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  • Cumberland holds Payson property site walks

    CUMBERLAND — With a referendum Nov. 4 to decide whether to borrow up to $3 million to purchase beach property off Foreside Road, the Town Council is holding a series of site walks to familiarize the public with the parcel. Upcoming walks are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30-9:3...

  • Energy upgrades planned for SAD 51 schools

    CUMBERLAND — A plan to spend $1.5 million on district-wide energy conservation projects could pay off in 12 years, School Administrative District 51 Superintendent Jeff Porter said. The SAD 51 Board of Directors on Sept. 3 unanimously approved hiring Siemens Industry to do the work, ...

  • Cumberland council sends Harris Road contract zone to referendum

    CUMBERLAND — As expected, the Town Council on Monday unanimously scheduled a Nov. 4 referendum that would repeal a Harris Road contract zone. An informational meeting on the matter will he held Oct. 8. Councilors on July 14 unanimously approved the agreement with developer Jus...

  • Historic listing sought for Chebeague Island golf course

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Six years shy of its 100th anniversary, the Great Chebeague Golf Course could soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The nine-hole golf course was recently declared eligible for nomination to the register by the Maine Historic Preservation Comm...

  • Construction wraps up at Falmouth Middle School

    FALMOUTH — Construction inside Falmouth Middle School has been completed on time. Dan O'Shea, School Department director of finance and operations, said new science rooms have been upgraded and "are now appropriately sized to be more conducive to effective classroom management a...

  • Falmouth Town Council endorses $2.8M bond for library

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday unanimously endorsed a bond referendum to borrow up to slightly more than $2.8 million for renovation of Falmouth Memorial Library. The council voted 6-0, with Councilor Claudia King absent.  In its last chance for action, the co...

  • Fire destroys Route 1 office building in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-alarm fire ravaged Scarborough Commons at 153 U.S. Route 1 for nearly nine hours Monday night, causing "extensive" damage throughout the multi-tenant office building, Fire Chief Michael Thurlow said. Officials on Tuesday morning had not determined what...

  • Falmouth police campaign targets impaired drivers

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department has concluded its second "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign of the year. The department was awarded a $5,000 grant last December from the Bureau of Highway Safety to conduct these campaigns. According to a press release, the goal of the gr...

  • Portland conference to examine childhood obesity

    PORTLAND — The third annual Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 National Childhood Obesity Conference will be held Sept. 18 and 19 at MaineHealth, 110 Free St. The conference is held in conjunction with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and is expected to draw at least 150 health-care ...

  • First-ever Greenfest coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — Green will be the color of the day in Monument Square Saturday, Sept. 13, when the inaugural Portland Greenfest runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Organized by groups and agencies including the Greater Portland Sustainability Council, Portland Public Library, the University of South...