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  • Cumberland council rejects commuter bus proposal; METRO still optimistic

    CUMBERLAND — A proposal to extend METRO bus service north of Falmouth hit a second pothole in less than a week Monday, when Cumberland town councilors narrowly rejected an invitation to join the pilot project. The Town Council voted 4-3 against a resolution pledging Cumberland's supp...

  • Yarmouth panel: Home plan best suits Cousins Island fire station

    YARMOUTH — A proposal to demolish the Cousins Island fire station to build a cottage received the support Tuesday of a citizens advisory committee.  Town councilors will review the committee's choice on Aug. 21 and decide whether to accept it. Two proposals were subm...

  • Freeport's RSU 5 withdrawal plan gets state OK

    FREEPORT — The Maine Department of Education has conditionally approved the town's proposed agreement for withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5, bringing the action one step closer to a Nov. 4 referendum. The RSU 5 board on July 30 accepted the plan that would allow Freeport to with...

  • Evictions prompt Portland to look at landlord's other buildings

    PORTLAND — Homecoming could be weeks away for residents of 193 Congress St., who were evicted Aug. 5 after city inspectors discovered code violations in renovation work. Although work began in early July, the city did not receive an application for the electrical permit until July 28...

  • Self-defense for women on tap in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Cape Elizabeth Police Officer Paul Fenton will conduct a self-defense class for women on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Pro FIT training center on Lincoln Avenue. The $15 seminar teaches basic self-defense strategies geared especially to college-aged women, th...

  • Donations sought for Build-a-Backpack drive

    SCARBOROUGH — Project GRACE is collecting backpacks and school supplies through Tuesday, Aug. 19, to donate to students in need.  The Build-a-Backpack Drive encourages those shopping for back-to-school gear to buy a few extra items to donate. Drop-off locations include Scar...

  • Brunswick man charged with stalking in Bath

    BATH — A Brunswick man was arrested Saturday night and charged with stalking his former girlfriend. Luke Toothaker, 22, was arrested as he sat in his car in a Commercial Street parking lot outside the woman’s workplace just after 9 p.m., Police Lt. Robert Savary said. Th...

  • Donations will place defibrillators around Freeport

    FREEPORT — Following donations from residents and organizations in town, the Fire Department is hoping to purchase four new automatic external defibrillators. The Town Council unanimously accepted donations of just under $7,800 for the purchase. If the decision is approved at a publi...

  • Falmouth council takes deliberate path on library bond

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors on Monday unanimously approved spending more than $600,000 for Town Hall renovations, but decided there should be more opportunities for public discussion before they decide whether to put a $2.8 million library bond on the November ballot. Counci...

  • Proposal for historic status clouds owner's plans for Portland island

    PORTLAND — Development planned by the new owner of 24-acre House Island may face additional scrutiny as the city tries to designate the island a historic  district. A hearing will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at City Hall to gather public opinion on the designation, which ultimat...