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  • Most Freeport town councilors support measure to leave RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Six of the seven town councilors on Tuesday said they support the town's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Councilor Kristina Egan was the only one who said she will vote against the withdrawal referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot. The comments, made during a publi...

  • Portland Irish center gets $10K preservation grant

    PORTLAND — Things are looking up at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. “There is a lot of good news and we are looking to share it,” Vinny O'Malley, a center advisory council member, said Monday in advance of a Wednesday news conference with Mayor Michael Bren...

  • Yarmouth seeks director of economic development

    YARMOUTH — The town plans to hire its first economic development director to lead an effort to attract more businesses. According to the town website, the director will be expected to work with different town departments and services to "support and enhance the features and programs ...

  • Mystery mural: Origin of Town Hall painting piques Falmouth official's curiosity

    FALMOUTH — For the past year, one question has plagued a town official whenever he walks through Town Hall: who painted the large mural in the first-floor hallway? Theo Holtwijk, director of long range planning, has been hunting for an answer to this mystery since last December....

  • High school counselor is Bath Citizen of the Year

    BATH — A Morse High School guidance counselor and the organizers of Bath Random Acts of Kindness Day were among those who were honored Saturday on Citizen Involvement Day. The 16th annual awards ceremony was held at Waterfront Park as part of

  • Falmouth police use con to find contractor accused of fraud

    FALMOUTH — Police used a sting operation to arrest a man facing several complaints for home-repair fraud. Richard Myers, 41, was arrested Oct. 8 without incident at a local bar, police said. Myers is accused of taking money to do home repairs and never doing the work. He ...

  • Condominiums considered for Gray Road in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Oct. 7 received a pre-application sketch plan for a a new three-lot, 22-unit residential development off Gray Road. The property, being developed by Turning Point Development, is about a quarter of a mile north of Leighton Road. There's already a...

  • India Street plan heads to Portland council, with some dissent

    PORTLAND — A long-considered study about preserving the India Street neighborhood will be submitted to the full City Council on Monday, Oct. 20. But the India Street Sustainable Neighborhood Plan does not have unanimous support from the committee that created it. "We pushed th...

  • South Portland firefighter in training

    Jackson Hackett, 2, of South Portland, douses mock flames Saturday, Oct. 11, with the help of his father, Aaron Hackett, during an open house at the South Portland Fire Department's Central Station on Broadway. The annual event, which coincided with National Fire Prevention Week, featured equipme...

  • Falmouth Police Department adds prescription drug drop-off

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department now has a receptacle where unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at anytime. No questions are asked and individuals will not be asked to identify themselves.  The dispatcher in the communications center, 2 Marshall Drive, will indic...