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  • New group hopes to hype Falmouth businesses

    FALMOUTH — A new organization is being planned to represent the interests of town businesses. The Falmouth Business Association has been in the works for over a year, according to one of its founders, Barbra Esposito. She said it's aimed at getting more people to support busines...

  • Falmouth drops plan for sports admission fees

    FALMOUTH — After considering charging students $1 to see high school athletic events, the Athletic Department decided to stay the course and let students in for free. Students will still be able to use their IDs to gain free admission. The fees would have applied to all stu...

  • Aid to undocumented immigrants vexes Portland officials

    PORTLAND — City officials are grappling with how to get state reimbursement for general assistance to undocumented immigrants while fighting a state policy prohibiting aid to anyone who cannot prove they are in the country legally. The policy and court strategy were discussed Monday ...

  • Memorial race continues Falmouth junior Olympian's legacy

    FALMOUTH — On a cool Sunday morning, runners and walkers gathered outside the high school to help raise money for under-served youth, and to honor a young man who died more than a decade ago. The annual "I Ran for Dan" Daniel Cardillo Memorial 5K was held Sept. 14, and was coupl...

  • Speed-enforcement grant expires in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A recent grant for the Police Department to enforce speed laws has come to an end. The department was awarded the $10,000 grant by the Bureau of Highway Safety in January. According to a press release, the covered overtime costs for officers. During the nine mo...

  • Portland hotel fire leads to 2nd arson indictment

    PORTLAND — A 19-year-old woman is the second person indicted for arson from a Dec. 14, 2013 fire at the Hampton Inn at 209 Fore St. Olivia Richards, formerly of Cumberland Avenue, faces a Class A arson charge after a Cumberland County grand jury handed up an indictment Sept. 5.

  • Portland family escapes Deering Avenue fire

    PORTLAND — Four people escaped an early morning house fire Tuesday at 40 Deering Ave. Homeowner Nancy Teras said she, her husband, step-daughter and mother escaped the 1890s-era home shortly before dawn when flames broke out on the back wall of the building, where part of the ro...

  • Bicyclist, motorist collide on Forest Avenue in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Sunday-night collision between a bicyclist and motorist on Forest Avenue may have been alcohol-related, according to city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin. Steven Bowie, 43, of Portland, pedaled in front of a northbound 2005 Chevy Impala driven by 61-year-old William Bickford...

  • Portland police probe residential burglaries

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking help in solving a series of burglaries in the Libbytown and University of Southern Maine neighborhoods last week. Lt. James Sweatt said the same perpetrator is suspected in nighttime break-ins at homes on Craigie, Woodmont, Bolton and Frances streets, an...

  • Portland city councilors may weigh proposed hike in minimum wage

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan last week said a proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage in the city might be vetted next week by a City Council committee, and could go before the full council for consideration next month. Brennan advocates hiking the minimum wage to $9.50 an h...