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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • 3 compete for at-large seat on Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Two former School Board members are challenging the current District 7 town councilor in a three-way race for an at-large seat on the Town Council. Benet Pols, who is finishing his first term as the District 7 councilor, Byron Watson, who served on the School Board from 2... 1

  • Cumberland Planning Board OKs senior housing project

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board unanimously granted major subdivision and site plan approvals Tuesday for the renovation of a school as a senior housing center. The now-closed Drowne Road School – a 17,600-square-foot building that School Administrative District 75 turned ...

  • Falmouth School Board enacts new public comment, computer rules

    FALMOUTH — Speakers at School Board meetings are now prohibited from discussing school employees and must limit their comments to three minutes. The School Board unanimously approved a new public comment policy Tuesday night, and amended a policy governing use of employee computers. 1

  • Yarmouth advisory group to tackle turf field replacement

    YARMOUTH — With the turf field at Yarmouth High School reaching the end of its lifespan, an advisory task force has been established to review cost estimates and project recommendations for a replacement. The committee was established by the Town Council and School Committee and incl...

  • Suit giveaway for unemployed slated for Oct. 25 in Portland

    PORTLAND — Three groups are partnering up to provide gently worn men's suits to job seekers. Men's Warehouse, Creative Work Systems and Career Centers of Maine will distribute more than 100 suits on Oct. 25 to "disadvantaged job seekers," the group said in a press release. The...

  • Falmouth gun club reopens 1 range, 3 others still closed

    FALMOUTH — After being closed for almost a year because of safety issues, the Falmouth Rod & Gun Club has reopened one of its shooting ranges. Three other ranges will remain closed indefinitely until the club makes significant safety and environmental improvements. Police ...

  • Yarmouth council moves deliberately on art center proposal

    YARMOUTH — While creators of Firehouse Arts would like the Town Council to make a quick decision on whether the nonprofit group can use Winslow Station on Center Street as a community art center, they will have to wait until November for a final vote. At an Operations Committee meeti...

  • Broken sprinkler closes Falmouth library

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Memorial Library will be closed at least until Saturday, Oct. 22, to repair water damage from a broken sprinkler system. The Fire Department confirmed there was damage Tuesday to books and other materials at the Lunt Road building, and that the library was closed....