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  • Cumberland budget may see slight decrease

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed fiscal 2012 municipal budget is 0.27 percent less than that of the current year, and taxes on the municipal side may also be slightly down next year. The nearly $8 million draft fiscal 2012 budget, down nearly $22,000 from this year, goes before the Town Cou...

  • North Yarmouth seeks residents' input on library, rec costs

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is asking for feedback from residents regarding a proposed community service agreement for next year with Cumberland. North Yarmouth pays Cumberland for library and recreation services, and could end up pitching in for park use next year as well. An a...

  • New owners of Portland's Eastland Hotel announce partner

    PORTLAND — RockBridge Capital, the new owner of the Eastland Park Hotel, announced last week their partner in the acquisition is New Castle Hotel & Resorts. New Castle, based in Shelton, Conn., owns and operates 30 hotels in the United States and Canada, including the Hilton Gard...

  • McAuley wins Class A championship

    The McAuley Lions roar with joy after winning their first Class A girls' basketball state championship in eight seasons, 39-23, over Hampden Academy Saturday in Augusta.

  • Freeport Lioness Club 'still crazy' for charity

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Lioness-Lions Club will host its 25th annual variety show on Saturday, March 26. According to club president Jill Litchfield, the nearly 25 members and their children, spouses and friends will dance, sing and act at the Performing Arts Center to raise mon...

  • Cookie sorting central

    Westcustago Hall in North Yarmouth was Girl Scout cookie headquarters Saturday morning. More than 35,000 boxes delivered to the hall will eventually make their way to Falmouth, Cumberland, Freeport, Yarmouth and several other nearby towns. It is the largest cookie delivery in the state. Girl Scou...

  • New law would let towns own their street lights

    AUGUSTA — A new law has been proposed that would give towns the ability to purchase and maintain their own street lights, rather than paying Central Maine Power Co., which is the only option towns have now. Last budget season, Falmouth targeted 174 street lights for elimination to sa...

  • Proposed Portland school budget cuts 81 jobs, increases taxes

    PORTLAND — The superintendent's proposed budget would eliminate nearly 81 positions next year, despite an almost 4-percent increase proposed in local property taxes. The final number of layoffs, however, will depend on the number of qualified school employees who take advantage of a ...

  • Recycling and trash management differs greatly for southern Maine towns

    PORTLAND — For every community, trash and recycling are a big deal. Whether the community has curbside pickup, pay-per-bag, carts or a transfer station, each town in Southern Maine does things a little differently. What most of them have in common is the non-profit waste management organiza... 1

  • Portland High School students offer kids online safety tips

    PORTLAND — On Friday afternoon, Abram Marr donned a homemade paper crown, picked up a large sword made out of something that looked like duct tape and took his mark about eight paces behind Carissa Porcaro. On the 14-year-old Marr's crown was written: "King of Creeps." The 16-...