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  • Topsham board OKs policy for archiving

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a digitization policy for the town's historic archives. The Topsham Historical Society is seeking a grant from the Maine Memory Network to fund purchase of a scanner, but a digitization policy was necessary first. History Commit...

  • Yarmouth begins dam discussions

    YARMOUTH — Residents have the opportunity to help decide the fate of two dams along the lower Royal River. In a program called "Dams and the Royal River: Films and Forum," members of Maine Rivers and ...

  • Portraits of Portland's mayoral candidates

    Michael Brennan at East End School in Portland: “I was going to pick a place, but then I thought it wasn’t very photogenic. It’s this little parking lot on Congress Street near Angela Adams. It used to be my mother’s house. It makes me think about what the parking lots in ...

  • Condon pathway plan narrowly advances in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A divided Town Council voted 4-3 to extend the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway under the East Main Street bridge, using up to $100,000 of town funds. At a council meeting on Oct. 20, Councilors Erv Bickford, Carl Winslow and Tim Sanders voted against the proposal, siting fina...

  • North Yarmouth bans sale, use of fireworks

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents voted 21-8 at a special Town Meeting to ban the use and sale of consumer fireworks. The Oct. 18 vote was prompted by a state law legalizing consumer fireworks that takes effect Jan. 1, 2012. The law allows municipalities to enact local restrictions, and the...

  • Freeport council selects consultant for town manager search

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to hire Eaton Peabody Consulting Group to assist in the search process for a new town manager. It also approved spending up to $5,500 for the service: $4,500 for consulting services and up to $1,000 for services like advertising.

  • Falmouth council to review property bids in private; fireworks ban, poultry rules considered

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will review bids for the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings in private executive sessions before deciding which bid to accept. The council decided unanimously Monday night to seal the bids from public scrutiny until negotiations between potentia...

  • 3 Freeport council incumbents face challengers

    FREEPORT — Voters will choose representatives for District 2, District 3 and an at-large seat in the Nov. 8 Town Council elections. The District 2 seat is held by incumbent Councilor Eric Pandora of Birch Point Road. He is challenged by newcomer Katherine Arno of Pleasant Hill Road. ...

  • Falmouth moves ahead with train whistle 'quiet zones'

    FALMOUTH — Construction may soon begin at the town's four railroad crossings in an effort to preserve train whistle quiet zones in residential neighborhoods. The Town Council decided Monday night to move ahead with a proposal to make improvements to the crossings on Field and Woodvil...

  • Cumberland council not ready to silence train whistles

    CUMBERLAND — A unanimous Town Council on Monday essentially decided not to seek creation of no-whistle zones at railroad crossings. Residents had asked the council to look into petitioning the Federal Railroad Administration to create the so-called quiet zones, which, with the except...