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  • North Yarmouth further delays development decision

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A few weeks after it was postponed to possibly June, the town's vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus is now delayed until November. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four pu...

  • Falmouth adds EV, charging station

    FALMOUTH — The town is leasing a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for two years with an option to buy. According to a press release, leasing the car is expected to reduce the town's carbon footprint by nearly 5,400 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The town purchased two Toyota Pr...

  • Cleanup, block party coming at Longfellow Park in Portland

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to spruce up and party down at Longfellow Park on Friday and Saturday during the annual park cleaning and neighborhood block party. With help from Phi Mu Delta fraternity at the University of Southern Maine and New Sorority Interest Group, the Univers...

  • License plates would support Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

    PORTLAND — Fundraising for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland could become more visible with the introduction of a specialty license plate. The Maine Secretary of State has approved the design of the plate, a collaboration between the hospital and Joe and Kim Westrich, ...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents rally for Knight's Pond purchase

    CUMBERLAND — With concern that Gov. Paul LePage's withholding of conservation bonds could jeopardize the local purchase and preservation of Knight's Pond, residents, officials, and a famed hockey player gathered Monday to show their support for the project. North Yarmouth voters on A...

  • Portland's homeless student population declines for 2nd year in a row

    PORTLAND — The number of homeless students in the state's largest school district is down 29 percent this year, according to the Maine Department of Education. But according to Sharon Pray, director of student support services for the Portland Public Schools, those numbers are "outsi...

  • Falmouth expects early, on-budget end of Route 1 makeover

    FALMOUTH — The overhaul of U.S. Route 1 is entering its final phase and town officials say work will likely conclude ahead of schedule and under budget. Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said work resumed incrementally about three weeks ago after a short winter break, when utility c...

  • Bath Iron Works union sues shipyard over job ‘reallocation’ plan

    AUGUSTA — The largest union at Bath Iron Works has sued the shipyard, alleging the company violated its contract with the workers by seeking to modify job descriptions outside of a formal contract negotiation. “There are more than 100 changes and additions to people’s job...

  • Portland orders building inspections after tenant dies in fall from porch

    PORTLAND — The death Wednesday of a Cumberland Avenue man prompted a city inspection of the apartment building where he lived, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said Thursday. Donald Stain, 53, of 563 Cumberland Ave., was smoking a cigarette on a second-story porch when the raili...

  • Scarborough projects make Planning Board progress

    SCARBOROUGH — Representatives of Leighton Farm LLC Tuesday night received preliminary Planning Board permission to continue the remaining phases of the 99-lot subdivision between the Nonesuch River and Elmwood Road. Also Tuesday, a public hearing on a proposed contract zone amendment...