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  • RSU 5 withdrawal talks find areas of agreement, disagreement for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Opponents and supporters of Freeport's proposed withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5 agreed to agree and disagree last week. In an April 16 meeting, members of the Freeport Withdrawal Committee and the RSU 5 Working Group hammered out common points of a possible divorce ...

  • Route 1 overhaul to begin next month in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A long-planned, $12.3 million construction project that will change the face of the U.S. Route 1 business district will begin the week of May 5. The Route One Infrastructure Plan was the subject of a short presentation to the Town Council on Wednesday, April 16. The counci...

  • North Yarmouth board sets criteria for new manager

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday unanimously approved criteria for the hiring of the first permanent town manager. Candidate interviews could take place in June. The panel plans to have the Maine Municipal Association help facilitate the process of advertisin...

  • Yarmouth council backs harbor improvements

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on April 17 endorsed a plan that could transform Yarmouth Harbor and bring new life to the town's waterfront – if the necessary funding can be found. In a 6-0 vote, the council backed recommendations

  • Car-free Sundays on Baxter Blvd. resume May 4

    PORTLAND — Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles on Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., between Vannah Avenue and Payson Park, when Sundays on the Boulevard resumes May 4. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the boulevard will be open for for use by walkers, runners, bicyc...

  • Earth Day cleanups continue in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Local groups will hold spring clean-ups throughout the end of April into early May in continued celebration of Earth Day. Maine Audubon and Friends of Scarborough Marsh will partner with Project GRACE on Saturday, April 26, for the annual Scarborough Marsh cleanup....

  • Work impending on natural gas project 'backbone'

    FALMOUTH — The first phase of a $42 million natural gas distribution project is imminent, but it's still unknown when residents will be able to begin using the fuel in their homes. That was the takeaway from an informational meeting held Thursday, April 17, at Town Hall by Summit Nat...

  • DOT to discuss plan for Falmouth roundabout

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Town Hall on plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Route 9 and Woods Road. For more information on the project, contact Project Manager Ernie Martin...

  • North Yarmouth Academy head stepping down

    YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy's top administrator, Brad Choyt, will resign at the end of the school year. Choyt, who has served as NYA head of school since 2011, will step down June 30. In an interview Tuesday he would not disclose the reason for his resignation. The NYA B...

  • Freeport nonprofit helps students tell digital stories

    FREEPORT — Smart phones and social media have made it easier than ever for students to shoot, edit and share their own videos and short films. The problem is that most of these videos aren't very good. But what if students took that creative energy and technological savvy...