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  • Freeport Town Council seals deal for turf fields

    FREEPORT — Athletes, students and residents will have two new turf fields, an indoor arena and a Little League baseball field to use after the Town Council approved a final agreement with the Seacoast United Maine soccer club Tuesday night. In a deal that took nearly two years to sol...

  • Bath councilors reject proposal for twice-monthly meetings

    BATH — After weighing the idea of holding two regular meetings a month, the City Council chose last week to stick with one. The order to hold the regular meeting the first Wednesday of each month was part of the council's Dec. 1 consent agenda. Consent agendas are comprised of rout...

  • Debate intensifies over Bradbury-Pineland corridor

    POWNAL — The debate over a Bradbury-Pineland trail is heating up as the mid-December deadline approaches for the state Bureau of Parks and Lands' final draft of a management plan for the corridor. While a mountain bike organization is pushing for extended loop trails that connect to ... 2

  • Ace Hardware to join Bangor Savings in new Falmouth plaza

    FALMOUTH — A hardware store and a bank may seem unlikely bedfellows, but the Bangor Savings Bank building under construction at Route 1 and Fundy Road will contain both, plus another business when it is finally completed next spring. Retail chain Ace Hardware will take over approxima...

  • Cumberland board to discuss CMP substation, new Main Street zoning

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday will hold public hearings on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation and new zoning on part of Main Street. CMP is undergoing major site plan review of its proposal to build the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road. The Planning...

  • Yarmouth colon cancer survivor steps out of her comfort zone to encourage screenings

    YARMOUTH — A reserved and private woman who doesn't like to talk about cancer is one of six Maine residents promoting the importance of early detection in a statewide colon cancer awareness campaign. The

  • Presumpscot River bridge detour expected to upset Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100/26 bridge over the Presumpscot River and railroad tracks will be limited to vehicles weighing 22 tons or less for the next 11 months while a new bridge is completed. Heavy trucks will be rerouted through several Falmouth neighborhoods. "That bridge is ...

  • Teacher returns to Falmouth classroom with marijuana charge pending

    FALMOUTH — High school English teacher Mark Melnicove has returned to his classroom wth marijuana possession charges still pending. Melnicove, 58, was charged Nov. 1 after an unannounced police search of the high school parking lot allegedly discovered 2.4 grams of marijuana in his c... 9

  • Yarmouth teen helps break down cultural differences 1 student at a time

    YARMOUTH — With a determination to break down cultural barriers, high school junior Hannah Potter created a pen pal program for students in America and Iraq. The online communications project called

  • Council OKs farmer's market, sets CIP hearing

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved an emergency zoning amendment to allow a winter's farmers market on Saturdays. Councilors also scheduled a public hearing on the city's Capital Improvement Plan. The zoning amendment will take effect immediately to allow a winter'...