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  • Dozens of street signs stolen in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Police reported a rash of street sign thefts, the most recent of which was the theft of the Shady Lane sign on Aug. 27. Police Lt. John Kilbride said more than 40 street signs have been stolen, which have cost the town nearly $2,000 to replace. With several new poli...

  • Cape Elizabeth residents to talk (pay-per-bag) trash

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will take public comment on a proposed pay-per-bag trash disposal system at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 13. It currently costs the town about $500,000 a year to handle trash tossed into the hopper at the Recycling Center on Spurwink Avenue for proc...

  • Sheep take center stage in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Anyone interested in seeing a sheep sheared is in luck — the Falmouth Historical Society's annual Maine Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 11, is focusing on sheep shearing techniques from the 19th century. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Falmouth Heritage...

  • After court order, Bath Planning Board amends OK for Wing Farm business park

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously amended its approval for the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. In July, Maine Superior Court Justice Andrew Horton ordered the board to take another look at its April approval of the project. Horton's order was prompted ...

  • Brunswick hosts meetings to air concerns about Comcast service

    BRUNSWICK — The Cable TV Advisory Committee was scheduled at its regular meeting Thursday to host a discussion on complaints about Comcast services. Cable TV Coordinator John Goran said in an e-mail last week that Jay Somers, a representative of Comcast and member of the advisor...

  • Brunswick council OKs funding applications for Kestrel; rejects anti-war ballot measure

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved two requests for state aid on behalf of Kestrel Aircraft Co., which is expected to be an anchor tenant at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. One application was for a $200,000 grant from the Community Development...

  • 2 contested local elections this fall in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Election Day will resolve two contests for the Town Council and School Board, and four other uncontested local races. Scott Taylor of High Street is challenging incumbent Town Councilor Margo Knight of Page Street in District 6. School Board incumbent Byron Watson of...

  • Topsham selectmen OK bridge trail construction

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 2 to authorize construction of the Bridge to Bridge Trail. Work on the off-road trail, which will run from across Front Street and down Bridge Street to the Swinging Bridge, is due to begin by early fall, according to Plan...

  • Freeport council sets Sept. 14 decision on charter amendments

    FREEPORT — The Town Council will vote Sept. 14 on whether to send proposed Town Charter amendments to voters on Nov. 2. The amendment discussions became necessary after a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick's communication center prompted a group of resi...

  • Falmouth council delays town center ballot question

    FALMOUTH — A proposed bond referendum to fund a new town center at the Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools has been postponed and will not appear on the November ballot. The Town Council reached a consensus in a special meeting Tuesday to kill the question that, until this week, has moved ...