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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Presumpscot River bridge detour expected to upset Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100/26 bridge over the Presumpscot River and railroad tracks will be limited to vehicles weighing 22 tons or less for the next 11 months while a new bridge is completed. Heavy trucks will be rerouted through several Falmouth neighborhoods. "That bridge is ...

  • Teacher returns to Falmouth classroom with marijuana charge pending

    FALMOUTH — High school English teacher Mark Melnicove has returned to his classroom wth marijuana possession charges still pending. Melnicove, 58, was charged Nov. 1 after an unannounced police search of the high school parking lot allegedly discovered 2.4 grams of marijuana in his c... 9

  • Yarmouth teen helps break down cultural differences 1 student at a time

    YARMOUTH — With a determination to break down cultural barriers, high school junior Hannah Potter created a pen pal program for students in America and Iraq. The online communications project called

  • Debate intensifies over Bradbury-Pineland corridor

    POWNAL — The debate over a Bradbury-Pineland trail is heating up as the mid-December deadline approaches for the state Bureau of Parks and Lands' final draft of a management plan for the corridor. While a mountain bike organization is pushing for extended loop trails that connect to ... 2

  • Ace Hardware to join Bangor Savings in new Falmouth plaza

    FALMOUTH — A hardware store and a bank may seem unlikely bedfellows, but the Bangor Savings Bank building under construction at Route 1 and Fundy Road will contain both, plus another business when it is finally completed next spring. Retail chain Ace Hardware will take over approxima...

  • Cumberland board to discuss CMP substation, new Main Street zoning

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday will hold public hearings on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation and new zoning on part of Main Street. CMP is undergoing major site plan review of its proposal to build the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road. The Planning...

  • Council OKs farmer's market, sets CIP hearing

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved an emergency zoning amendment to allow a winter's farmers market on Saturdays. Councilors also scheduled a public hearing on the city's Capital Improvement Plan. The zoning amendment will take effect immediately to allow a winter'...

  • Portland school librarian wins national award

    PORTLAND — The King Middle School librarian is one of 10 librarians to receive national recognition from the Carnegie Corp., The New York Times and the American Library Association. Kelley McDaniel, who was selected from a pool of more than 1,400 nominees, will travel Thursday to New...