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  • Falmouth police to provide drug take-back

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will be sponsoring a drug take-back program on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event, which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be in the lobby of the Police Department at 2 Marshall Drive.  The goal is to...

  • Cumberland council OKs bond for senior housing work

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a 20-year bond of $740,000 primarily to fund senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, and are long overdue, Town Manager Bi...

  • Citizens group criticizes Falmouth High School newspaper for student's opinion

    FALMOUTH — A column in the October issue of the Falmouth High School student newspaper has received more attention than the author may have intended. Lee Larson, a high school junior, wrote the opinion piece for the student publication, The Mast, in support of retaining town ownershi... 3

  • Freeport draft Comprehensive Plan goes green

    FREEPORT — The 2010 draft version of the Comprehensive Plan has been updated to include a new energy conservation section and to promote environmentally fri...

  • Isleford man to take on Chebeague Island administrator role

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Eric Dyer will move from one island to another to become Chebeague's new town administrator on Jan. 2. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Oct. 30 to hire Dyer, 31, who currently serves as facilities supervisor for the town of Cranberry Isles and lives on Isle...

  • Yarmouth Arts grant helps make Rowe School mural possible

    YARMOUTH — With the help of a grant from Yarmouth Arts, artists Mary Rehak and Page O'Rouke created a mural in the Rowe School depicting the school's core values using inspiration from student art. The mural covers the atrium's eight walls and depicts the core values of being kind, s...

  • Pownal boy dies after being pinned by tree

    POWNAL — A 5-year-old boy of Pownal died Sunday afternoon while playing in a hole created by an uprooted tree on Merrill Road. According to information released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the tree had blown over in last week's windstorm and created a hole. The bo...

  • Regal Cinemas to leave Falmouth; Walmart may expand in space

    FALMOUTH — The 10-screen Regal Cinemas may soon become a Walmart grocery store if the retail giant's plans to expand are realized. "They've been seeing viewership decline. It's been a nearly 50 percent drop off in five years," property owner Ben Devine said of the cinemas. Dev... 2

  • Downtown District chooses holiday tree

    PORTLAND — After reviewing more than 20 trees in Portland, South Portland, Falmouth and Scarborough, Portland's Downtown District has chosen this year's holiday tree for Monument Square. The 45-foot blue spruce was donated by a private landowner on Washington Avenue in Portland. ...

  • 2 NYC men charged with trafficking ecstasy in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police arrested two New York City men on Friday and seized nearly 500 pills of ecstasy, according to a press release from the Public Safety Department. The two 19-year-old men, Jogonmoy Chowdhury and Faizan Mahmood, were arrested at about 6:30 p.m. in a Riverside Street mo...