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  • 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...

  • Pownal vote seeks to repeal school consolidation; no answers for RSU budget woes

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents upset by a 36 percent tax increase in the Regional School Unit 5 budget have forced a vote on repeal of school consolidation. Pownal now joins the ranks of other small Maine towns dissatisfied with consolidation. Citizens in Etna, Dixmont and Steuben, commu...

  • 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 ...

  • Top chef: Portland's Rob Evans wins regional Beard award

    PORTLAND — The guy in the kitchen at 88 Middle St. is officially the top chef in the Northeast. Rob Evans of Hugo's was awarded the James Beard Foundation's best chef award Monday night at a ceremony in New York City. The northeast region includes New England and upstate New York....

  • Waynflete School expansion plans to get West End airing

    PORTLAND — Waynflete School officials will bring their expansion plans for the private school to a West End neighborhood presentation next week. At a similar meeting April 13 at the Williston West Church in the Western Promenade neighborhood, more than 100 residents turned out to ...

  • Yarmouth picks R.I. educator for superintendent of schools

    YARMOUTH — Judith J. Paolucci of Rhode Island was unanimously selected Monday to replace Ken Murphy as superintendent of schools.

  • Peaks Island residents criticize police crackdown

    PORTLAND — Increased enforcement of seat belt and vehicle registration laws on Peaks Island is leaving some island residents critical of the Police Department.  In an e-mail to police Sgt. Gary Hutcheson on April 30, Peaks Island Council Chairman Michael Richards said many islan...