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  • Freeport council 'accepts' physical fitness initiative

    FREEPORT — After facing issues over terminology at the Planning Board last month, the Freeport Active Living Plan was accepted Tuesday by the Town Council. The council, and members of the public, went back and forth on whether to "accept" or "receive" the document, which promote...

  • Falmouth to study restrictions on plastic shopping bags

    FALMOUTH — In response to requests from several residents, Falmouth is joining the ranks of towns considering limits on the use of plastic shopping bags. The Town Council on Monday referred the issue to the Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee, with a request that REAC submit reco...

  • Back to square one: Portland City Council to again weigh fate of downtown plaza

    PORTLAND — Congress Street resident Mark Audette expressed ambivalence about his surroundings July 10 while enjoying a coffee and newspaper in Congress Square. "I'm torn," he said. "I'm in favor of development. But I want to keep the park. It's a respite." Audette's statement ...

  • Cumberland proposes $3M purchase for public beach

    CUMBERLAND — A potential $3 million purchase by the town of about 11 acres of shoreline property and nearly 9 acres of forest will be discussed Monday, July 28, at a Town Council public hearing. The purchase of part of the Payson property off Foreside Road would satisfy a long-time g...

  • Corrections

    A July 9 Page 1 story, "City Council promises new tack after repealing buffer zone," should have said Leslie Sneddon is a former Northeast executive director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Also last week, the Page 1 story "Casco Bay Lines directors give themselves free rides," shoul...

  • Falmouth residents urged to sign up for wayfinding overhaul

    FALMOUTH — What's in a road sign? Quite a bit, according to Theo Holtwijk. The town's director of long-range planning will help facilitate a public forum on the town's wayfinding signage program – the dozen or so blue signs around the community that point out schools, the ...

  • Yarmouth bridge replacement requires extended detour

    YARMOUTH — After the increased traffic expected at this weekend's Clam Festival has moved on, the the Maine Department of Transportation will be closing the Elm Street bridge for repairs. The bridge will close Monday, July 21, and work is expected to be completed in early Novemb...

  • Bean home restoration on fast track in Freeport

    FREEPORT — To speed up the process of restoring historical accuracy to the L.L Bean home, the Project Review Board has waived the usual four-month demolition delay period for the project. After several additions and nearly half a dozen paint jobs over the past few decades, the 6 Holb...

  • Sheriff to investigate crash of Falmouth Police Department SUV

    FALMOUTH — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will investigate a July 4 crash that totaled a Falmouth Police Department sport utility vehicle. "Any crash involving a police cruiser, we conduct an internal investigation and ask an outside agency to come and investigate the acciden...

  • Morse Street sewer separation project moves forward in Portland

    PORTLAND — Work to direct storm water to Back Cove will extend past Washington Avenue later this summer with a $2.4 million sewer separation project along Morse Street. City Senior Project Engineer Brad Roland said Tuesday he expects the job to go out to bid by the end of the month, ...