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Dog really is his co-pilot


John Boulanger, of Boulanger's Earthworks, drives a mini sweeper through the Falmouth Inn parking lot last week on U.S. Route 1 while his dog Jessica rides on the hood. "She's my mascot," Boulanger sa [...]

'Radio Ramblers': Music of their lives is on the air in Yarmouth


YARMOUTH — Steve Roy loves WYAR. Roy, a teacher at the 317 Main community music center, has been listening to the town's heritage radio station for years. He digs its playlists of classic t [...]

Harpswell photojournalist Robert Freson, with queens and presidents as subjects, seeks home for life's work


Robert Freson, a Belgium-born photojournalist who now lives on Bailey Island, is seeking a future home for his collection. Some of his subjects include President Dwight D. Eisenhower and actress Sophi [...]

'Part of the healing process': South Portland firefighter who provided aid last year to run Boston Marathon this year


SOUTH PORTLAND — On April 15, 2013, South Portland paramedic firefighter Matthew Cox was cheering on a friend as she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Eight minutes and two de [...]

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  • Brunswick school budget could boost taxes 4.4%

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed $36.2 million school budget for the next fiscal year, which already includes $700,000 in recommended reductions in technology and other expenditures, could increase property taxes by 4.4 percent. But School Board members at Wednesday's budget workshop said they...

  • Brunswick review board OK's Coastal Enterprises project, with conditions

    BRUNSWICK — The proposed downtown headquarters for Coastal Enterprises reached another milestone Tuesday night when the Village Review Board approved two certificates of appropriateness necessary for moving forward. Demolition of two former municipal buildings on Federal Street recei...

  • MDEA charges Portland man with drug trafficking

    PORTLAND — A city man was charged with two counts of drug trafficking Tuesday after a two-month investigation by agents of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Ian Nono, 21, of 88 Tamerlane, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly selling crack cocaine to an undercover agent nea...

  • Developer seeks to demolish, rebuild Bath hotel

    BATH — The Planning Board had its first look Tuesday at a developer's plan to demolish the Shipyard Inn and build a more modern hotel in its place. The applicant, Auburncourt LLC, has an option to purchase the property off Leeman Highway (Route 1), if it receives project approval fro...

  • Cape Elizabeth village green proposal provokes opposition

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly a dozen people this week objected to a concept plan for a village green next to Town Hall. The concept plan was presented...

  • Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth to be off-limits to smokers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to ban smoking in Fort Williams Park. The ordinance amendment, which takes effect in mid-May, prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, and all other tobacco products, including rolling papers, pipes and e-ciga...

  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • In Falmouth, spending may rise, but taxes won't

    FALMOUTH — No new taxes. That was the sentiment expressed nearly a dozen times last week during a joint budget presentation by the town and School Department in the Falmouth Elementary School cafeteria. About 30 people attended the April 10 meeting (including town councilors, ...

  • New zoning not among Cumberland Comp Plan updates

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved updates to the Comprehensive Plan, while establishing a new group to continue the review of other, more controversial zoning proposals. The panel also supported conduit financing and payment in lieu of taxes arrangements wi...