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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Yarmouth initiative hopes to inspire green design

    YARMOUTH — Residents interested in green infrastructure planning, permaculture and open space protection will have an opportunity to attend two more workshops hosted by Greenprint Yarmouth. Vanessa Farr, the town's director of planning and development, said the Greenprint Town Hall S...

  • Doane property contract zone gets nod from Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — A contract zone agreement for the first phase of the Village Green Revitalization Master Plan received unanimous Town Council approval Monday. The agreement is between the town and Village Green Cumberland, a corporation created by project developer Bateman Partners....

  • Falmouth school officials take stand for all-day kindergarten

    FALMOUTH — A proposal to add an all-day kindergarten program to the School Department's offerings has come under fire from town councilors, who have said they do not want to spend the more than $200,000 it would take to start the program. But school officials are suggesting that rega...

  • Coastal Studies students in Freeport practice service, gratitude

    FREEPORT — The third class of sophomores at Coastal Studies for Girls spent a week giving back to the community as a way to promote the cornerstones of the program. The 15 ...

  • Safety concerns force Falmouth to close trail system gateway

    Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore, left, discusses the closing of the River Point Bridge near the West Falmouth Plaza with Town Council Chairman Tony Payne and Councilor Bonny Rodden on Monday. The bridge, which leads to a popular walking and birding trail, had to be closed due to safety concern...

  • Applications available for school budget absentee ballots in Portland

    PORTLAND — Applications for absentee ballots for the May 10 referendum on the proposed school budget for fiscal 2012 are now available, the School Department announced in a press release. Applications may be obtained from the city clerk's office at City Hall, or may be downloaded und...

  • Cumberland zoning change paves the way for Main Street businesses

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council narrowly approved zoning amendments that establish a Town Center District on part of Main Street. The new zone, recommended by the Town Center Advisory Committee, comprises Main Street between Tuttle Road and Moss Side Cemetery. Its permitted uses includ... 1

  • Freeport Sewer District plant going green

    FREEPORT — The general manager of the Freeport Sewer District said he has two major responsibilities — to keep the Harraseeket River clean and to reduce the carbon footprint of the sewer plant on South Freeport Road. Leland Arris said both goals can be accomplished with up...