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  • New principal brings small-school affinity to Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Islands School is getting a new name, the Harpswell Community School, and a new principal, Kerry Bailey. Bailey, 59,  is anything but new to school administration. This will be her third job as a principal, and her family is filled with other school adm...

  • Topsham voters OK $8.1M budget, reject zoning changes, digital signs

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.09 million municipal budget at Wednesday's 3 1/2-hour Town Meeting. But they defeated ordinances that would have created a new commercial zone along part of Route 196 and allowed digital signs in some parts of town. The meeting drew 227 register...

  • Survey available for Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — Residents and business owners can take a new survey created by the town's Comprehensive Plan Committee to determine how best to put together the town's next Comprehensive Plan, a document that outlines goals and projects for the community. The

  • Falmouth wins grant for wood chip boiler

    FALMOUTH — The School Department announced Tuesday that it won a $500,000 grant from the Maine Forest Service to help replace the middle school oil furnaces with a wood chip boiler. The new boiler would be similar to the boiler currently used to heat the high school and new elementar...

  • Farewell Festival set for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — Residents will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the town's three Lunt Road school buildings in a Farewell Festival on June 3 and 4. The School Department will vacate the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools after this school year. Students next year will move  into the...

  • A Tidewater high

    A pair of visiting cows from Freeport attracted a lot of attention Saturday at the grand opening of the University of Maine Learning Center at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Activities included remarks by officials, demonstrations, tours of the center and the naming of a tree and bench in memory of Oak...

  • Correction

    The May 12 story on Page 1, "Weekly curbside recycling, trash pickup to begin this summer in Falmouth," should have said savings are the result of Pine Tree Waste's dual-bin truck system. Falmouth will not have an automated-arm truck.

  • Sign of spring

    Ethan Pierce, right, shows one of Wolfe's Neck Farm's newborn lambs to visitors Saturday afternoon at the Freeport farm's Spring Festival. The event featured food, music, games, demonstrations and learning activities

  • Drought over for long-vacant South Portland office building

    Housing authority also seeks rezoning on Huntress Avenue SOUTH PORTLAND — For nearly three years, a vacant, four-story brick office building on Waterman Drive has been one of the most visible symbols in the city of the 2008 collapse of the financial and real estate markets. ...

  • Brunswick Development Corp. to buy land for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The town is a step closer to putting a new police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. Town Manager Gary Brown announced Monday that the Brunswick Development Corp., which is purchasing the property for the town, reached an agreement with the land owner...