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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Getting the hang of art in Yarmouth

    Marilyn Bickford, Bill Macleod, Tamson Bickford Hamrock, Anne Macleod and Alice Ingraham, all of Yarmouth, work on hanging artwork for the Yarmouth Art Festival, which runs through Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on Gilman Road in Yarmouth.

  • Critics in Portland don't get a kick out of footgolf

    PORTLAND — The nine-hole South course at Riverside Municipal Golf Course closed Sunday. On Monday, Mayor Michael Brennan was on hand to introduce the sport of footgolf, which begins play Friday. On Monday night, Congress Street resident Janet Daigle spoke to City Councilors ab...

  • Deal reached on Falmouth communications tower

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council last week unanimously accepted a lease agreement with AT&T to replace the public safety communications tower behind Town Hall with a monopole for both municipal and public cellular use. The council voted 6-0, with Councilor Sean Mahoney absen...

  • North Yarmouth could vote on development options in January

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Early next year could be a pivotal time for the town, with voters potentially deciding what to do with two important properties, and how much to develop the village center. The next step in the Village Center Redevelopment Process Timeline, as posted at

  • Cumberland House candidates discuss taxes, jobs

    GRAY — The two candidates in state House District 45 squared off again Oct. 15 in a candidates forum that covered issues including taxes and how to keep young workers in Maine. Democrat Dale Denno and Republican Mike Timmons are running in the redrawn district that includes Cumberlan...

  • Peaks Island school eyed for emergency solar power array

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island school could be home to a first-of-its-kind emergency energy power source. A group of people including teachers and engineers met at the school library recently to start discussing the possibility of making the school the island's designated Red Cross e... 1

  • Falmouth club offers $2K gardening grant

    FALMOUTH — The St. Mary's Garden Club is offering a $2,000 single-recipient grant to a local nonprofit organization to promote a pollinator-supporting program. The one-time grant will be awarded to the organization that has the best plan to support pollinators, like bi...

  • Court backs city in Williston-West rezoning

    PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Oct. 16 upheld City Council approval of a conditional zone for the former Williston-West church properties at 26 and 32 Thomas St. The 6-0 decision, with Chief Justice Leigh Sauffley recusing herself, overturned a Dec. 31, 2013, Cumberla...