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  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • Topsham selectmen send $8.5M budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — A proposed $8.54 million budget, a decrease of nearly $32,000 from the current fiscal year, goes to a Town Meeting vote May 14. The Board of Selectmen on April 10 unanimously approved the proposal and several warrant articles, which voters will consider by line item next mo...

  • Mid-Coast groups offer spring birding walks

    BATH — Conservation organizations around the Mid-Coast are offering birding excursions this month and in May. A walk through the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's Sewall Woods Preserve in Bath, led by Ted Allen of Merrymeeting Audubon, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19. The group...

  • Campaign to open Clapboard Island hits milestones

    FALMOUTH — A three-season cottage on Clapboard Island is now available for purchase as part of a $1.6 million plan to open the island for public use. The listing comes on the heels of a fundraising milestone for the effort, which now has $535,000 in cash and pledges. The north...

  • New Freeport Public Market has 4 tenants

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Public Market will have its grand opening in late May. at 20 Bow St., with four tenants: Amato's, Kamasouptra, Peachy's Smoothies and Cafe Crepes. "The Freeport Public Market is the perfect place for families and visitors to taste some of the best food choices...

  • In Falmouth, spending may rise, but taxes won't

    FALMOUTH — No new taxes. That was the sentiment expressed nearly a dozen times last week during a joint budget presentation by the town and School Department in the Falmouth Elementary School cafeteria. About 30 people attended the April 10 meeting (including town councilors, ...

  • 'Radio Ramblers': Music of their lives is on the air in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Steve Roy loves WYAR. Roy, a teacher at the 317 Main community music center, has been listening to the town's heritage radio station for years. He digs its playlists of classic tunes from the first half of the 20th century. When he's driving on Interstate 295, he know...

  • Appeal of Portland's Congress Square sale now in Maine high court's hands

    PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments last week on the citizen initiative designed to protect public parcels of land. But city Corporation Counsel Danielle West-Chuhta said she is uncertain if a decision will be announced in time to keep the question off the Jun...

  • New zoning not among Cumberland Comp Plan updates

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved updates to the Comprehensive Plan, while establishing a new group to continue the review of other, more controversial zoning proposals. The panel also supported conduit financing and payment in lieu of taxes arrangements wi...

  • Falmouth gallery in search of new artists

    FALMOUTH — A local art gallery is looking for new and emerging artists to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, at the Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, is hol...