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  • Freeport gives green light to revised plan for METRO bus service

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday accepted a revised plan proposed by the Greater Portland Transit District for bus service north of Portland. Councilors agreed 6-0, with Councilor Andy Wellen abstaining, to sign onto a three-year METRO pilot program starting next year that will...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Closed Cumberland school eyed for senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — In their latest concept plan for a mixed-use development in the center of town, Bateman Partners is proposing that the closed Drowne Road School become a senior housing facility. David Bateman presented his Portland company's concept for the multi-phase project Monday to...

  • First Maine pesticide summit aims to answer questions

    BRUNSWICK — With several Maine towns already discussing banning pesticides and a few with ordinances in place, the Maine Pesticide Summit on Nov. 20 will mark the first time there has been a gathering to discuss their use in the state. The summit at the Unitarian Universalist Church ...

  • Portland Rec offers indoor winter walking

    PORTLAND — Three community centers will offer weekday indoor walking programs starting Nov. 15 for people looking to stay active – and warm – this winter. The morning programs will be offered from 6-7:30 a.m. at the East End, Reiche and Riverton community centers. Mile ma...

  • North Yarmouth Academy hires new headmaster

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy has picked a New York City private school head to be its next headmaster beginning July 1, 2011. Brad Choyt will replace Peter Mertz, who has served as headmaster for 10 years. Mertz will move to Newport News, Va. to become headmaster at Hampto...

  • Recount set for Friday in Senate District 7 race between Bliss, Palmieri

    AUGUSTA — A recount has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, in the election to represent Maine Senate District 7, which includes South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough. Unofficial results on election night had incumbent Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, clinging ...

  • Brunswick Town Council retreats on nearly $1.2M land buy for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The one thing the more than 50 people at Monday night's public hearing agreed on is the town needs a better police station. In the end, however, disagreement over a plan to spend up to $1.175 million on property for a new station convinced the Town Council to withdraw the...

  • Portland residents launch drive to save Riverton library

    PORTLAND — Residents have collected nearly 2,000 signatures in an effort to save the branch library at Riverton Elementary School. The effort comes as Portland Public Library officials are considering reducing the branch's in-house collection and staff to save money. Chip Edga...

  • Cumberland Town Council sets moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday enacted a moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The moratorium, effective immediately and extending at least 180 days, is intended to give the town time to study the way those uses put pressure on development and to allow it to ...