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  • Cumberland council sets Route 88 referendum for March 2

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to schedule a special, citizen-initiated referendum March 2 on whether the town should borrow up to $4.5 million to improve Route 88 (Foreside Road). Councilor Mike Perfetti, who cast the dissenting vote, said he preferred a June&nb...

  • Falmouth Republicans caucus Feb. 6

    FALMOUTH — The Republican Town Committee will caucus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the council chambers of Falmouth Town Hall. Elections will be held for delegates to the GOP state convention and a straw poll will be taken for GOP gubernatorial candidates. For more information, c...

  • Yarmouth family hopes to reinvigorate Chebeague Island Inn

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The Chebeague Island Inn's new owners say they are determined to have it live up to its potential.Casey Prentice, who runs the Prentice Organization real estate development firm in Yarmouth, and his parents, Gerri and Richard, agreed to buy the property from Marth...

  • Freeport Community Services to hold fundraiser

    FREEPORT — As a way to help residents in need and to raise money for Freeport Community Services, the public is invited to a White Nights Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 53 Depot St. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, live jazz and silent and live ...

  • Wolfe's Neck Farm expands DIY series in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Wolfe's Neck Farm Do-It-Yourself series was so popular last year, it has returned with additional classes for beginners and advanced learners. People can make their own bread, scarves, socks, jams and cheese, and can learn about gardening, composting and maple sug...

  • Yarmouth schools set budget schedule, prepare for reduced funding

    YARMOUTH — School officials are working to find savings and plan for the future in light of a nearly $520,000 reduction in state funding this year and an estimated $1.2 million reduction in fiscal 2011. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the schools have nearly made up...

  • Falmouth resident donates vehicle to town

    FALMOUTH — An Elm Drive resident gave the town a "brake" recently – and an engine, seats and steering wheel – when he donated a 2001 Ford Expedition for the Police Department to use during winter storms. Frank Langlois gave the town the vehicle, which is valued at $10,000...

  • Cumberland business group meets Feb. 3

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Maine Business Association will hold its first quarterly meeting and networking event at the Val Halla banquet center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Town officials will discuss the benefits of being an association member, as well as the ongoing effor...

  • Former Yarmouth real estate broker indicted for theft

    YARMOUTH — A former commercial real estate broker was indicted Jan. 8 on a count of theft by deception. A Cumberland County grand jury handed up the indictment charging Daniel J. Coyne with raising money to finance a real estate development that allegedly did not exist. A...

  • Brunswick councilors frustrated by lack of details on tax deal for Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to return a portion of property taxes to the developer of the Maine Street Station project elicited a near unanimous chorus of frustration from the Town Council on Monday. Most councilors appeared willing to support the so-called credit enhancement provision, w...