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  • Church campaign hopes to boost Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — On March 20, St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church will kick off its annual campaign to support the community with a book, bake and soup sale to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry. The sale, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Mary the Virgin parish house o...

  • Falmouth photographer donates art for a cure

    FALMOUTH — Photographer Donald Verger announced he will donate a photograph titled "October Rose" to the fourth annual Pink Tie Ball, a fundraising event for the Maine affiliate of the nonprofit organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The ball and auction, which will be held ...

  • Freeport panel endorses School Street extension project

    FREEPORT — The Traffic and Parking Committee on Tuesday endorsed a proposed School Street extension site plan. The extension to Bow Street was proposed by Adam and Sheila Nappi, owners of Bow Street Market. They plan to expand and develop their store and create a new market with four, tw...

  • Yarmouth ready to pull the plug on 110 street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Energy Savers Committee is nearing the end of a two-year project to reduce street lights as a way to save money, energy and reduce light pollution. Marge Titcomb, YES chairwoman, said the town's nearly 650 streetlights have been mapped and reviewed, and the committee r...

  • Portland panel privately revises social service allocations

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of recommending federal funding for social service agencies will offer the City Council three options on March 22 – two weeks after the council criticized the original recommendations and the method by which they were reached. Exactly how the ...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget could cost up to 30 jobs

    CUMBERLAND — The superintendent's draft fiscal 2011 budget would eliminate the jobs of up to 30 employees in School Administrative District 51. Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth stood wall to wall and sat on the floor in a packed Town Hall Council Chambers on Monday nig... 3

  • Trail of the Irish expands from Portland to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — A project that began a couple of years ago with the goal of mapping out sites of significant Irish history in the city is expanding to the suburbs. The Maine Irish Heritage Trail includes 58 Portland sites – ranging from cemeteries to the boyhood homes of some of the...

  • Maine DOT adds trail link to Interstate 295 project in Portland

    PORTLAND — Persistence may have paid off for activists who have been lobbying for more than a year for a connection between Marginal Way and the Back Cove trail. The state Department of Transportation has now agreed that when it begins improvements at Interstate 295 Exit 7 this sprin...

  • Portland's Riverton School braces for 'unprecedented change' under controversial federal program

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School is one of 10 in Maine eligible for federal grant funding under a new program that seeks aggressive change in the nation's worst-performing schools. Riverton could receive up to $2 million annually over the next three years, according to Superintenden...

  • Neighbors invited to comment on hotel planned for former Jordan's property in Portland

    PORTLAND — The latest proposal to build a hotel, condominiums and a restaurant at the former Jordan's Meats property on India Street will be the subject of a neighborhood meeting Thursday. Old Port Hospitality went before the city Planning Board March 9 for preliminary review of its ...