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  • Organization's 'We Can' food drive encourages students to help others

    PORTLAND — With winter behind us, many Mainers probably assume the most dire needs of area food pantries have been met. But that's what makes this a critical time for organizations that supply food for families in the greater Portland area. Donations to food pantries historically ...

  • GrowSmart Maine faces financial crisis

    YARMOUTH — If GrowSmart Maine fails to raise $60,000 in the next few weeks, the future of the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," ... 1

  • Konica building in Scarborough under contract, slated for facelift, redevelopment

    SCARBOROUGH — After sitting vacant for years, the Konica Minolta building at 71 U.S. Route 1 may soon have a new owner and purpose. The more than 60,000-square-foot, one-story building on 6.6 acres is under contract to Robert Gaudreau, owner of Hardypond Construction in Portland, ...

  • Falmouth council hopefuls face off in candidates forum

    FALMOUTH — The four candidates running for Town Council weighed in Monday on some of the town's hot topics during a Candidates Night sponsored by The Forecaster. Moderator Andy Sparks interspersed questions seeking individual answers with others that sought single-word, written an...

  • Scarborough grapples with affordable housing

    SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Housing Alliance is concerned that home prices are out of reach for many of those who work for or in the town. Even affordable units, which builders are required to construct to gain a density bonus incentive, are based on too high an income level, all...

  • Scarborough racino PAC pays penalty, will not appeal Ethics Commission ruling

    SCARBOROUGH — A political action committee formed last year to support a failed attempt to bring a racino to Scarborough has decided not to appeal a penalty levied by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. The commission in late March fined the Scarbo...

  • Generations collaborate to stock Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — What do a busload of middle schoolers and a retirement community have in common? Food, and a whole lot more. Walt Stephenson, an OceanView resident and former chairman of its Residents Council, recently challenged his Falmouth neighbors as well as residents ...

  • Falmouth harbor moorings may be left vacant, despite waiting list of 180 boaters

    FALMOUTH — Although 100 or more mooring holders are not expected to renew this year, the allotment of vacant moorings offered by the town will not be made available to any of the 100 boaters on its waiting list. Police Chief Edward Tolan delivered the news in a presentation to th...

  • Falmouth council nixes workforce housing plan

    FALMOUTH — After establishing a commission a year ago to pursue an affordable housing development on town-owned property, the Town Council Tuesday killed the proposal. Although councilors praised the Workforce Housing Commission and Developers Collaborative for their work, most ha...

  • Falmouth council candidates to participate in public forum

    FALMOUTH — The four candidates for two Town Council seats will face off next week in a question-and-answer forum sponsored by The Forecaster. Incumbent Councilors Will Armitage and Joe Wrobleski and challengers Fred Chase and Mark Soule will answer questions submitted online by the pu... 2