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  • Freeport unveils $2.5M capital improvement budget

    FREEPORT — Town councilors on Tuesday discussed the town manager’s proposed capital improvement plan and its costs for fiscal year 2016. Town Manager Peter Joseph’s plan includes spending almost $2.5 million in 2016 to repair and replace town equipment, improve infra...

  • Portland Polar Dip: C'mon in, the water's fine

    About 75 participants charge into the icy water at East End Beach on Saturday, March 14, during the 8th annual Portland Polar Dip. The event raised more than $10,000 for Camp Sunshine -- a 24-acre camp on Sebago Lake in Casco that provides free, year-round accommodations for children with li...

  • Man indicted in 2012 Yarmouth Hannaford break-in

    YARMOUTH — Charles Gardner, the man arrested in a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at Hannaford supermarket on U.S. Route 1, has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury. An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but a finding that enough evidence exists to prosecute. ...

  • N. Yarmouth town budget could shrink 0.7%

    NORTH YARMOUTH — While the current draft of next year's municipal budget shows a decrease 0.72 percent, funds toward development of the village center could result in a significant increase. The preliminary $2.8 million town budget – which includes a Cumberland County tax, and ...

  • Falmouth schools propose 5% budget hike

    FALMOUTH — The School Department is proposing a nearly 5 percent budget increase in the 2016 fiscal year, for a total of nearly $33.3 million. The projected impact on the school portion of town property ta...

  • Falmouth man indicted on multiple theft charges

    FALMOUTH — A local man has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury on multiple theft and burglary charges. Henry Conley III, 43, was indicted relating to a series of vehicle break-ins along the Brook Road area, according to Police Lt. John Kilbride. Conley faces four Class C ...

  • 4 selectmen, School Committee seats open on Chebeague; Damon won't seek re-election

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Selectman Donna Damon will not be seeking re-election in June. Nomination papers for the June 9 election are now available at the town office for four seats, two on the Board of Selectmen and two on the School Committee. They became available on Monday and are due ...

  • Portland City Council approves homeless shelter task force

    PORTLAND — The future of city homeless shelters will be examined and evaluated by a new task force created by a unanimous vote of city councilors Monday. Councilors also approved easements to allow installation of natural gas lines to the Portland Technology Park off Rand Road near t...

  • Falmouth student is crowned U.S. bread champ

    FALMOUTH — Parents pass a lot of things down to their children. For Jessica Grearson and her daughter Ellie Sapat, the inheritance includes a knack for winning cooking competitions. On March 10, Sapat was crowned U.S. youth champion at the

  • North Yarmouth school reuse may go to April 11 Town Meeting

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents may decide at Town Meeting Saturday, April 11, whether to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus. The proposal, recommended by the Board of Selectmen, has been the focus of a series of public informational meetings, the...