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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Cape Elizabeth energy panel works on long-term savings

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After three years of work, the Cape Elizabeth Alternative Energy Committee is still finding ways to limit the town's carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. With the help of a few extra hands, panel members say they are ready to tackle long-term energy savings by r...

  • Scarborough council kills neighborhood zoning change

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council rejected a zoning change Wednesday that would have allowed a two-story office building on Elmwood Avenue. The council voted unanimously against the zoning change sought by Maine Eye Center, siding with more than 15 resident who spoke against the change....

  • Scarborough council delays decision on parking restrictions at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite the efforts of some Higgins Beach residents, surfers and winter beach-goers will still be able to park along the beach during the off-season – for now. As midnight approached Wednesday, the Town Council unanimously tabled until Dec. 15 proposed change...

  • Brunswick School Board considers impact of redistricting

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow clo...

  • Bath council backs new $1.1M bond, refinancing of others

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrow $1.1 million for work at Waterfront Park and other improvements, and to refinance existing debt from prior bonds. The council last month accepted a $415,000 bid from Wyman & Simpson to replace a pier and improv...

  • Greely High School club spreads global awareness

    CUMBERLAND — The sign in Chris Hoffman's classroom at Greely High School nods to Mr. T: "I pity the fool who does not recycle." It also echoes a sentiment felt strongly by the student group advised by Hoffman, who teaches several subjects including social studies. Improved rec...

  • Report offers snapshot of dog violations at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The majority of dog owners contacted by police volunteers at Willard Beach over a two-month period last summer were not in compliance with – and claimed ignorance of – the city's leash laws. Recommendations to stem the number of violations inclu...

  • Clammers to host Freeport benefit dinner

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association will host a clam supper benefit on Saturday, Dec. 4. The meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Mallett Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will benefit the 2010 MCA Fund. ...