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  • Topsham planners work on updated sign regulations

    TOPSHAM — Revision of the town's sign ordinance is beginning and could go to a vote next year. Voters have rejected proposed sign ordinance amendments, including those regarding digital signs, at the past two Town Meetings. With this in mind, the Planning Board is updating the entire...

  • Southern Maine Community College starts building in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Southern Maine Community College celebrated its deed transfer from the U.S. Navy with a symbolic demolition ceremony on Tuesday morning. SMCC President David Ortiz, state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Red...

  • Portland's East End Community School wins $2.7M grant

    PORTLAND — East End Community School received a $2.7 million federal school improvement grant last week. The grant, part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, requires schools to enact major changes, such as replacing administration and hiring new teachers. The schools also have t...

  • New principal for Portland's Lyman Moore Middle School

    PORTLAND — A Portland High School assistant principal was named principal at Lyman Moore Middle School. Stephen Rogers was the principal at Lyman Moore for nine years before becoming assistant principal at PHS for five years. Before that, he was the principal at Gorham High School.

  • Yarmouth council tentatively backs nonprofit art center, delays pathway decision

    YARMOUTH — A proposal to house a nonprofit, community art center at the Winslow Fire Station on Center Street has some town councilors and neighbors concerned about parking and neighborhood compatibility. The Town Council voted 5-2 on July 21 to allow Town Manager Nat Tupper to work ...

  • Public comments have impact on Yarmouth's Route 1 Gateway plan

    YARMOUTH — After hearing public comments about pedestrian safety, traffic speed, access to Route 1 and neighborhood connectivity, the Gateways Committee and town staff have adjusted the Phase III Route 1 proposal. Residents reviewed the plan in a May 11 Gateways Committee and Plannin...

  • Freeport farm cleans up, welcomes back animals

    FREEPORT — After working with state agencies, the town and the Shellfish Commission to improve cattle management practices, Wolfe's Neck Farm again has cows in the fields on Burnett Road. Tod Yankee, executive director of Wolfe's Neck Farm, said members of the Wolfe's Neck Farm Found...

  • Falmouth considers Route 1 parking, hunting changes, fines for dog owners

    FALMOUTH — Changes may be coming to the Route 1 business corridor when the Maine Department of Transportation begins repaving the area next year. Changes to the parks and public lands rules are also on the way. Dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs may get slapped with fine...