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  • Falmouth voters approve school budget

    FALMOUTH — Voters overwhelmingly approved the $24.6 million school budget by an unofficial vote of 2,951 to 791 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The voters also supported continuing to hold school budget validation referendums for another three years, 2,690 to 1,035.

  • Chebeague Town Meeting OKs $2.8M budget, elects 4 officials

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters floated a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting Saturday, the school portion of which received final approval at the polls on Tuesday. Residents approved all 62 warrant items during the more than four-hour meeting, Town Administrator Scott Sea...

  • Dignitaries celebrate new home for women in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of people gathered June 4 on Valley Street to celebrate the opening of Florence House, the city's second "Housing First" project. Florence House is home to 25 formerly homeless women and provides a short-term place for up to 40 more women to transition into perman...

  • Crews to search for, detonate munitions at Brunswick base

    BRUNSWICK — Crews will begin searching for undetonated munitions at Brunswick Naval Air Station on June 8, continuing through the first week of August. Residents may hear explosions at the 3,200-acre facility, since crews are expected to detonate on site any ordnance discovered. ...

  • Traffic delays expected during structural inspection of Falmouth/Portland bridge

    FALMOUTH — Maine Department of Transportation engineers will close one lane of traffic on the Route 26/100 bridge across the Presumpscot River at 8 a.m. on Thursday and use an under-bridge crane to perform a structural inspection. Motorists will be limited to one lane of alternating ...

  • Scarborough man injured in 2nd crash in less than a month

    SCARBOROUGH — A teenager who was involved in a fatal accident on May 8 was injured in an accident at 8:55 a.m. Monday, June 7, on Route 1 in Scarborough. Police said Kevin Grondin, 19, of Scarborough, was driving a red Chevrolet pick-up truck when witnesses reported that he crossed t...

  • FEMA revises flood maps, easing Portland Harbor development restrictions

    PORTLAND — A federal floodplain designation that would have restricted development on virtually all of the city's wharfs and piers was reversed Thursday, a move city officials said could have implications locally and nationally. On Friday, officials and owners of property on Portland...

  • Brunswick, Topsham honor veterans

    Members of "the greatest generation" ride a float and wave to the crowd in the 38th Brunswick Topsham Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31.

  • Memorial Day in Cape Elizabeth

    U.S. Air Force veteran and Cape Elizabeth resident Gerard LaBerge waves to the crowd on May 31 during the town's Memorial Day parade. LeBerge served as parade marshall, riding in a 1943 military jeep driven by fellow Cape resident Michael Bowdler.

  • Successful launch

    A new boat hit the waters of Casco Bay on June 1, after being christened by Spanish immigrant Jacobo Rodriguez at the East End boat launch in Portland. With expertise and support from the Compass Project, Rodriquez and other English Language Learners from South Portland High School built the Echo Ba...