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  • Cape Elizabeth committee weighs rental property regulations

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ordinance Committee members said they hope to strike a balance between the interests of property owners, year-round residents and seasonal renters as it wrestles with whether to regulate rental properties. The committee, made up of Town Councilors Jim Walsh, Frank Go...

  • Changing habits fuel Brunswick church's desire to demolish building

    BRUNSWICK — For most of the 20th century, a white, three-story building next to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Pleasant Street housed priests, and then nuns who worked at the Catholic school. But the last Ursuline Sister to work at the school departed 10 years ago, and the p... 4

  • Topsham board OKs policy for archiving

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a digitization policy for the town's historic archives. The Topsham Historical Society is seeking a grant from the Maine Memory Network to fund purchase of a scanner, but a digitization policy was necessary first. History Commit...

  • Yarmouth begins dam discussions

    YARMOUTH — Residents have the opportunity to help decide the fate of two dams along the lower Royal River. In a program called "Dams and the Royal River: Films and Forum," members of Maine Rivers and ...

  • Portraits of Portland's mayoral candidates

    Michael Brennan at East End School in Portland: “I was going to pick a place, but then I thought it wasn’t very photogenic. It’s this little parking lot on Congress Street near Angela Adams. It used to be my mother’s house. It makes me think about what the parking lots in ...

  • Condon pathway plan narrowly advances in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A divided Town Council voted 4-3 to extend the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway under the East Main Street bridge, using up to $100,000 of town funds. At a council meeting on Oct. 20, Councilors Erv Bickford, Carl Winslow and Tim Sanders voted against the proposal, siting fina...

  • North Yarmouth bans sale, use of fireworks

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents voted 21-8 at a special Town Meeting to ban the use and sale of consumer fireworks. The Oct. 18 vote was prompted by a state law legalizing consumer fireworks that takes effect Jan. 1, 2012. The law allows municipalities to enact local restrictions, and the...

  • Freeport council selects consultant for town manager search

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to hire Eaton Peabody Consulting Group to assist in the search process for a new town manager. It also approved spending up to $5,500 for the service: $4,500 for consulting services and up to $1,000 for services like advertising.