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  • Falmouth library seeks Nov. 4 vote on expansion

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday was receptive to a request from the Falmouth Memorial Library board to hold a voter referendum on a bond for library expansion, but showed concern about the board's ability to fund half the project. Board President Mark Porada asked the council t...

  • Portland developers seek zoning change for Munjoy Hill housing-commercial project

    PORTLAND — What is now an auto service center at 155 Washington Ave. could become the newest entry in the burgeoning Munjoy Hill housing market. Developers Ronald Gan and Jed Rathband are seeking a zoning change for two lots near the corner of Washington Avenue and Cove Street to bui...

  • Portland developers seek zoning change for Munjoy Hill housing-commercial project

    PORTLAND — What is now an auto service center at 155 Washington Ave. could become the newest entry in the burgeoning Munjoy Hill housing market. Developers Ronald Gan and Jed Rathband are seeking a zoning change for two lots near the corner of Washington Avenue and Cove Street to bui...

  • Agency revises Downeaster train barn panel, proceeds with Brunswick plan

    PORTLAND — The agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster voted Monday to revise its Brunswick train barn advisory group, broadening the panel's scope and membership. At the same time, however, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board members made it clear they are moving ahea...

  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Harpswell to update Comprehensive Plan

    HARPSWELL — Emerging trends driven by climate change, including sea level rise and invasive species, are among issues town officials would like addressed in a new Comprehensive Plan. At their July 24 meeting, the Board of Selectmen endorsed moving ahead with a new Comp Plan, at ...

  • 3 Bath city councilors not seeking re-election

    BATH — With their terms expiring this year, City Councilors Meadow Merrill, David Sinclair and Andrew Winglass have all decided not to seek re-election. Nomination papers are available Friday, Aug. 1, and can be returned to the city clerk's office from Aug. 19-Sept. 16. Election Day ...

  • Annual Topsham Fair to celebrate summer starting Aug. 5

    TOPSHAM — Summer's in the air, and in Topsham all is fair. The 160th Topsham Fair kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 5, and wraps up Sunday, Aug. 10. The event follows two days of free harness racing Sunday and Monday, Aug. 3 and 4, at 5 p.m. each day. Admission, which includes rides, is...

  • Topsham bike tour returns Saturday

    TOPSHAM — The 11th annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay takes place Saturday, Aug. 2., offering 25- and 50-mile bicycle rides around one of the Mid-Coast's great natural treasures. Both rides start and end at the Foreside Recreation Fields. Registration for the 50-mile trek is at 7 a.m., ...