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  • Brunswick dog day-care business has tails wagging

    BRUNSWICK — When she opened Blue Dog Day Care in November, Meghan Osborne suspected business would be good, but she didn't expect to have a full house every day. "I don't know if I thought we were going to reach the limit in the first two months," Osborne said, in an interview at the...

  • Harpswell town planner heading to Topsham

    HARPSWELL — Carol Eyerman, who has led the town's Planning Department for seven years, is leaving, but she isn't going far.  Eyerman, who was hired as Harpswell's town planner in 2007, has accepted a position as assistant town planner in Topsham. She expects to start in ear...

  • Scarborough may relax rules for industrial growth

    New zones created to protect town's aquifers SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has proposed a change to the town's zoning rules that would allow businesses in industrial zones to build on up to 50 percent of their property. The maximum existing buildin...

  • UPDATE: Developers withdraw plans after Willard Square building ban moves forward in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A pair of businessmen who hoped to build an upscale market in Willard Square withdrew their plans Thursday following strong neighborhood opposition. The move came three days after the City Council gave initial approval to a 95-day emergency moratorium on new construc...

  • Topsham voters OK $8.1M budget, reject zoning changes, digital signs

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.09 million municipal budget at Wednesday's 3 1/2-hour Town Meeting. But they defeated ordinances that would have created a new commercial zone along part of Route 196 and allowed digital signs in some parts of town. The meeting drew 227 register...

  • New principal brings small-school affinity to Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Islands School is getting a new name, the Harpswell Community School, and a new principal, Kerry Bailey. Bailey, 59,  is anything but new to school administration. This will be her third job as a principal, and her family is filled with other school adm...

  • Survey available for Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — Residents and business owners can take a new survey created by the town's Comprehensive Plan Committee to determine how best to put together the town's next Comprehensive Plan, a document that outlines goals and projects for the community. The

  • Falmouth wins grant for wood chip boiler

    FALMOUTH — The School Department announced Tuesday that it won a $500,000 grant from the Maine Forest Service to help replace the middle school oil furnaces with a wood chip boiler. The new boiler would be similar to the boiler currently used to heat the high school and new elementar...

  • Farewell Festival set for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — Residents will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the town's three Lunt Road school buildings in a Farewell Festival on June 3 and 4. The School Department will vacate the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools after this school year. Students next year will move  into the...

  • A Tidewater high

    A pair of visiting cows from Freeport attracted a lot of attention Saturday at the grand opening of the University of Maine Learning Center at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Activities included remarks by officials, demonstrations, tours of the center and the naming of a tree and bench in memory of Oak...