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  • Board to honor retiring Cape school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will honor retiring Superintendent Alan Hawkins during its regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Town Hall Council Chambers. Members of the public will be invited to speak after the board recognizes Hawkins. Coffee and light re...

  • Harpswell selectmen take close look at Mitchell Field structures

    HARPSWELL — After discussing the condition of several buildings at Mitchell Field and the possibility of a grant for demolition, selectmen conducted a site walk Monday to evaluate the need for structural analysis of each building.  Code Enforcement Officer Bill Wells said none o...

  • Bath man to fill RSU 1 School Board vacancy

    BATH — A seat on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors that failed to attract any candidates in the November election is finally being filled. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said Monday that Alan Walton of Bath will fill the vacancy in District 6, an Arrowsic-Bath ...

  • UMaine approves learning center project in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A plan to purchase two condominiums for a learning center and offices at Tidewater Village is moving forward after University of Maine trustees voted to fund the project. The project has been scaled down from a $2 million new building proposed two years ago. Now, the Unive...

  • Walmart waits as Falmouth council considers retail limit

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Dec. 13 will consider limiting the size of new retail developments. In the process, it may risk losing a major Route 1 retailer. A proposed zoning change would limit single occupants to a footprint of 75,000 square feet and multiple-business comp... 2

  • Judge refuses to halt consolidation of dispatch by Freeport, Brunswick

    PORTLAND — A attempt to temporarily halt the transfer of Freeport emergency dispatch service to Brunswick was denied in Maine Superior Court, but a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the contract is continuing. Superior Court Justice Nan...

  • Portland inauguation ceremonies slated for Dec. 6

    PORTLAND — Newly elected city councilors and School Committee members will be sworn in at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 6. Councilors will take the oath of office at noon and School Committee members will be sworn in at 4 p.m. Mayor Nicholas Mavadones, an at-large councilor since ...

  • Hanukkah ceremony Dec. 1 at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — The annual lighting of the giant Hanukkah menorah at City Hall will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews to commemorate religious liberty and the triumph of light over darkness. The eight-day holiday continues through Dec. 8. ...

  • Small alpaca farm in Cumberland helps redefine an industry

    CUMBERLAND — Tom Munroe and his wife Stacey Whitton could be the new face of farming at a time when raising healthy, homegrown food and promoting sustainable living is on the rise, but time and money are in short supply. They bought Abbott Farm about five years ago and now run a smal...

  • Portland school to host anti-bullying expert

    PORTLAND — A national expert and author on bullying prevention will speak Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road, about strategies parents can use in guiding their children. Prior to his presentation, Stan Davis will spend the day teaching Hall students and staf...