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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Dispatch decision challenge prompts Freeport Town Charter review

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday scheduled a June 29 workshop to discuss amendments to the Town Charter. Councilor Joe Migliaccio presented proposed language for sections in the charter that address the process to overrule council decisions and the requirement that residents si...

  • Portland planners show support for law offices on waterfront

    PORTLAND — A proposal to covert a waterfront storage building into offices for a local law firm is on the fast track for approval from the city Planning Board. At a workshop meeting Tuesday evening, building owner Waterfront Maine presented its plans to turn the 100,000-square-foot C...

  • Art sought for new Falmouth Elementary School building

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Arts Commission is calling for artist proposals for pieces to be installed in the new Falmouth Elementary School when it is completed next summer. The project is part of the Percent For Art program, which requires that all state-funded building projects set aside...

  • Falmouth road race to raise money for Honduran relief supplies

    FALMOUTH — A five-mile run on June 12 will raise money for medical and construction supplies for Honduran villages, which a local group will visit next year. A team of volunteers, doctors and nurses from southern Maine communities will visit El Triunfo, Honduras, in February 201...

  • WestFest fun in Portland

    West End neighborhood kids enjoyed a day of fun and games on Saturday at WestFest, a community celebration held on the grounds of the Reiche School in Portland. It featured rides in this horse-drawn carriage, face painting, a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, food, crafts and more.

  • Yarmouth budget drops 1%, tax rate increases 20 cents

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-0 on May 13 to accept the proposed fiscal 2011 budget. The total proposed budget is $30.9 million, a reduction of $302,000, or nearly 1 percent. The school budget remains flat at $19.5 million, and the $10.5 million municipal budget is $279,00...

  • SAD 51 budget goes to Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents

    CUMBERLAND — Residents will decide at the annual budget meeting on Thursday, June 3, whether to accept or amend a $28 million fiscal 2011 budget for School Administrative District 51. Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters will approve or reject the final spending plan in a budget...

  • Falmouth High School seniors to graduate at Merrill Auditorium in Portland

    FALMOUTH — As the Falmouth High School Class of 2010 prepares to graduate, students are going through many of the same motions as the years and years of high school seniors before them. But this year will be different: commencement will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland inste...