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  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on the issues

    The first in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on the issues examines the role of the elected mayor. PORTLAND — The November mayoral election is going to be historic. It will be the first time in 88 years voters will elect a mayor, who will ...

  • Culvert failure closes Flying Point Road in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A portion of Flying Point Road is closed until further notice. Officials said the section of the road over Kelsey Brook, between John's Road and Lupin Lane, will be closed so construction crews can stabilize the road over a culvert. Town Engineer Albert Presgraves s...

  • Falmouth council considers fireworks ban, delays dog leash law

    FALMOUTH — Fireworks may be banned if an ordinance being drafted by town staff is approved by the Town Council. Four councilors – a voting majority – indicated during a workshop Monday evening that they would support the ban. The council also heard from ...

  • Drowne Road School back in Cumberland's hands

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously accepted the Drowne Road School from School Administrative District 51, and discussed adding the school to the town's Village Mixed Use Zone. The council also approved an amended lease with Bateman Partners, the Portland development...

  • Freeport project to add affordable senior, workforce housing

    FREEPORT — After a year-long approval process that included a contract zone agreement, tax increment financing negotiations, tax-acquired property and several public meetings, construction of the Oak Leaf Two senior housing complex is underway. The affordable housing complex at 24 So...

  • Detours at Cumberland, Falmouth RR crossings

    CUMBERLAND — Railroad crossings in Cumberland and Falmouth will be closed as Pan Am Railways makes repairs and repaves the crossings in anticipation of the extension of Downeaster rail service to Brunswick. During the construction, the roads will be closed and traffic will be detoure...

  • Congress Street memorial will honor Portland's fallen firefighters

    PORTLAND — Tom O'Connor Jr. knows all too well the risks of being a firefighter. In 1960, at the age of 16, he was told his father, Tom Sr., had died when two fire trucks collided responding to a false alarm. Twenty years later, O'Connor, who was a city firefighter from 1969-1...

  • Tours, dedication set at Falmouth school

    FALMOUTH — The public is invited to a dedication ceremony and tour of the new Falmouth Elementary School on Woodville Road on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon. The $37.7 million building, which serves 890 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, opened this fall. It feature...

  • Safe behind the wheel? Maine public schools employ bus drivers with OUI, speeding, other violations

    PORTLAND — School districts go to great lengths to make drivers aware of school buses – from the buses' eye-catching yellow color, to their bright flashing lights, to advertising campaigns aimed at reminding folks to drive safely. But driving safety is a two-way street, and ...

  • Freeport, Falmouth remember 9/11

    Hundreds were on hand for the dedication Sunday in Freeport of a monument formed by pieces of World Trade Center steel.