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  • Falmouth library awaits bids from architects

    FALMOUTH — Trustees of Falmouth Memorial Library have issued a request for proposals from architects for the library expansion project. The board had planned to issue an RFP for construction management, too, but opted to postpone that until an architect has been hired. Board m...

  • Cumberland to begin Blackstrap Road changes in spring

    CUMBERLAND — Paved shoulders and new drainage are among long-planned improvements in store for Blackstrap Road this year. The approximately 6,500-foot project will run from Route 100 to the Falmouth town line, Town Manager Bill Shane said Jan. 30. Half of the $1 million projec...

  • Falmouth cancer victim's family raising funds to save her home, North Yarmouth business

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The family of a woman who died suddenly last month from breast cancer is raising money to buy her former business and keep her ancestral Falmouth home in the family. Linda Polkey d...

  • Portland hearing, vote on Midtown project delayed at developer's request

    PORTLAND — What was supposed to be the final Planning Board public hearing and vote on the proposed 3.5-acre Midtown housing and retail project was postponed Tuesday. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the hearing and possible vote have been rescheduled for March 3. Pl...

  • Maine legislators wade into vaccination debate

    PORTLAND — With a measles outbreak creating alarm around the country, Maine lawmakers are proposing legislation that would either eliminate philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccinations, or require parents to consult doctors before receiving non-medical exemptions for their child...

  • Maine Audubon seeks return of stolen wildlife exhibits

    Audubon to hold Winter Carnival in Falmouth FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon will host its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m...

  • Walk-ins welcome in Falmouth, not cars

    The Falmouth Police and the Fire departments responded Jan. 29 when an 85-year-old driver hit this parked Mini Cooper and pushed it into an exterior wall at the Rite Aid at 33 Depot Road. Police said the driver of the other vehicle was backing up, but her backup alarm and the sound of another car...

  • Heroin in greater Portland: Growing trend worries police, health officials

    FALMOUTH — Police Lt. John Kilbride has seen a change in his town's crime and public health landscape. "If you asked me a year ago ... I would have said we are not dealing a lot with heroin,” Kilbride said Jan. 30. But after three overdose calls last year, including one ...

  • Portland fire task force ready to report; tenants' group wants more input

    PORTLAND — As the task force created to evaluate fire safety and building codes issues prepares its report for the City Council, a fledgling coalition of city tenants remains unhappy it was not included in discussions. The Fire Safety Task Force established by acting City Manager She...

  • Portland sees more than nutritional benefit in school lunches

    PORTLAND — The School Department kicked off a campaign to help raise awareness and participation in the school lunch program, and enlisted some help to do so. Mayor Michael Brennan came to Lyseth Elementary School for Farm Fresh Friday on Jan. 30 to promote the "Choose School Lunch" ...