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  • Chief to retire after 33 years with Bath Fire Department

    BATH — The city's longtime fire chief, whose accomplishments include helping to save a father and son from a burning building in February, announced Tuesday that he will retire April 15. "It's time," 57-year-old Steve Hinds said. "Thirty-eight years; it's a long time." Hinds, ...

  • Snowmobilers applaud planned land acquisitions in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Earlier this month, the town took another step toward preserving open, recreational space – a move that is being applauded by a local snowmobile club. Wayne Keniston, president of the Falmouth Sno-Voyagers, said the town's ongoing effort to purchase four parcels of l...

  • House kills Cooper's disaster tax-relief bill

    YARMOUTH — A local legislator's bill to provide property tax relief for Maine homeowners whose dwellings have been destroyed died in the House of Representatives last week. After the Legislature's Taxation Committee in February voted 8-3 not to pass LD 1610, the House voted 89-4...

  • Falmouth police pioneer 'restorative justice': Students quietly referred to school officials for first-time offenses

    FALMOUTH — When four high school students were caught with alcohol earlier this month near a local country club, police gave them a choice of punishment. They could either face criminal fines in the county court system, or turn themselves in to Falmouth High School administrators, wh...

  • Falmouth outsources assessing to Cumberland County

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council voted 5-2 Monday to outsource assessing services to Cumberland County. Beginning in July, assessing will be handled by Gary James, director of regional assessing for the county. Falmouth joins with Cumberland and Yarmouth in contracting its assessing servi...

  • Scarborough school chief proposes nearly $4M budget hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III’s budget proposal calls for a 10 percent increase in spending and nearly $1 million in new investments and program restorations, including two full-time teaching positions. The budget proposal calls for a $3.9 mi...

  • Cutting a rug in Topsham

    Sean Oshima of Whitefield and Frances Buerkens of Portland show what they can do at the 24th annual DownEast Dance Festival last weekend at Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham.

  • Falmouth to open Mason-Motz for viewing

    FALMOUTH — The town will host two events to gather public input on the future of the Mason-Motz Building. The events, billed as open houses, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 29, at 192 Middle Road. Falmouth Community Programs and ...

  • Goodwill may expand Falmouth store

    FALMOUTH — Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is considering expanding its retail presence in Falmouth, but there are no firm plans yet. Goodwill, which has operated a store at the Falmouth Shopping Center since 2007, is eyeing vacant space formerly occupied by Rite Aid in...

  • Bath land trust offers spring stewardship series

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will hold workshops this spring on Global Positioning System basics, an introduction to Google Earth, and chainsaw training and maintenance. KELT staff member Chris Cabot will teach the basics of using GPS at the land trust's office, 92 Front St...