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  • Former Cape Elizabeth Public Works official dies in Recycling Center accident

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Retired Public Works Director Herbert Dennison was killed Monday when he was knocked into a trash hopper/compactor at the Recycling Center. According to WGME and the Bangor Daily News, Dennison, 79, was struck by a Ford Explorer driven by 72-year-old Christine S...

  • Only thing sure in Senate District 25: Cathy will win

    FALMOUTH — It was probably inevitable. Two candidates, both women, both named Cathy, in Senate District 25. And so far, both have won and both have lost. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election showed Democrat Catherine Breen of Falmouth won by seven votes after ...

  • Freeport finance director moving to Arizona

    FREEPORT — The town is seeking a new finance director after Abbe Yacoben announced she is taking a job in Arizona. Yacoben, who has been finance director since March 2009, accepted a position as director of finance and budget in Avondale, Arizona. Her last day in Freeport will b...

  • Yarmouth appoints panel to study railroad quiet zones

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has appointed a citizen's committee to research how trains could pass quietly through town in a way that would be safe and cost effective. Councilors on Nov. 20 approved formation of the Quiet Zone Citizens Advisory Task Force to gather information on ways...

  • Freeport withdrawal advocate resigns from Regional School Unit 5 board

    FREEPORT — Following the failed Regional School Unit 5 withdrawal referendum, Peter Murray has resigned from the RSU Board of Directors. Murray, who was also the chairman of the Freeport Withdrawal Committee, announced his resignation at the board's Nov. 19 meeting. The town is accep...

  • Natural gas customers in Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth may lose thousands after contractor goes out of business

    CUMBERLAND — The abrupt closing of a Howland contractor handling natural gas connections in Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth could cost many would-be customers the deposits they paid for the service. Town Manager Bill Shane is among officials

  • Portland appoints task force to review fire code in wake of Noyes Street blaze

    PORTLAND — A Boston Fire Department deputy chief and two local landlords are part of the task force established to look into city fire codes and ordinances in the wake of a fatal Nov. 1 fire at 20-24 Noyes St. Task force members were announced Friday, Nov. 21, by acting City Manager ...

  • Maine DEP fines North Yarmouth furniture shop $16K for hazardous waste violations

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A Sligo Road furniture restoration business has been fined $16,000 by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for violating hazardous waste standards. Marc Carlson, owner and operator of Finely Restored – which according to its website has been refinis...

  • Tree-lightings, fruit sale on tap in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The town's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, a 35-year tradition, will be held Sunday, Nov. 30. Meanwhile, the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club is also holding a tree lighting that night in North Yarmouth, and is raising scholarship funds through its annual holiday c...

  • 'Knit a Hat, Warm a Heart' in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A Common Yarn, an adult textile group at the Falmouth Memorial Library, is soliciting knitters and yarn donations for the third annual "Knit a Hat, Warm a Heart" hat drive for the Falmouth Food Pantry. Yarn donations are put into kits with a simple hat pattern. Knitte...