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  • Car-free Sundays on Baxter Blvd. resume May 4

    PORTLAND — Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles on Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., between Vannah Avenue and Payson Park, when Sundays on the Boulevard resumes May 4. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the boulevard will be open for for use by walkers, runners, bicyc...

  • Yarmouth council backs harbor improvements

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on April 17 endorsed a plan that could transform Yarmouth Harbor and bring new life to the town's waterfront – if the necessary funding can be found. In a 6-0 vote, the council backed recommendations

  • Earth Day cleanups continue in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Local groups will hold spring clean-ups throughout the end of April into early May in continued celebration of Earth Day. Maine Audubon and Friends of Scarborough Marsh will partner with Project GRACE on Saturday, April 26, for the annual Scarborough Marsh cleanup....

  • Work impending on natural gas project 'backbone'

    FALMOUTH — The first phase of a $42 million natural gas distribution project is imminent, but it's still unknown when residents will be able to begin using the fuel in their homes. That was the takeaway from an informational meeting held Thursday, April 17, at Town Hall by Summit Nat...

  • DOT to discuss plan for Falmouth roundabout

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Town Hall on plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Route 9 and Woods Road. For more information on the project, contact Project Manager Ernie Martin...

  • North Yarmouth Academy head stepping down

    YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy's top administrator, Brad Choyt, will resign at the end of the school year. Choyt, who has served as NYA head of school since 2011, will step down June 30. In an interview Tuesday he would not disclose the reason for his resignation. The NYA B...

  • Freeport nonprofit helps students tell digital stories

    FREEPORT — Smart phones and social media have made it easier than ever for students to shoot, edit and share their own videos and short films. The problem is that most of these videos aren't very good. But what if students took that creative energy and technological savvy...

  • Honors mount for Falmouth student

    Falmouth High School junior Sarah Caldwell, center, receives a letter of recognition from the state Legislature during a presentation Friday, April 18, at the school auditorium. Caldwell also received the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Silver Medallion

  • YMCA of Southern Maine targets childhood obesity

    PORTLAND — All four branches of the YMCA of Southern Maine are celebrating national Heathy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26, in an effort to combat childhood obesity. The free event runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the YMCAs in Portland, Freeport, New Gloucester and Biddeford. The an...

  • Foam packaging ban heads to Portland City Council, plastic bag fee still under discussion

    PORTLAND — City councilors will vote on a proposed ban on food and beverage containers made of polystyrene foam, but an ordinance to charge fees for plastic take-out bags at supermarkets and convenience stores remains on hold. As of Tuesday, no information was available on when the c...