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  • Correction

    The state Senate District 8 story in the Oct. 20 edition should have said candidate Peter Doyle would propose a local return of one-fifth of the state sales tax contributed by Portland.

  • Proponents say Downeaster won't add to noise pollution in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Passenger rail advocates last week assured residents who live near the railroad tracks that noise won't be a problem when the Amtrak Downeaster starts regular service. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, and Paul Pottle...

  • Hood cook-off finalists compete Saturday

    PORTLAND — Five Maine women have been chosen to compete for a $10,000 grand prize in the second Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 30. Amateur home cooks Jessie Grearson of Falmouth, Danica Schroth  of Freeport, Kathleen J...

  • Pumpkin festival scheduled for Oct. 30 at L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival will take place at L.L. Bean on Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be live music, pumpkin carving, a whoopie pie eating contest, costumes, prizes and other activities. Children can explore a Pumpkin House and see thousands of jac...

  • Falmouth councilors delay vote on library; residents criticize process

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council delayed a vote Monday on the library space needs resolution after a consultant's final report came in late on Oct. 22, after the council agenda was published. The report by consultant Nolan Lushington presented a recommended range of net usable space to ad...

  • Ben & Jerry's gets the boot in latest L.L. Bean plan for downtown Freeport

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean has submitted a plan to the Project Review Board to demolish the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shop on Main Street and creating a pedestrian plaza with brick walkways, landscaping and seating.  The proposal includes building a new, 1,300-square-foot Ben & ...

  • Cumberland council sets hearing for moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing Nov. 8 on a proposed 180-day moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The discussion was scheduled after Elvin Copp and his son, Randy Copp, said they intended to seek a permit for a pit on land Elvin ow...

  • Yarmouth council sets final Comp Plan vote for Dec. 2

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council held a second public hearing on the 2010 draft Comprehensive Plan and completed the review process on Thursday, Oct. 21. Councilors are expected to hold a final public hearing and vote to adopt the plan in early December. The plan was presented to t...

  • Portland police arrest 2 in series of assaults

    PORTLAND — Police have arrested two men who allegedly assaulted several people downtown Monday night. David Brochu, 22, of Windham, and Christopher Conley, 22, of Portland, were arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of assault and robbery. Brochu was also charged with terrorizing...

  • Rail deliveries to disrupt Portland traffic

    PORTLAND — Delivery of rails for the upcoming Amtrak Downeaster service expansion to Freeport and Brunswick is expected to cause traffic delays at railroad crossings in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27 and 28. The delays are expected on Riverside Street near Washington Ave...