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  • UPDATE: Freeport councilor is allowed to stay on ballot; decision spurs campaign to change charter

    FREEPORT — After two special meetings, town councilors determined Tuesday night that Councilor Rich DeGrandpre's nomination papers are valid. The decision means DeGrandpre's name will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot for re-election. Residents who challenged DeGrandpre's papers on ...

  • Freeport CATV program explores lives of WWII veterans

    FREEPORT — After nearly two years of research, interviews and editing, the stories of the lives and service of four local World War II veterans will be showcased on "Conversations with Ed Bonney" through October. With the help of Rick Simard, director of Freeport Cable TV 3, Bonney s...

  • Falmouth council reviews Comp Plan survey, delves into dog waste

    FALMOUTH — Most residents would highly recommend Falmouth as a place to live, but fewer say it's a great place to do business. That finding and others from the 2011 Falmouth Comprehensive Plan Survey were presented to the Town Council on Monday. Councilors also discussed chang...

  • Cumberland council tables police contract

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday delayed until Oct. 10 a vote on a labor agreement with the police union. Councilors Bill Stiles and George Turner were absent. "We're still working on some of the details," Town Manager Bill Shane said, noting that the meeting was the fi...

  • Unlocked vehicles targeted in Falmouth crime spree

    FALMOUTH — Police are asking residents to remove valuables from their cars and make sure their parked vehicles are locked after a string of car burglaries and several car thefts. Vehicles in the Flats, the Foreside, and in the Blackstrap Road area have been targets, and police said a...

  • Fair-ly perfect conditions in Cumberland

    Just before noon on opening day last Sunday in Cumberland, the midway is all folks and food at the Cumberland County Fair. Summer-like weather welcomed people to the 140th annual celebration, which continues through Saturday, Oct. 1.

  • Frannie Peabody Center wins $930K grant

    PORTLAND — The Frannie Peabody Center announced last week that it has won a $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve housing and services for those living with HIV/AIDS. The grant will be used to provide 44 people with housing and 26 with su...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on strengthening neighborhoods

    Third in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on issues facing the city. PORTLAND — It may be a city of about 65,000 residents, but Portland can seem smaller at times because of its many distinct geographic neighborhoods. Besides Peaks, Cliff, ...

  • Casco Bay islands to elect representatives to ferry board

    PORTLAND — Island communities on Nov. 8 will elect three people to the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors. Two candidates hope to represent Great Diamond Island: Kathleen Hoffner, of Pleasant Cove Lane, and Roger Robinson, of Crescent Avenue. The Great Diamon...

  • Portland Water District election pits contractor against watchdog

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 8 will choose between a construction contractor and an environmental watchdog for an open seat on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. The five-year seat is currently held by David Margolis-Pineo, who is not seeking re-election. The district... 2