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  • 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...

  • Acquisition to preserve Clapboard Island in Falmouth expected this week

    FALMOUTH — With Clapboard Island is scheduled to go back on the open market at the end of the week, proponents of purchasing part of the island for public use still have to raise $100,000. But the shortfall may not get in the way of closing the deal. Keith Fletcher, proje...

  • Freeport private school teacher charged with drug trafficking released on bail

    FREEPORT — A private school teacher who was arrested for allowing drugs to be sold from his Lewiston home has been released on bail.

  • Falmouth music student wins prestigious competition

    FALMOUTH — A Falmouth High School rising senior has won a national music competition for students. Emma Mooradian, 17, competed against 10 other student musicians from across the nation at the New England Music Camp in Sidney to win the camp's annual Concerto Competition. 

  • Portland Public Library to store some city documents

    PORTLAND — Research into city history and government could soon require a trip to the Portland Public Library instead of City Hall. On Aug. 4, the City Council unanimously approved an agreement to move archived documents from a City Hall vault to the library's Portland Room at 5 Monu...

  • Back to school: Expanded middle school, new superintendent in Cumberland-North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The new school year, which begins in two weeks, marks a time of transition in School Administrative District 51. A new superintendent heads the Cumberland-North Yarmouth district for the first time in two decades, and a school that operated in North Yarmouth for 36 years...

  • Grant seeds irrigation for Yarmouth Community Garden

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Community Garden has received a grant that will benefit not only the garden volunteers, but the surrounding community. The garden, on East Main Street, has received a grant of $3,100 from the Maine Local Foods Grant Program to install a drip irrigation sy...

  • Preparing for a Portland-Falmouth bridge bash

    George Tuttle uses an acetylene torch to cut steel Monday, Aug. 11, on the old Martin's Point Bridge between Portland and Falmouth. A new bridge, which opened to Veranda Street-Route 1 traffic in June, will be celebrated with an event called the Martin's Point Bridge Bash on Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m...

  • SummerFest returns Friday in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The annual SummerFest returns to the high school sports complex on Friday, Aug. 15. The free festival begins at 4 p.m. with food, entertainment and family activities, including a magic show from 5-5:45 p.m., a dunk tank, pony rides, carnival games, raffles and info...