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  • Ram Island Ledge light off Cape Elizabeth for sale, in need of care

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Ram Island Ledge lighthouse needs a steward and is for sale to the highest bidder. Paula Santangelo, public affairs officer at the U.S. General Services Administration, said the property was first made available to government agencies, education institutions and ...

  • Topsham selectmen send cell tower ban to November vote

    TOPSHAM — Voters will decide in November if the town should establish a retroactive ban on new cellular communications towers in the Urban Residential zone. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 15 to schedule the Nov. 2 referendum, after receiving a petition that calls ... 1

  • Beach access dispute ignites Harpswell residents

    HARPSWELL — A week after holding a well-attended public hearing about the town's pursuit of public access at Cedar Beach, the Board of Selectmen met with the town attorney Tuesday to discuss its next course of action. Board Chairman Jim Henderson said Tuesday that the closed-door mee...

  • Brunswick Planning Board OKs Habitat project over neighbors' concerns

    BRUNSWICK — A recently approved Habitat for Humanity development on Cumberland Street is raising questions about whether the economic viability of the project outweighs density and safety concerns. The Planning Board on July 13 approved the site plan for the three-unit development on...

  • Brunswick base agency lures 'exciting new business,' eyes federal tax credits to attract others

    BATH — Just days before the scheduled announcement of a major tenant at Brunswick Naval Air Station, the agency redeveloping the base said it is considering entering a national tax credit program to lure tenants. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board of directors met in...

  • Harpswell Festival: Food, fireworks, music, boat races

    HARPSWELL — Organizers are gearing up for the seventh annual Harpswell Festival, which will be held July 24-25 at Mitchell Field. The festival will feature food, music and fireworks on July 24. On Sunday, July 25, the popular lobster boat races will be held, this time within full vie...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth closer to funding

    YARMOUTH — An effort to help fund dredging of the Royal River may be gaining momentum after a congressional committee approved an appropriations request from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, on Tuesday. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the last time the river was dredged – ...

  • Falmouth to remove Town Landing trash bin

    FALMOUTH — The large metal trash container at Town Landing will be removed this week, according to the town, after too many instances of illegal dumping of non-harbor trash. The town-owned property will now be a carry-in, carry-out facility. "We are sorry for any inconvenience...

  • Falmouth Police Department welcomes 6

    FALMOUTH — New officers and dispatchers are joining the ranks of the Police Department. "I'm really enjoying learning the town and meeting people," said Jeff Pardue, who will begin his 18-week training at the Maine Justice Academy in August. Pardue, who is from Kennebunk, and ...

  • New place for police in Portland's West End

    Anthony Ampezzan, senior lead police officer for Portland's West End, and Sarah Colton, community policing coordinator, cut a ribbon Tuesday morning, July 20, to officially open the new West End Policing Center at the Reiche Community Center. The event was attended by Police Chief James Craig, left,...