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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some combative remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Bath land trust to host 5th 'Winter Read'

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will hold its fifth annual "Winter Read" community book discussion March 12. "Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World," edited by Martin Keogh, is this year's selection. The anthology asks the question, "In a time of envi...

  • Divided Falmouth Planning Board backs zoning changes sought by sports pub

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday night narrowly recommended zoning amendments to the Town Council that would allow construction of a proposed sports pub near Tidewater Village. The vote was 3-2 to recommend the council approve amendments to the Tidewater Design Guidelines and...

  • Dam removal debate resurfaces in Yarmouth

    Formal discussions about whether to remove the Bridge Street dam on the Royal River in Yarmouth could take place after April 1.

  • North Yarmouth residents tell selectmen to be transparent

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Two weeks after the audio portion of the cable TV feed of a Board of Selectmen's meeting was intentionally cut, residents on Tuesday urged the board to be more transparent. Continued criticism of

  • Portland Planning Board approves big Bayside project, with conditions

    PORTLAND — The residential and retail complex known as Midtown was approved unanimously by the Planning Board on Tuesday night, after a five-hour public hearing, five years after it was proposed. But conditions attached to the site plan approval will still require Miami-based Fe...

  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Falmouth land use discussion gets heated

    FALMOUTH — Tension grew at times when members of the public weighed in last week on proposed land use policies to implement the town's Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from...