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  • Falmouth delays decision to close fire station

    FALMOUTH — Despite assurances from the fire chief that closing Pleasant Hill Fire Station would not jeopardize the level of service to the area, town councilors Monday postponed making a decision on its future until their May 11 meeting. They did, however, unanimously approve the ...

  • SAD 51 sends flat budget to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors approved a flat school budget that is likely to appease some taxpayers' concerns, but at the cost of more than 10 full-time jobs. If the $28 million budget is approved by voters on May 26, Cumberland faces a pro...

  • Falmouth council election attracts 4 candidates; School Board uncontested

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates have returned nomination papers for the Falmouth Town Council election this spring. Fred Chase, of 5 Stagecoach Road, and Mark Soule, of 42 Johnson Road, will challenge two incumbents, Chairman Will Armitage and Vice Chairman Joe Wrobleski. Armitage and ...

  • Farm-fresh produce straight to the Freeport Food Pantry

    FREEPORT — With the help of a little seed money, fresh produce and healthy eating education will be available to customers of the Freeport Food Pantry.  The pilot program, called "Fresh from the Pantry," was made possible by a $500 grant from Healthy Casco Bay, a group ...

  • Habitat for Humanity reaches out to Freeport for help

    FREEPORT — In anticipation of renovating a home for a Freeport family, representatives of Habitat for Humanity are asking business owners and community members for help with the project.

  • Two-wheeled winner

    Kai Gallivan of Yarmouth and his dad Kerry found just the right Huffy on Sunday at the Great Maine Bike Swap at the University of Southern Maine. They were among hundreds who attended the event sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, USM's Office of Environmental Sustainability and the student-...

  • Yarmouth Town Council race contested, but without Steinbach

    YARMOUTH — Few residents new to town government have shown interest in running for elected office in June, but a handful of former elected officials are running again.

  • Cumberland panel charged with Main Street vision; islanders gain little ground on waterfront access

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday established a Village Center Committee to recommend a long-term vision for the center of town. The council also met with a Sturdivant Island resident and discussed the difficulty of providing islanders with public waterfront access. ...

  • Presidential parade

    Bagpiper and University of Southern Maine student Steve Lemieux leads a procession of faculty and guests up Bedford Street on Saturday to the Abromson Center, where Selma Botman was installed at the 10th president of USM. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Update: No charges against Yarmouth boy found walking on I-295

    FREEPORT — Police are unsure what led a 13-year-old boy to walk along Interstate 295 Monday morning, but said he will be evaluated to determine if a medical condition was involved. The Yarmouth teenager, dressed only in black wind pants and a maroon NASCAR bathrobe, was picked ...