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  • Yarmouth developer sees community in pizza, coffee, groceries, ice cream

    YARMOUTH — Although the new Andy's Handy Store will house a variety of businesses, the owners say they aren't trying to create a public market. Instead, Sean Ireland wants to provide Yarmouth with a community space that will meet various needs. Ireland and his cousin Amy Irela...

  • Freeport budget hike driven by health-care costs

    FREEPORT — A 4.3 percent increase in municipal spending is expected in the 2016 fiscal year, according to Town Manager Peter Joseph and Finance Director Jessica Maloy. Joseph and Maloy on May 5 reported to councilors that this year's budget of $8.9 million is expected to increas...

  • Chebeague Island golf course closer to historic listing

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The state has approved putting the Great Chebeague Golf Course on the National Register of Historic Places, but the club still has to receive federal approval. The state nominated the nine-hole golf course in April. Club members said they expect to hear f...

  • 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...