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  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Motorcycle speed, alcohol suspected in South Portland woman's death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A city woman who died Saturday, July 25, in a motorcycle crash in Westbrook was not wearing a helmet. It is believed that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, Capt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department said Thursday morning. Jennifer Lavign...

  • 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.

  • Falmouth council to review property bids in private; fireworks ban, poultry rules considered

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will review bids for the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings in private executive sessions before deciding which bid to accept. The council decided unanimously Monday night to seal the bids from public scrutiny until negotiations between potentia...

  • 3 Freeport council incumbents face challengers

    FREEPORT — Voters will choose representatives for District 2, District 3 and an at-large seat in the Nov. 8 Town Council elections. The District 2 seat is held by incumbent Councilor Eric Pandora of Birch Point Road. He is challenged by newcomer Katherine Arno of Pleasant Hill Road. ...

  • Falmouth moves ahead with train whistle 'quiet zones'

    FALMOUTH — Construction may soon begin at the town's four railroad crossings in an effort to preserve train whistle quiet zones in residential neighborhoods. The Town Council decided Monday night to move ahead with a proposal to make improvements to the crossings on Field and Woodvil...

  • Cumberland council not ready to silence train whistles

    CUMBERLAND — A unanimous Town Council on Monday essentially decided not to seek creation of no-whistle zones at railroad crossings. Residents had asked the council to look into petitioning the Federal Railroad Administration to create the so-called quiet zones, which, with the except...

  • Portland reviews fire boat policy in wake of accident

    PORTLAND — The second accident in as many years involving the city's $3.2 million fire boat has prompted a comprehensive review of department policies and procedures for using the vessel. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg on Tuesday said the city is reviewing whether more training i...

  • Portland mayoral candidates get a little feisty in forum

    PORTLAND — A forum Tuesday morning hosted by the Portland Community Chamber and the Maine Real Estate Development Association offered mayoral candidates a chance to speak about economic development. But several candidates were also given the opportunity to address specific concerns ...