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  • Bridge work means delays Wednesday, Thursday on Route 26/100

    FALMOUTH — Drivers who use Route 26/100 should expect periodic delays on Wednesday and Thursday while construction crews unload steel beams that will be utilized in the construction of a bridge. Crews will close the bridge for 20 minutes each day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Maine Depar...

  • Yarmouth faces nearly 4% tax increase

    YARMOUTH — Town Manager Nat Tupper presented a preliminary $10.7 million fiscal 2012 municipal budget to the Town Council on Feb. 3. The budget includes a $235,000, or 2.2 percent, increase in expenditures from the current year. Tupper said town revenues have decreased about 2...

  • Propane heater blamed for Falmouth fire that destroyed 8 antique cars

    FALMOUTH — Firefighters said a blaze that destroyed a three-bay garage and the antique cars parked inside was probably caused by a propane space heater. On Feb. 2 at 12:43 a.m., the Falmouth and Westbrook fire departments responded to a call from a homeowner reporting a glow coming f...

  • Cumberland board approves CMP substation on Greely Road

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board has granted major site plan approval for a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation. Construction of a temporary entrance road for the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road should begin soon, Town Planner Carla Nixon said last week. "Th...

  • Private land could help address athletic field shortage in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A school and community collaboration hopes to provide ample fields for youth, school and adult recreation and sporting groups. The 16-member Athletic and Recreational Advisory Committee has been working to develop a

  • Falmouth weighs all-day kindergarten, cutting some languages

    FALMOUTH — More than 70 people attended a standing-room-only School Board workshop on Monday. Many of them spoke against proposed budget cuts and in favor of new programs, including all-day kindergarten. The "Tier 2" cuts, which the district has proposed to make up for a more ... 1

  • Portland firm marketing Maine tourism has problems making payments

    PORTLAND — The state Department of Economic and Community Development is auditing a Portland advertising agency that has failed to pay clients who ran Maine tourism ads. The state announced the probe Monday after Swardlick Marketing Group notified the Maine Office of Tourism and the ...

  • Portland council yanks Cactus Club licenses, scraps metal art

    PORTLAND — The Cactus Club, a Fore Street bar that has raised the ire of police for several years, failed to have its liquor and entertainment licenses renewed by the City Council Monday night. The council also voted to get rid of Tracing the Fore, the Boothby Square public art insta...