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  • Goddard Mansion in Cape Elizabeth could face partial demolition; Shore Road Pathway discussion begins

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council began its discussion Monday of the proposed Shore Road Pathway, and discussed the future of Goddard Mansion at Fort Williams. The Fort Williams Advisory Commission has recommended a long-term goal of tearing down most of what's left of the aging s...

  • Cape Planning Board begins controversial work on 2 properties along Shore Road

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Amid confusion over maps showing 551 Shore Road with varying percentages of Business-A and Residential-C zoning, the Planning Board Tuesday began discussion over a request to rezone the property from its current split zoning into an entirely residential lot. The b...

  • State plan for Maine Mall Road porous pavement raises questions in South Portland; work to begin in July

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Department of Transportation is planning a first-of-its-kind paving project to help address polluted storm-water runoff in the Long Creek Watershed. The project, however, will impact traffic and, by extension, businesses near the Maine Mall throughout t...

  • Falmouth High School Class of 2009

    Falmouth High School Class of 2009 Salutatorian Courtney Mazur, center, waits with the rest of her class to enter the high school auditorium June 14. (Natalie Conn photo)

  • Film about Cape-Rumford rivalry to debut at Waterville festival

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A documentary film telling the story of two very different Maine towns and their people will have its world premiere at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. "The Rivals" was filmed by Lone Wolf Documentary Group of South Portland and Hollywood. The...

  • Referendum date on Harpswell school closure expected later this year

    HARPSWELL — The date of a voter referendum on closing the West Harpswell School will not be known until later this year. Meanwhile, the Harpswell Board of Selectmen has yet to take an official position on the question. The School Administrative District 75 Board of D...

  • Chebeague Island: Casco Bay's seal nursery and day-care center

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — "It's a girl, about a week old," said Linda Doughty as she gently turned over the week-old baby seal, plump with baby fat and with a still visible umbilical cord. The pup had been stranded for three days recently on an island beach, one of five stranded on Chebeague in...

  • Train station lease gets OK from Brunswick councilors

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to become the master tenant of the train station and welcome center at Maine Street Station, the $23.5 million development that already has a significant financial investment from taxpayers. The council's decision is the penultimate...

  • Brunswick council schedules public hearing on air base zoning

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday set a public hearing to discuss proposed zoning amendments important to the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The amendments have been proposed by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority in cooperation with the town's plann...

  • $23.5M school budget goes to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Nearly 500 Freeport, Pownal and Durham residents attended the first Regional School Unit 5 town budget meeting Tuesday night and ratified a nearly $23.5 million budget that will increase Pownal's property taxes by more than 25 percent. The budget now goes to a June 25 ...