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  • North Yarmouth, Cumberland have 1 contested election

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A two-way race for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen is the town's only contest in the upcoming June election. In Cumberland, meanwhile, there is no competition for any elected town office. Harold Stoddard of Smithwood Drive and Keith Thompson of Bryn Lan...

  • 3 candidates for Falmouth council; Mahoney opts out

    FALMOUTH — Three candidates will be on the ballot for two Town Council seats in the June 9 town election. Barring any write-in candidates, there will be two uncontested School Board races. The deadline for filing nomination papers was 5 p.m. Monday. Council Chairwoman K...

  • Planned Parenthood in Portland: 50 years of giving care, taking criticism

    PORTLAND — Planned Parenthood of Northern New England celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with an emphasis on providing health and reproductive care in a nonjudgmental fashion. "When you look at women and wom...

  • Casco Bay study links ocean acidity, shellfish decline

    PORTLAND — A study released Tuesday finds a link between high levels of ocean water acidity and declining soft-shell clam populations in Casco Bay. The finding adds another piece to the puzzle of shellfish decline in the region, and suggests people can help limit the damage with...

  • Falmouth will study impact of Portland bag rules with eye toward 2016

    FALMOUTH — Just weeks after Portland regulated single-use, disposable shopping bags, the Town Council's ordinance committee Monday night recommended waiting and watching what ha...

  • Portland City Council OKs Franklin Street water slide, restricts 'vaping'

    PORTLAND — City Councilors Monday approved a permit for the installation of a 1,000-foot water slide in the northbound lanes of Franklin Street for an Aug. 1 festival. The potential release of 80,000 gallons of water was not all that flowed through the  3 1/2-hour meeting, where...

  • Livingston Taylor returning to Bath arts center

    BATH — Forty-five years after releasing his first album, Livingston Taylor is still going strong, and planning to bring his creative energy to the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday. The May 2 show at 804 Washington St., which starts at 7:30 p...

  • Eyes in the sky: Cumberland firm wins OK to survey with aerial drones

    CUMBERLAND — The friendly skies are getting a little friendlier for unmanned flying vehicles. And that’s opening up new possibilities for one Maine engineering firm. Sevee & Maher Engineers in early April won approval to use a quadcopter in its site surveying work, which co...

  • Portland West End residents fight for Brackett Street crosswalk

    PORTLAND — Less than 1 percent of the city's Consolidated Annual Action Plan – $40,000 – has become a focal point for West End residents and Reiche School parents. The money is what acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian has proposed for improving a crosswalk on Bracke...

  • Advocates for Portland's Congress Square get $100K grant

    PORTLAND — Having "friends" in high places could be a big benefit to Congress Square this summer and in the future. The Friends of Congress Square Park, a nonprofit established to pres...