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  • Bath students make wreaths for food truck funds

    BATH — Seventh-graders from Bath Middle School will be making and selling wreaths to benefit the Bath Area Mobile Food Truck. The decorated wreaths will be sold for $20 each at Roger's Ace Hardware, 55 Congress Ave., and Dot's Ice Cream Shop, 160 Front St., from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday,...

  • Yarmouth residents show support for keeping Route 1 bridge

    YARMOUTH — More than 100 residents attended Monday's Operations Committee meeting, most to express displeasure with a suggestion to remove the Route 1 bridge over Main Street. Yarmouth will either renovate the structure as a two-lane bridge, or remove it and bring Route 1 down to Mai...

  • Order has buyer for Catherine McAuley High School property in Portland

    PORTLAND — Catherine McAuley High School may have to find a new home in the next five years because there is a potential buyer for the school property. The property at 631 Stevens Ave. is owned by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, which recently confirmed to the McAuley ...

  • UPDATE: DA to review accident that killed former Cape Elizabeth Public Works director

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Retired Public Works Director Herbert Dennison was killed Monday when he was knocked into a trash hopper/compactor at the Recycling Center. Dennison, 79, was struck around 10:30 a.m. by a Ford Explorer driven by 72-year-old Christine Sharp-Lopez of Hunts Point R...

  • Only thing sure in Senate District 25: Cathy will win

    FALMOUTH — It was probably inevitable. Two candidates, both women, both named Cathy, in Senate District 25. And so far, both have won and both have lost. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election showed Democrat Catherine Breen of Falmouth won by seven votes after ...

  • Freeport finance director moving to Arizona

    FREEPORT — The town is seeking a new finance director after Abbe Yacoben announced she is taking a job in Arizona. Yacoben, who has been finance director since March 2009, accepted a position as director of finance and budget in Avondale, Arizona. Her last day in Freeport will b...

  • Yarmouth appoints panel to study railroad quiet zones

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has appointed a citizen's committee to research how trains could pass quietly through town in a way that would be safe and cost effective. Councilors on Nov. 20 approved formation of the Quiet Zone Citizens Advisory Task Force to gather information on ways...

  • Freeport withdrawal advocate resigns from Regional School Unit 5 board

    FREEPORT — Following the failed Regional School Unit 5 withdrawal referendum, Peter Murray has resigned from the RSU Board of Directors. Murray, who was also the chairman of the Freeport Withdrawal Committee, announced his resignation at the board's Nov. 19 meeting. The town is accep...

  • UPDATE: Natural gas utility urged to help Cumberland customers failed by contractor who went out of business

    CUMBERLAND — Days after the  abrupt closing of a Howland contractor handling natural gas connections in Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth – which could cost many would-be customers the deposits they paid for the service –...

  • Portland appoints task force to review fire code in wake of Noyes Street blaze

    PORTLAND — A Boston Fire Department deputy chief and two local landlords are part of the task force established to look into city fire codes and ordinances in the wake of a fatal Nov. 1 fire at 20-24 Noyes St. Task force members were announced Friday, Nov. 21, by acting City Manager ...