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  • Pennsylvania firms in running to manage Portland downtown arena

    PORTLAND — Officials of the former Cumberland County Civic Center, who in June sold its naming rights to Bangor-based Cross Insurance, may soon be outsourcing the ...

  • Freeport storm damage

    No one was injured when a tree free fell on the roof of a home at 34 Circle Drive, Freeport, Sept. 6 during a strong thunderstorm. A car was also damaged. According to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Conley, the tree made a hole in the roof, but created no opening to the interior of the home. A tree also ...

  • Cumberland holds Payson property site walks

    CUMBERLAND — With a referendum Nov. 4 to decide whether to borrow up to $3 million to purchase beach property off Foreside Road, the Town Council is holding a series of site walks to familiarize the public with the parcel. Upcoming walks are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30-9:3...

  • Cumberland council sends Harris Road contract zone to referendum

    CUMBERLAND — As expected, the Town Council on Monday unanimously scheduled a Nov. 4 referendum that would repeal a Harris Road contract zone. An informational meeting on the matter will he held Oct. 8. Councilors on July 14 unanimously approved the agreement with developer Jus...

  • Energy upgrades planned for SAD 51 schools

    CUMBERLAND — A plan to spend $1.5 million on district-wide energy conservation projects could pay off in 12 years, School Administrative District 51 Superintendent Jeff Porter said. The SAD 51 Board of Directors on Sept. 3 unanimously approved hiring Siemens Industry to do the work, ...

  • Historic listing sought for Chebeague Island golf course

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Six years shy of its 100th anniversary, the Great Chebeague Golf Course could soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The nine-hole golf course was recently declared eligible for nomination to the register by the Maine Historic Preservation Comm...

  • Construction wraps up at Falmouth Middle School

    FALMOUTH — Construction inside Falmouth Middle School has been completed on time. Dan O'Shea, School Department director of finance and operations, said new science rooms have been upgraded and "are now appropriately sized to be more conducive to effective classroom management a...

  • Falmouth Town Council endorses $2.8M bond for library

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday unanimously endorsed a bond referendum to borrow up to slightly more than $2.8 million for renovation of Falmouth Memorial Library. The council voted 6-0, with Councilor Claudia King absent.  In its last chance for action, the co...

  • Fire destroys Route 1 office building in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-alarm fire ravaged Scarborough Commons at 153 U.S. Route 1 for nearly nine hours Monday night, causing "extensive" damage throughout the multi-tenant office building, Fire Chief Michael Thurlow said. Officials on Tuesday morning had not determined what...

  • Falmouth police campaign targets impaired drivers

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department has concluded its second "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign of the year. The department was awarded a $5,000 grant last December from the Bureau of Highway Safety to conduct these campaigns. According to a press release, the goal of the gr...