aid for AIDS

    Runners start their watches as the Frannie Peabody Center's first Beach & Bay 5K run/walk begins along Portland's Back Cove on May 2. Eventual winner Robert Ashby, wearing No. 192, completed the course in 17 minutes 46 seconds; the event, which included a run/walk on Ogunquit Beach, raised more than...