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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Back to square one: Portland City Council to again weigh fate of downtown plaza

    PORTLAND — Congress Street resident Mark Audette expressed ambivalence about his surroundings July 10 while enjoying a coffee and newspaper in Congress Square. "I'm torn," he said. "I'm in favor of development. But I want to keep the park. It's a respite." Audette's statement ...

  • Cumberland proposes $3M purchase for public beach

    CUMBERLAND — A potential $3 million purchase by the town of about 11 acres of shoreline property and nearly 9 acres of forest will be discussed Monday, July 28, at a Town Council public hearing. The purchase of part of the Payson property off Foreside Road would satisfy a long-time g...

  • Corrections

    A July 9 Page 1 story, "City Council promises new tack after repealing buffer zone," should have said Leslie Sneddon is a former Northeast executive director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Also last week, the Page 1 story "Casco Bay Lines directors give themselves free rides," shoul...

  • Falmouth residents urged to sign up for wayfinding overhaul

    FALMOUTH — What's in a road sign? Quite a bit, according to Theo Holtwijk. The town's director of long-range planning will help facilitate a public forum on the town's wayfinding signage program – the dozen or so blue signs around the community that point out schools, the ...

  • Yarmouth bridge replacement requires extended detour

    YARMOUTH — After the increased traffic expected at this weekend's Clam Festival has moved on, the the Maine Department of Transportation will be closing the Elm Street bridge for repairs. The bridge will close Monday, July 21, and work is expected to be completed in early Novemb...

  • Bean home restoration on fast track in Freeport

    FREEPORT — To speed up the process of restoring historical accuracy to the L.L Bean home, the Project Review Board has waived the usual four-month demolition delay period for the project. After several additions and nearly half a dozen paint jobs over the past few decades, the 6 Holb...

  • Sheriff to investigate crash of Falmouth Police Department SUV

    FALMOUTH — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will investigate a July 4 crash that totaled a Falmouth Police Department sport utility vehicle. "Any crash involving a police cruiser, we conduct an internal investigation and ask an outside agency to come and investigate the acciden...

  • Morse Street sewer separation project moves forward in Portland

    PORTLAND — Work to direct storm water to Back Cove will extend past Washington Avenue later this summer with a $2.4 million sewer separation project along Morse Street. City Senior Project Engineer Brad Roland said Tuesday he expects the job to go out to bid by the end of the month, ...