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  • Falmouth land use discussion gets heated

    FALMOUTH — Tension grew at times when members of the public weighed in last week on proposed land use policies to implement the town's Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from...

  • Portland City Council works on welfare strategy

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday girded themselves for the potential $7 million loss of state aid reimbursements to the city's General Assistance program. "I don't think we can afford to pick up what the state won't pay for," Councilor Jill Duson said in a workshop session that f...

  • Settlement ends dispute over Cape Elizabeth driveway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A settlement has been reached in a pair of lawsuits that challenged the location of a new home's driveway in the Stonegate subdivision off Mitchell Road. The out-of-court settlement was reached between residents of Stonegate and the home's developer, Graham Pillsbury...

  • Cape Elizabeth volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to child porn

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A former Fire Department captain and heavy equipment operator for the Public Works Department has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. According to U.S. District Court documents, Ronald O'Brien, 38,  signed a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney for ...

  • South Portland residents fume over idling trains in Thornton Heights

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When Anthony and Colleen DiPhillipo moved into their Union Street home a year and a half ago, they knew the trains at Rigby Yard would be loud. In fact, DiPhillipo said he and his daughters, 9-year-old Sophia and 3-year-old Grace, were excited about being able to see... 2

  • Businesses in Bath may get help with directions

    BATH — In response to requests from business owners, the City Council is considering revising rules that regulate downtown business directory signs. The signs, which would be placed at the intersections of Front and Centre streets and Front and Elm streets, would direct people to spe...

  • Cape Elizabeth council says no to marriage party proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday denied a request to hold a precedent-setting wedding reception at Fort Williams Park. Tucker Jordan of Old Ocean House Road submitted the proposal to the Fort Williams Advisory Commission for use of a field immediately south of Portlan...

  • Board again delays decision on Scarborough Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — Neighbors concerned about a proposal for a new parking lot and recreation area at Scarborough Beach will have to wait until next month to learn whether the plan will be allowed. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday to table until May 11 the proposal b...

  • Make like a pretzel

    Dr. Allyson Dafoe demonstrates her chiropractic technique at the annual Yarmouth Wellness Fair last Saturday at Rowe School.

  • Shortage of fire, rescue volunteers prompts Harpswell to consider privatization

    Aging population means greater need for rescue services HARPSWELL — Joyce Thomas does not remember fondly a time last year when there were no emergency medical technicians available in Harpswell Neck for a 911 call.  It was during the day, and like many of Harpswell's v...