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  • Falmouth plans campaign against invasive plants

    FALMOUTH — The Conservation Commission is expanding its invasive plant species eradication efforts. The plan, which will cost $15,000 and was already built into the municipal budget, includes ongoing educational efforts on the problems these plants create, new policies and ordinances...

  • Warm reception for Brunswick triathletes

    Best cheerleader at the Polar Bear Triathlon/Duathlon last weekend in Brunswick was Reece Roma, 3, with her mom Katie. Reece jumped and clapped every time a bicycle rider went past.

  • Falmouth panel suggests cap on new rural homes

    FALMOUTH — The two town committees charged with implementing land use strategies for the Comprehensive Plan have their

  • Communities to offer tennis ball recycling

    SCARBOROUGH — The Maine Recreation and Park Association and Cape Elizabeth Community Services are collaborat...

  • Falmouth 5K benefits Habitat for Humanity

    FALMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland’s annual Falmouth Foreside Run and Walk is Saturday, May 9. The family-friendly 5K race will begin and end at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Road, and will run along Foreside Road. Registration starts at 8 a.m. ...

  • Portland councilors urged to preserve General Assistance spending

    PORTLAND — City budgets moved forward on three fronts Monday when city councilors voted on school, municipal and grant spending. In two meetings lasting almost six hours, councilors unanimously approved the $102.8 million fiscal year 2016 school budget; the $4.28 million Consolidated...

  • Topsham fighter to battle cancer in Boston ring

    TOPSHAM — Brandon Shankle is among those boxing in a cancer research charity event in Boston next week. Shankle, who has trained four months for the occasion, will join 29 other boxers in the fifth "Haymakers...

  • New rules to govern Falmouth school field trips

    FALMOUTH — The School Board's policy committee Monday took a step toward clarifying rules for school-endorsed field trips. Under the previous policy language, field trips and excursions were either "sanctioned" or "non-sanctioned." The board had previously expressed interest in chang...

  • Portland Council approves making a 'folly' of Federal Street

    PORTLAND — Let the follies begin. A 100-foot-long block of Federal Street between Market and Exchange streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from July 3 to Oct. 12 after City Councilors on Monday approved a permit for the so-called Federal Street Folly outside the new Press Hotel....

  • Bath-area School Board OKs $27M budget

    BATH — The proposed Regional School Unit 1 budget is now in the hands of voters. The RSU 1 Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved the $27.3 million spending plan, which voters will first consider in a district-wide meeting at Bath Middle School at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. T...