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  • Falmouth debate over vernal pools continues as ordinance is sent back to committee

    FALMOUTH — The debate over vernal pool protections will continue. A Town Council vote on the proposed Resource Protection Ordinance has been delayed so changes can be made to wording and definitions. Last week the Planning Board voted unanimously to send the Resource Protectio...

  • Federal grant provides Yarmouth Police Department with Tasers

    YARMOUTH — Police Department officers have been trained to operate Tasers and will be carrying the electric devices as soon as May 1.  About a year ago, Police Chief Mike Morrill applied for a $15,000 federal Byrne Grant. In ad...

  • Portland residents sought for bridge committee

    PORTLAND — The city is looking for residents to serve on a committee that will work with the Maine Department of Transportation on redesign plans for the Martins Point bridge. The bridge, which spans Casco Bay at the mouth of the Presumpscot River, is scheduled to be replaced in 2012...

  • Maine Medical Center picks new COO

    PORTLAND — Maine Medical Center has hired a new chief operating officer and vice president. Jeff Sanders, a Millinocket native who grew up in Gray, most recently worked as the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He will join Maine Med June 7. "We...

  • Healthy kids

    Maggie Truman of South Portland has her hands full during Healthy Kids Day in the gym at the Portland YMCA on April 17. The Y marked the day with a variety of activities designed to encourage active youngsters.

  • Dreaming of retirement? Website says few places are better than Falmouth Foreside

    FALMOUTH — A personal finance website says Falmouth Foreside is one of the top 20 places for a "dream" retirement in the U.S. AOL's

  • Somali immigrants eye Portland legislative seats

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city residents are running for the state House of Representatives this year, including the city's first Somali candidates. Mohammed Dini, a Bayside resident and student at the University of Southern Maine, is running for the District 119 seat and will face fellow...

  • Proposed Portland library branch closings spark neighborhood opposition; city could reduce funding

    PORTLAND — A Portland Public Library plan to close three branches and instead work with community groups to create mobile library services has come under fire from residents of the neighborhoods that would lose their branches. Some city councilors are also suggesting that the library...

  • Project weighs pros, cons of bus or rail service from Portland

    PORTLAND — Removing 1,000 vehicles from Maine's Interstate highways will require commuter rail or rapid bus service. The question for state transportation planners is which one, and how? Since 2008, the Maine Department of Transportation has been reviewing alternative transportation ...

  • Silent stories: Brain cancer forces renowned photographer to speak through images

    FALMOUTH — Three years ago, photojournalist Jim Daniels was on a nine-day trek across the snowy peaks of the Himalaya mountains with his wife, Mary Lello, to celebrate her 50th birthday. While they were stopped at a camp in Ladakh, India, to adjust to the altitude, Daniels snapped a picture...