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  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • Ace Hardware to join Bangor Savings in new Falmouth plaza

    FALMOUTH — A hardware store and a bank may seem unlikely bedfellows, but the Bangor Savings Bank building under construction at Route 1 and Fundy Road will contain both, plus another business when it is finally completed next spring. Retail chain Ace Hardware will take over approxima...

  • Cumberland board to discuss CMP substation, new Main Street zoning

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday will hold public hearings on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation and new zoning on part of Main Street. CMP is undergoing major site plan review of its proposal to build the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road. The Planning...

  • Yarmouth colon cancer survivor steps out of her comfort zone to encourage screenings

    YARMOUTH — A reserved and private woman who doesn't like to talk about cancer is one of six Maine residents promoting the importance of early detection in a statewide colon cancer awareness campaign. The

  • Presumpscot River bridge detour expected to upset Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100/26 bridge over the Presumpscot River and railroad tracks will be limited to vehicles weighing 22 tons or less for the next 11 months while a new bridge is completed. Heavy trucks will be rerouted through several Falmouth neighborhoods. "That bridge is ...

  • Teacher returns to Falmouth classroom with marijuana charge pending

    FALMOUTH — High school English teacher Mark Melnicove has returned to his classroom wth marijuana possession charges still pending. Melnicove, 58, was charged Nov. 1 after an unannounced police search of the high school parking lot allegedly discovered 2.4 grams of marijuana in his c... 9

  • Council OKs farmer's market, sets CIP hearing

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved an emergency zoning amendment to allow a winter's farmers market on Saturdays. Councilors also scheduled a public hearing on the city's Capital Improvement Plan. The zoning amendment will take effect immediately to allow a winter'...

  • Portland school librarian wins national award

    PORTLAND — The King Middle School librarian is one of 10 librarians to receive national recognition from the Carnegie Corp., The New York Times and the American Library Association. Kelley McDaniel, who was selected from a pool of more than 1,400 nominees, will travel Thursday to New...

  • Secession, public safety on agenda for Peaks Island residents

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council will hold two meetings this weekend focusing on public safety and secession from the city. The council has scheduled a public safety meeting for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at either the Inn on Peaks Island or the MacVane Community Center. A straw p...