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  • Construction worker hurt in fall from Falmouth school roof

    FALMOUTH — A worker at the Falmouth Elementary School construction site fell two stories on July 9 while working on the roof of the new building. Police said Peter Stanczak, 40, of Manchester, N.H., an employee of Rose Steel Erectors, reportedly backed up too far and fell from the s...

  • Cumberland Town Council eases barriers for small businesses

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved ordinance amendments on Monday, July 12, designed to make it easier to open small businesses. An zoning amendment recommended by the Planning Board allows up to two different uses on one lot and reduces the minimum lot size in t...

  • Riverton School gets federal funds for improvements

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School will get as much as $3.4 million in federal funding to improve reading and math proficiency, the state Department of Education announced this week. Riverton is one of seven Maine schools that will receive a portion of a $13.3 million grant awarde...

  • Street festival returns on Portland's Munjoy Hill

    PORTLAND — The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is throwing a street festival Sunday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Munjfest takes place on Congress Street, at the top of the hill. Kids activities, including a Moon Bounce, face painting, balloon twisting and a cooling f...

  • Another petition to maintain emergency dispatch fails in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A second petition to keep emergency dispatch service in town has failed, but proponents are continuing the fight and threatening to appeal the town's decision in Superior Court. According to Town Clerk Beverly Curry, a citizen petition submitted on June 15 had enough ...

  • Parking garage, townhouses added to project in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — The developer building a six-story hotel complex on the former Jordan's Meats property is seeking approval for a 207-space parking garage adjacent to the hotel. Opechee Construction, doing business as Fore India Middle LLC, was approved for 90 surface parking spaces in Apr...

  • Coastal Falmouth connection to northbound Maine Turnpike closes for a year

    FALMOUTH — The on-ramp from the Falmouth spur to the northbound Maine Turnpike is closed for approximately a year during replacement of the Presumpscot River Bridge. Other ramps, including the southbound turnpike on-ramp and northbound off-ramp at Exit 52 are open during construction...

  • Portland residents say reckless driving plagues outer Washington Avenue

    PORTLAND — Tired of living in fear that vehicles may end up on their lawns – or worse, in their homes – some residents of outer Washington Avenue are lobbying the city for additional traffic control measures. Friends of Washington Avenue North began organizing a few month...

  • Public comment sought in Portland on proposed wind turbine rules

    PORTLAND — Residents on Tuesday, July 20, will get a chance to offer their input on an ordinance being drafted to regulate wind power within the city. The 12-page draft of the

  • Southern Maine communities request delay of flood maps, FEMA says no

    PORTLAND — Several communities contesting portions of a newly proposed federal floodplain zone urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to delay the adoption process, but agency officials Monday seemed unlikely to alter their plan. In meetings June 12 in South Portland and Portl...