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  • UPDATE: Incumbent Freeport town councilor could be off November ballot

    FREEPORT — At-large Town Councilor Rich DeGrandpre could lose his place on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Town Council will decide if more than 70 of DeGrandpre's 112 nominating signatures are invalid, after residents Peter and Sandra Thompson of 7 Byram Ave. challenged the papers on Tuesday... 1

  • Maine towns seek train horn 'quiet zones' in advance of expanded Downeaster service

    CUMBERLAND — The extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland to Brunswick will increase connectivity between the two communities, and possibly generate tourism revenue for the area. But the new line, which is scheduled to be completed in fall 2012, may also bring additional ... 1

  • Falmouth school daze

    Visitors climb the circular stairway between the first- and second-floor libraries of the new Falmouth Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 17, during a community open house at the school on Woodville Road.

  • Day-care centers, preschools adjust as Falmouth schools expand services

    FALMOUTH — Besides struggling with the soft economy, some private preschool and day-care center owners say new public school services are threatening their businesses. The businesses are feeling the pressure from an all-day kindergarten program that began this fall, boasting the larg...

  • Portland mapmakers

    Members of the Casco Bay Sunrise Rotary Club in Portland and students from LearningWorks Youth Building Alternatives pose with the 600-square-foot U.S. map they painted on the playground at Riverton Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 17. The community service project will help Riverton students le...

  • UPDATE: Falmouth claims pornography a factor in response to former employee's lawsuit

    FALMOUTH — In response to a lawsuit that alleges wrongful termination, an attorney for the town on Tuesday claimed the former code enforcement officer was fired for, among other things, viewing online pornography. In the lawsuit filed Sept. 6, longtime Code Enforcement Officer Albert...

  • Buyers sought for Falmouth school properties

    FALMOUTH — A formal request for propsals for the former school properties on Lunt Road was issued last week by commercial real estate broker CBRE The Boulos Co., which is marketing the properties for the town. The properties include the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. The RFP a...

  • Residents challenge approval of Yarmouth subdivision

    YARMOUTH — Six residents have filed a civil lawsuit against the town and McKearney Village, challenging the developer's recently approved subdivision off Hillside Road. The plaintiffs, Bruce and Suzanne Jones, Mary Dowd, Carroll Dunn, and Greg and Kara Salvadore, filed the complaint ...

  • Freeport road could partially reopen this week

    FREEPORT — A section of Flying Point Road that has been closed since Sept. 12 may partially reopen as soon as Friday, Sept. 23, town officials said. The road over Kelsey Brook, an area between John's Road and Lupin Lane, was closed last week so construction crews could stabilize the ...

  • Yarmouth program encourages driver safety, bicycle awareness

    YARMOUTH — As part of an effort to encourage the use of bicycles, promote safety, and improve driver awareness of bike and pedestrian traffic, bike lanes are being marked along Rogers Road. Dan Ostrye of the Yarmouth Bike and Pedestrian Committee said the pilot project is made possib...