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  • Topsham to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday

    TOPSHAM — It's never too early, apparently, for Oktoberfest. The 2014 Oktoberfest, which features craft beers, food, and local crafts and music, will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce is p...

  • Space still available on Topsham ballot

    TOPSHAM — With less than a week before the deadline for filing nomination papers, elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors still had no candidates. Papers must be returned to the office of Town Clerk Linda Dumont by the close of bu...

  • Bath man to fill RSU 1 School Board vacancy

    BATH — A seat on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors that failed to attract any candidates in the November election is finally being filled. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said Monday that Alan Walton of Bath will fill the vacancy in District 6, an Arrowsic-Bath ...

  • UMaine approves learning center project in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A plan to purchase two condominiums for a learning center and offices at Tidewater Village is moving forward after University of Maine trustees voted to fund the project. The project has been scaled down from a $2 million new building proposed two years ago. Now, the Unive...

  • Walmart waits as Falmouth council considers retail limit

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Dec. 13 will consider limiting the size of new retail developments. In the process, it may risk losing a major Route 1 retailer. A proposed zoning change would limit single occupants to a footprint of 75,000 square feet and multiple-business comp... 2

  • Hanukkah ceremony Dec. 1 at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — The annual lighting of the giant Hanukkah menorah at City Hall will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews to commemorate religious liberty and the triumph of light over darkness. The eight-day holiday continues through Dec. 8. ...

  • Small alpaca farm in Cumberland helps redefine an industry

    CUMBERLAND — Tom Munroe and his wife Stacey Whitton could be the new face of farming at a time when raising healthy, homegrown food and promoting sustainable living is on the rise, but time and money are in short supply. They bought Abbott Farm about five years ago and now run a smal...

  • Portland school to host anti-bullying expert

    PORTLAND — A national expert and author on bullying prevention will speak Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road, about strategies parents can use in guiding their children. Prior to his presentation, Stan Davis will spend the day teaching Hall students and staf...

  • Yarmouth schools get new business manager

    YARMOUTH — Herbert I. Hopkins Jr. of North Yarmouth is the new director of business services for the Yarmouth School Department. He replaces Carol Kinney, who is retiring after serving 19 years as the School Department's business director. Most recently, Hopkins was business m...

  • Money grows on trees: Falmouth forestry project moves into 2nd year

    FALMOUTH — In this financial climate, any little bit of revenue helps. So, last year as part of the Open Space Plan, the town approved a pilot forestry program in Hadlock Forest that would harvest 30 percent of the forest and sell the lumber and firewood to benefit the town. At its N...