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  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • Former Bath councilor pleads guilty to firearms charges

    BATH — A Lincoln Street man who once served on the City Council pleaded guilty Dec. 17 to charges of illegally selling a firearm to an out-of-state resident and making false statements to a government agency. Richard Burgess, 56, was a city councilor from 1978-1980. He pleaded guilty...

  • Sixth year of business and growing for Topsham teenager

    TOPSHAM — Not many 15-year-old boys can say they have been in business for more than five years, but Austin Kidder can. The Topsham teenager started his dog toy business, Dusty's Toys, at the age of 9. He said the idea came to him during the process of moving to Maine from Minne...

  • Legislators warn Falmouth of difficult school budget year

    FALMOUTH — With budget deliberations approaching, the School Board has begun prepping for anticipated bad news from the state.  "Budget issues are going to be as big as they ever have been," state Sen.-elect Richard Woodbury, U-Yarmouth, told the board Monday evening. "Budgets h...

  • Preschool an option for new Falmouth elementary school

    FALMOUTH — The School Department hopes to utilize three classrooms in the new elementary school for limited preschool programs. "We're not in a position to offer a public preschool right now," Superintendent Barbara Powers said. "We can't think about offering that now, with the curre...

  • Cumberland Planning Board deadlocks on Main Street zoning change

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board voted 3-3 Dec. 14 on whether to recommend a zoning change that would allow businesses along part of Main Street. The board then voted unanimously to report to the Town Council that it was unable to reach consensus. The council must ultimately de...

  • Yarmouth council OKs Comp Plan, seeds education foundation

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on Dec. 16 approved a new Comprehensive Plan that ...

  • Gone with the wind: $1.1M alternative energy program fails to deliver

    AUGUSTA — Solar panels installed behind trees, covered with snow, shaded by a barn or not tilted toward the sun. Wind turbines blocked by trees or shut down for safety reasons and then not turned back on when the wind was strong. Heat pumps turned off by homeowners because the... 2

  • More than tickets and arrests: Flanders retires from Yarmouth Police Department

    YARMOUTH — Throughout his 33 years of service as a Yarmouth police officer,  Bruce Flanders has seen changes in weapons and technology, the drug culture and dispatch services. But what has remained constant, he said, is the camaraderie within the department, the value of compass...