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  • Freeport's exit from RSU 5 could add up to $345K to tax bill

    FREEPORT — The added tax burden if the town withdraws from Regional School Unit 5 would range from almost $289,000 to almost $345,000, depending on how many students attend Freeport schools.  The Freeport Withdrawal Committee on Tuesday presented the estimate to the Town Co...

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    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • 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...

  • Affordable spay and neuter services now available in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Residents now have an affordable clinic to bring their pets for spay and neuter services. What used to be a Subway Restaurant is now Community Spay-Neuter Clin...

  • Planning Board hears preliminary plans for North Road subdivision

    YARMOUTH — A conceptual proposal to build a four-lot subdivision at 475 North Road was presented to the Planning Board at a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10. According to a letter sent to Vanessa Farr, Director of Planning and Development, from engineering firm BH2M of Gorham, the parc...

  • 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. ...