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  • North Yarmouth veterans park gets new leadership

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Veterans Memorial Park has a new board of directors, new officers, and a new set of bylaws. The five-acre park, which sits at the corner of Memorial Highway (Route 9) and Parsonage Road, was created in 1949, on land provided by Henry Sweetser. I...

  • Audubon celebrates apples in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The 27th annual Apple Day Celebration is Oct. 3-4 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road. On Friday, Oct. 3, John Bunker, apple tree expert and board member of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, will present a history of...

  • Falmouth police get grant for vests

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department received a $2,000 grant from the Maine Municipal Association to buy new exterior vests. The vests will allow officers to wear their body armor on the outside of their uniforms. It will also allow officers to redistribute their duty belt equi...

  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • Panel sets July 2015 target for hiring Portland's next city manager

    PORTLAND — The goal of the committee tasked to replace departed City Manager Mark Rees is to have a successor on the job by July 1, 2015. The committee, led by Mayor Michael Brennan, met for the first time in a 75-minute session Monday, where they also decided a consultant will ...

  • Senate president faces GOP, Green challengers in District 27

    PORTLAND — State Senate President Justin Alfond is opposed by a pair of familiar faces in his campaign for a fourth, two-year term. The Senate District 27 Democrat is challenged by Republican Peter Doyle and Green Independent Asher Platts. Doyle ran unsuccessfully against Alfond in 2...

  • After 50 years, Falmouth farm couple cutting down, not out

    FALMOUTH — Half a century ago, newlyweds Elwin and Jean Hansen went into business for themselves. They started farming at Idleknot Farm, a 125-acre span where everything from corn and cucumbers to hay and pumpkins is grown. Fifty years later, the couple is planning to cel...

  • Colorful in Cumberland

    Amusement rides light up the night in Cumberland last week at the annual Cumberland County Fair.

  • Chebeague Island special election draws 1 candidate

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — One candidate is on the ballot in an Oct. 7 special election for an unexpired seat on the Board of Selectmen. Chris Loder was the only person to submit nomination papers for