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  • Freeport council rejects panel to guide Active Living Plan

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday decided not to establish an Active Living Advisory Committee. Councilors amended a motion that would have created a committee to carry out the work of a task force that created the Freeport Active Living Plan. They voted 6-1, with Councilor...

  • Yarmouth candidates debate local, state issues

    YARMOUTH — Candidates for Town Council and House District 47 discussed a wide range of topics in a candidates forum hosted Monday by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in the Log Cabin and questions were asked by Carolyn Schuster, the executive director of the Chamb...

  • Freeport sewer board draws 3 candidates for 2 seats

    FREEPORT — Michael Ashby and Sally Leland are hoping to keep their seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees in a three-way contest Nov. 4. The challenger in the race is Jerry Kennedy, who has a history of serving the town. Ashby, who is also on the Water District Board of...

  • Getting the hang of art in Yarmouth

    Marilyn Bickford, Bill Macleod, Tamson Bickford Hamrock, Anne Macleod and Alice Ingraham, all of Yarmouth, work on hanging artwork for the Yarmouth Art Festival, which runs through Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on Gilman Road in Yarmouth.

  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Critics in Portland don't get a kick out of footgolf

    PORTLAND — The nine-hole South course at Riverside Municipal Golf Course closed Sunday. On Monday, Mayor Michael Brennan was on hand to introduce the sport of footgolf, which begins play Friday. On Monday night, Congress Street resident Janet Daigle spoke to City Councilors ab...

  • Deal reached on Falmouth communications tower

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council last week unanimously accepted a lease agreement with AT&T to replace the public safety communications tower behind Town Hall with a monopole for both municipal and public cellular use. The council voted 6-0, with Councilor Sean Mahoney absen...

  • North Yarmouth could vote on development options in January

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Early next year could be a pivotal time for the town, with voters potentially deciding what to do with two important properties, and how much to develop the village center. The next step in the Village Center Redevelopment Process Timeline, as posted at

  • Cumberland House candidates discuss taxes, jobs

    GRAY — The two candidates in state House District 45 squared off again Oct. 15 in a candidates forum that covered issues including taxes and how to keep young workers in Maine. Democrat Dale Denno and Republican Mike Timmons are running in the redrawn district that includes Cumberlan...