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  • Low bid drives Cumberland's Route 88 improvement cost down to about $4M

    CUMBERLAND — Although the Town Council voted last December to borrow up to $4.5 million for improvements to Foreside Road (Route 88), the low bid for the work will reduce the cost to between $4 million and $4.1 million, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. The Town Council is ex...

  • Kites will soar as Brunswick celebrates its Cuban connection

    BRUNSWICK — Nestor Gil is admittedly conflicted about 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. On the one hand, Gil, an artist doing a two-year fellowship at Bowdoin College, can appreciate Castro, who for 50 years has thumbed his nose at the United States, holding on to power de...

  • Brunswick council hears budget outline

    BRUNSWICK — The town could close Coffin Pond, reduce its allocation to the Curtis Memorial Library and dial back some street paving projects, even if the Town Council adopts a fiscal 2011 budget with a 2 percent property tax increase.  That scenario, which includes the eliminati...

  • Brunswick council OKs McKeen-Maine traffic signal

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to put a traffic signal at the intersection of Maine and McKeen street received a green light from the Town Council on Monday. The council voted 6-3 to support the approximately $100,000 signal. Although some councilors worried it could become a nuisance for re...

  • Challenge threatened after Freeport council agrees to merge dispatch with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — A divided Town Council voted Tuesday to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick, and some residents said they will fight to keep the service in town. The Town Council voted 5-2 in favor of consolidation, and aut...

  • Fee increases, layoffs part of Portland's proposed 2011 budget

    PORTLAND — The city Finance Committee began reviewing a proposed $196 million municipal budget proposal Tuesday evening. The package includes the elimination of the city's equal opportunity and multi-cultural director, new fees for credit and debit card use and a change in the price ...

  • Panel offers ideas for redevelopment of Falmouth Shopping Center

    FALMOUTH — As the owners of the Falmouth Shopping Center began advertising for tenants to fill vacant storefronts and possibly develop 28 acres of land around the Route 1 center, the Community Development Committee offered opinions to the Town Council about the future of the shopping center...

  • Falmouth students are 'angels' to deployed Marine

    FALMOUTH — When Cpl. Sean De La Rosa of Texas shipped off for a tour of Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps, he never imagined it would lead him to Falmouth. But when he agreed to participate in the Soldiers' Angels program, which is a volunteer organization that provides comfort...

  • State Theater takes step toward reopening

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday approved the return of dancing and entertainment to the State Theater on Congress Street. The council also approved a food and alcohol license for the theater, which has been closed since 2006 due to safety and fire code violations. According...

  • Pownal residents mobilize to keep Middle School open

    POWNAL — A Regional School Unit 5 budget proposal to close Pownal Middle School has a handful of parents and community members rallying to keep the classes in Pownal. Jonathan ...