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  • Eat doughnuts, Occupy Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Occupy Wall Street is coming to town. Protesters plan to gather on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. on the Brunswick Mall to make signs, drink cider and eat doughnuts. Then, at 11 a.m. the group will march to Bank of America on Maine Street and protest in front of the bank, s...

  • Walmart gets town OK for Falmouth expansion

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board gave final approval Tuesday night to Walmart's plans to expand at 206 Route 1. The new design will expand the existing 92,000-square-foot store to a 124,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter. The site plan includes a large garden section, pharmacy, and gro...

  • Yarmouth neighbors drop lawsuit against proposed McKearney Village subdivision

    YARMOUTH — Six residents who sued the town and developers to block the planned McKearney Village subdivision off Hillside Road have withdrawn their complaint. Plaintiffs Bruce and Suzanne Jones, Mary Dowd, Carroll Dunn, and Greg and Kara Salvadore on Aug. 25 appealed the Planning Bo...

  • Chebeague Island selectman resigns without explanation

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will elect someone to complete the rest of Selectman Mark Dyer's term at a Nov. 19 special Town Meeting. Dyer has served on the board since Chebeague Island became a town in 2007, and was chairman during part of that time. He was re-elected last and his term... 1

  • Portland fire boat accident prompts policy changes

    PORTLAND — In the wake of an Oct. 15 accident that caused $38,000 worth of damage to the city's fire boat, Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne on Tuesday night outlined changes to the policy governing use of the boat. But if there is widespread public outrage about the damage to the $3.2 mil...

  • Neighbor vs. neighbor: Falmouth eyes changes to water view impact rules

    FALMOUTH — In 2006, when the town changed its zoning ordinance to protect homeowners' views of the ocean – even if that view was across someone else's property – it's likely no one realized the change would eventually pit neighbors against neighbors over who gets to see the shor...

  • Portland Trails secures 3 easements

    PORTLAND — Portland Trails has secured three easements to preserve access on three trails in Portland and Falmouth. The group said in a press release that two of the easements will extend trails that are part of the Sebago to the Sea Trail: An easement from the ’27 Gray ...

  • Cost puts Portland affordable housing project in jeopardy

    PORTLAND — The mayoral election has highlighted the need for more affordable housing and social services on the peninsula. But now a project at 66-68 High St. that would provide both is in doubt, unless the developer can cut $1 million in costs. Community Housing of Maine is w...

  • Maine dam inspections lag while inspector coaches rugby

    WATERVILLE — Around 3:50 in the afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, a state-owned pickup truck pulled into the parking lot at the Colby College rugby field. A man in a blue windbreaker got out of the truck, took a cardboard box of equipment from the cab and headed to the field, where me...

  • Unsung Hero: Mary Lou Sprague grabs life by the reins

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Some people of means spend their lives protecting their assets, seldom considering the common good. Not Mary Lou Sprague. Some people, as they age, get timid about engaging in physically strenuous activities. Not Mary Lou Sprague. Some people vie...