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  • Yarmouth hires economic development director

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth has hired its first economic development director with the hope of attracting new businesses to town. Denise Clavette of Old Orchard Beach started in the new position Jan. 26. According to the town website, Clavette's job is to "support and enhance the features an...

  • Falmouth farmer loses home, equipment, keepsakes to fire

    FALMOUTH — A local farmer said his only option is to rebuild after fire destroyed his home and garage on Hurricane Road just before 2:30 a.m. Feb. 5. No one was hurt in the blaze, but farm equipment was destroyed and two cats remained unaccounted for this week. Doug Shores, ow...

  • Falmouth School Board, parents still vexed by pay-to-play

    FALMOUTH — If a discussion Monday was any indication, the middle and high school pay-to-participate program continues to be a source of concern for parents and school officials. Since the program’s implementation in 2009, parents, staff, and the School Board have tried to reach...

  • Heroin easy to get in greater Portland, treatment more elusive

    PORTLAND — When he was a boy, Andrew Kiezulas did not like going to the doctor. "I would run from the doctor's office, I hated needles," Kiezulas, 33, said Feb. 5, during at gathering at the Portland Communit...

  • Philadelphia firm to manage Cross Insurance Arena

    PORTLAND — The former Cumberland County Civic Center, now known as the Cross Insurance Arena, will be privately managed by Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum after a unanimous vote by arena trustees. Global Spectrum operates 125 arenas and venues globally, and was selected after

  • Portland City Council OKs tax increment financing on peninsula

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday approved the creation of a tax increment financing district covering most of the peninsula. They also gave new life to a committee to deal with noise complaints, primarily in the Old Port. Also in the 60-minute meeting, councilors approved ...

  • Falmouth sports pub proposal moves to Planning Board

    FALMOUTH — More than 50 residents crowded into Town Hall Monday night for their last chance to weigh in with the Town Council on the sports bar and restaurant proposed for Tidewate...

  • Cumberland council OKs $300K for land acquisition, preservation

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved contributing $300,000 for the $1.13 million acquisition of a 215-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The panel also heard a report from engineering firm Gorrill-Palmer of Gray about the pl...

  • Falmouth officials take electric car for a spin

    FALMOUTH — The town borrowed an electric car this week for councilors and staff to drive and for the public to see in operation. The Nissan Leaf, which is 100 percent electric, was borrowed from the Greater Portland Council of Governments. Charging was provided at TideSmart, 380 U.S....

  • Falmouth 1st-graders make a blanket statement about helping others

    FALMOUTH — First-graders at Falmouth Elementary School are pitching in to help deliver 10,000 baby blankets to people around the globe. Project 10,000, spearheaded by Partners for World Health founder Elizabeth McLellan, is an effo...