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  • Brunswick to test closing lanes on Maine Street

    BRUNSWICK — Motorists will notice a big difference if they're using Maine Street on Saturday, Aug. 21. So will pedestrians, if a one-day experiment to close the middle two lanes goes according to plan. According to Town Councilor Margo Knight, the town will block the inside la... 1

  • Topsham town manager to step down in December

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Jim Ashe, who has held the job for three years, will leave the position in December. Following an executive session on Aug. 5, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to extend Ashe’s contract from its original expiration date of Oct. 31 “thro...

  • Companies sue to overturn Topsham cell tower decision

    TOPSHAM — Two companies that hoped to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood are suing the town and the Planning Board to get permits that were denied on June 29. Mariner Tower, which wanted to build the 75-foot monopole tower, and T-Mobile, the servic...

  • Freeport council OKs reduced funding for movie theater

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to increase the current cap on the Destination Freeport Tax Increment Financing District from $11.4 million to $20 million, and will dedicate $20,000 of the funds annually for 10 years for a downtown movie theater. The council decis...

  • Falmouth council weighs new options for town buildings, land

    FALMOUTH — Staff presented the Town Council with 10 different options for what to do with town-owned b... 1

  • Neighbors wary about CMP's plans for Cumberland substation

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board is scheduled to hear a request from Central Maine Power Co. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. CMP hosted an informational session at Cumberland Town Hall on Tuesday, where residents asked questions and voic...

  • Portland schools hire new finance officer

    PORTLAND — Michael Wilson has joined the School Department as its new chief financial officer. The new position is one of several created under the department's administrative reorganization. The School Department also recently hired a new chief academic officer and is searching for ...

  • Sebago Lake photos wanted for water district calendar

    PORTLAND — Do you have a photo of Sebago Lake that would look great in a calendar? If so, the Portland Water District wants it. The district is seeking high-resolution (8-by-10 inch, 300 dpi) photos of Sebago Lake for its sixth Images of Sebago calendar, which will be published in th...

  • First light in Portland

    Virginie Stanley of Hollis and Scott Brown of South Portland greet the day's first light on the Eastern Promenade in Portland on Aug. 5. They are performing the exercises of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice introduced in China in 1992, but now banned by the Chinese Communist Party, which is accus...

  • Ecomaine communities break recycling record

    PORTLAND — Member communities of ecomaine continue to recycle at a record-breaking rate, the group said in a press release. Last fiscal year, ecomaine communities recycled 66.8 million pounds, beating the previous record of 61.4 million pounds in fiscal 2009. North Yarmouth's ...