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  • Topsham 250th to wrap with time capsule, fireworks

    TOPSHAM — The town's year-long 250th birthday celebration, which received a less-enthusiastic response than organizers expected, will end with a bang: a fireworks show and bonfire on New Year's Eve. The steering committee's co-chairman this week said he he wished the various events t...

  • Freeport council sets fees for food trucks

    FREEPORT — Food trucks are now allowed in some parts of town after the Town Council established a fee structure for the businesses.  T...

  • North Yarmouth taps Portland architect for development study

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday hired Stephen Blatt Architects to conduct a facilities study on three development options the town faces. The town will pay the Portland firm $18,000, which comes out of an economic development fund, according to Town Manager Rosemar...

  • Falmouth to conserve forests valued at $900K

    FALMOUTH — The town is acquiring 100 acres of forest, valued at just over $907,000, to add to its conservation corner. The land is from three different sellers, according to Bob Shafto, the town's open space ombudsman, who said the sales are likely to close in February 2015...

  • Falmouth residents hope to stem development tide

    FALMOUTH — With time winding down for its completion, developers of the Tidewater Farm mixed-used neighborhood hope to revise their master plan. Developer Nathan Bateman recently appeared before the Town Council to outline those changes. Among other ...

  • Freeport drive to protect farmland exceeds initial goal

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Conservation Trust has exceeded its first fundraising goal by over $4,000 in an effort to save Winterwood Farm from being sold to developers. The trust raised more than $24,000 by a Dec. 15 deadline with the help of people in Freeport and surrounding communiti...

  • Portland landlord cited for safety violations

    PORTLAND — Gregory Nisbet, the owner of the Noyes Street building where a Nov. 1 fire killed six people, was cited Monday for violations at a multi-unit house he owns at 188 Dartmouth St. The house is about two blocks away from 20-24 Noyes St., the scene of the fire. City spokeswoman...

  • Posthumous gift supports dyslexic students in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The School Board on Monday night unanimously agreed to accept $20,000 to support students with dyslexia. The board also unanimously approved revisions to the high school graduation policy, and heard the first readings for new policies on educating homeless youth. Th...

  • Plan to hike Westbrook speed limit raises concern in Portland

    PORTLAND — The potential for increased speeds on a major street connecting the city and Westbrook has officials on both sides of the border asking state officials to slow down. "I'm pleased (the state) is looking again," Westbrook City Manager Jerre Bryant said Monday, after Maine De...

  • Portland City Council approves zoning changes for Munjoy Hill arts center

    PORTLAND — Plans for a proposed $7 million, 400-seat performing arts hall at St. Lawrence Arts can move forward after City Councilors approved zoning amendments Monday night. Councilors also approved a zoning change that will allow 53 market-rate rental apartments to be built in Bays...