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  • Flag flies in D.C. in honor of Freeport volunteers

    FREEPORT — In honor of more than 400 volunteers in town, a flag will be flown at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 18-24. Deb Daggett, the volunteer coordinator for Freeport Community Services, said this is one way ...

  • Portland School Committee chairman seeks reprieve for sports, music programs

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton said he plans to submit a proposal to trim about $109,000 from next year's budget that does not directly affect students. Eglinton said he will propose cutting the School Committee's contingency fund for contracted services in an ef...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rite of spring in Brunswick

    Tom Settlemire, co-owner with Seth Kroeck of the sheep enterprise at Brunswick's Crystal Spring Farm, holds a young lamb in his arms for children to pet at the farm's annual New Lamb Day on Sunday, April 11. Crystal Spring Farm is owned by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and leased to Seth and M...

  • Bank hopes to sell Bath Country Club

    BATH — Savings Bank of Maine, which foreclosed on the Bath Country Club, was the top bidder in an auction of the Whiskeag Road property April 13. Joe Waites of Minerva Consulting of Georgia – who is helping the bank with loan workouts and was appointed as receiver for...