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  • The bridge is back

    A boat passes under the Cribstone Bridge, which connects Orr's and Bailey islands in Harpswell. The bridge reopend last weekend after an $11 million repair and reconstruction project.

  • Cumberland board tables CMP substation plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Nov. 16 tabled a request from Central Maine Power Co. to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. Town Planner Carla Nixon said CMP is still working on changes for the Raven Farm Substation, and that the master site plan review will return...

  • Freeport Merchants now FreeportUSA

    FREEPORT — Freeport Merchants Association has formerly changed its name to FreeportUSA and will roll out a new logo and marketing campaign by January. Myra Hopkins, executive director of the organization, said the change came out of a strategy workshop held this summer. Hopkins said ...

  • Fuel fund donations sought in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The community nonprofit Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is encouraging residents to donate to the fuel fund this winter.   The fund serves Yarmouth families, is locally administered and operates through the general assistance office in Freeport. More than 45 fam...

  • Cape Elizabeth, South Portland farms offer winter harvest

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three local farms will combine their bounty to offer customers more than the usual root vegetables for a winter community-supported agriculture program. Jordan's, ...

  • Resolve on smart meters eludes South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In what may be a preview of next week's public hearing in Scarborough, more than 20 people attended a City Council workshop on Monday to protest the installation of "smart" electric meters in the city. The workshop was intended to provide more information about the m... 2

  • Termed out: Boudreau ends 18 years on South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Linda Boudreau darted across a city parking lot through the icy rain late Monday afternoon. But this time, she wasn't headed to the City Council workshop at the Community Center or a public hearing at City Hall. She was simply grabbing a small cup of decaffein...

  • Falmouth Education Foundation awards grants

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Education Foundation has awarded more than $19,000 in grants to the School Department. The grants include $7,700 to support the arts, $4,200 to academics, $3,300 to technology and an additional $4,500 to a variety of other recipients. The awards include...

  • 'Food for Fines': South Portland library, pantry partner to fight hunger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It happens to even well-behaved library users. You check out a book and forget to return it by the due date. You eventually return the book, through the drop slot by the door. Then, you avoid the librarian, because of the shame that comes with paying the dread... 3

  • Cape arboretum project gets $4K grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With the help of a nearly $4,000 grant from Project Canopy, the arboretum project will purchase 11 trees of eight different species for Fort Williams Park....