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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 44 employees by Sept. 23

    BATH — Bath Iron Works plans to lay off 44 salaried employees in its engineering department as of Sept. 23. "The decision to reduce our technical workforce is necessary to meet our Navy customer's changing requirements within their available funding," BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini sai...

  • Yarmouth council split on Condon pathway plans

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Department of Transportation official has told the Town Council that building a state-funded pathway over the East Main Street bridge is unlikely to be approved because of safety and process issues. Councilors, meanwhile, are divided over whether to accept the stat...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on the issues

    The first in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on the issues examines the role of the elected mayor. PORTLAND — The November mayoral election is going to be historic. It will be the first time in 88 years voters will elect a mayor, who will ...

  • Culvert failure closes Flying Point Road in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A portion of Flying Point Road is closed until further notice. Officials said the section of the road over Kelsey Brook, between John's Road and Lupin Lane, will be closed so construction crews can stabilize the road over a culvert. Town Engineer Albert Presgraves s...

  • Falmouth council considers fireworks ban, delays dog leash law

    FALMOUTH — Fireworks may be banned if an ordinance being drafted by town staff is approved by the Town Council. Four councilors – a voting majority – indicated during a workshop Monday evening that they would support the ban. The council also heard from ...

  • Drowne Road School back in Cumberland's hands

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously accepted the Drowne Road School from School Administrative District 51, and discussed adding the school to the town's Village Mixed Use Zone. The council also approved an amended lease with Bateman Partners, the Portland development...

  • Freeport project to add affordable senior, workforce housing

    FREEPORT — After a year-long approval process that included a contract zone agreement, tax increment financing negotiations, tax-acquired property and several public meetings, construction of the Oak Leaf Two senior housing complex is underway. The affordable housing complex at 24 So...

  • Congress Street memorial will honor Portland's fallen firefighters

    PORTLAND — Tom O'Connor Jr. knows all too well the risks of being a firefighter. In 1960, at the age of 16, he was told his father, Tom Sr., had died when two fire trucks collided responding to a false alarm. Twenty years later, O'Connor, who was a city firefighter from 1969-1...