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  • Yarmouth likely to form railroad quiet-zone committee

    YARMOUTH — With the possibility of a 2 a.m. train coming through town every day, the Town Council is considering forming a citizen's committee to study whether the town can safely eliminate the sound of train whistles. At a workshop Nov. 6 and an operations committee meeting Nov. 10,...

  • Falmouth council weighs truck traffic regulations

    FALMOUTH — While no action was taken, the Town Council discussed regulation of commercial vehicles on town roads at its meeting Monday night. The issue stemmed from concerns about traffic on Brook Road, where a resident said an ordinance prohibiting commercial truck traffic was ...

  • Portland parade, ceremony honor veterans

    Members of Portland VFW Post 6859 march on Congress Street Tuesday during the annual Veterans Day parade. The parade concluded at City Hall with a ceremony featuring remarks from Mayor Michael Brennan and recently re-elected U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

  • Portland Ice Arena to be renamed for Troubh

    PORTLAND — The late Mayor and City Councilor William Troubh will have his legacy placed on ice when city councilors rename the Portland Ice Arena in his memory. The council vote is planned for Nov. 17, after the order passed a first reading on Nov. 3. Troubh died Nov. 8, 2013....

  • North Yarmouth Revolutionary War veteran gets new tombstone

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nearly 200 years after it was erected, the tombstone of Winthrop Baston – a captain in the American Revolution – was in pieces, sunken under the ground, and seemingly forgotten. But because there were those who never forgot, Baston now has a new stone at ...

  • Portland promises reviews after deadly Noyes St. fire

    PORTLAND — City officials have promised a full review of housing codes, ordinances and inspection policies in the wake of Portland's deadliest fire in more than 50 years. The early morning Nov. 1 fire at 20-24 Noyes St. killed six people, five of whom died from smoke inhalation on th...

  • Preliminary budget would boost Cumberland County property tax more than 5%

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously green-lighted a preliminary budget for 2015 operations that would increase the county property tax rate by 5.2 percent. County spending would increase by $1.3 million to a total of $26.7 million. The s...

  • Falmouth honors its war veterans

    Members of American Legion Post 164 in Falmouth salute a new Veterans Memorial moments after they laid a wreath at its base on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. The monument, at the Legion hall at 65 Depot Road, was the result of several years of effort by the Veterans Memorial Committee.

  • Revised St. Lawrence Arts plan seen as improvement by Portland Historic Preservation Board

    PORTLAND — New renderings of proposed performance space at St. Lawrence Arts are playing to mixed reviews about a month before the City Council will consider a zoning change to make the project possible. "If you look at how design has evolved, you can see it effectively balances...

  • Falmouth fundraiser a homecoming for ALS activist

    FALMOUTH — Back when he was a student at Falmouth High School, John Gregoire was a two-sport athlete. The Windham resident will be returning to the school Thursday night, Nov. 13, for a fundraising event, but as a very different person than when he graduated in 1975. Greg...