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  • Water district budget assumes 2% rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees unanimously approved a $37.4 million operating budget for 2011, a 0.6 percent increase over the current spending level. The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 2 percent, or roughly 50 cents on a residential water bill, PWD Pub...

  • Harpswell plans to again pursue restoration of historic boundary with Brunswick

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen will meet with representatives of The Carrying Place Assembly to discuss pursuit of legislative action to change the boundary between Harpswell and Brunswick. Residents earlier this year at Town Meeting approved spending $2,500 toward legal costs and further res...

  • Brunswick pedestrian struck, killed by car

    BRUNSWICK — A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Monday night as he crossed Gurnet Road after retrieving his mail, according to police.  Ronald A. Pottle, 66, of Gurnet Road, was struck by a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Douglas Self, 55, of Brunswick, about 6:15...

  • Integrated bus, train project favored for Portland-North corridor

    BRUNSWICK — Department of Transportation officials and their consultant recommended an almost $9 million integrated bus and passenger rail service Monday night for the Portland-North Transit Project. The transportation study has been going on for more than three years and involved se...

  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School to reopen Wednesday after small fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Classes at Cape Elizabeth Middle School are expected to resume Wednesday after the school was closed Tuesday morning because of a small fire in a dryer and lingering smoke. According to a notice on the school website, the situation was handled smoothly, with teachers...

  • Police offerings: Falmouth department gets into the giving season

    FALMOUTH — Two police officers, an office administrator and a newspaper reporter walk into a supermarket. No, it isn't a joke, but the contents of the shopping carts are certainly funny: 33 cans of tuna, 30 bottles of shampoo, an entire cart of toilet paper, more soap than you can sh...

  • Hero's heartbreak: Donors now recipients at Cumberland Food Pantry

    CUMBERLAND — Call it a sign of the times: people who donated food to the local food pantry in the past are now in need of the food it provides. But despite the increased demand, the Cumberland Food Pantry remains stocked for anyone to come and get a helping hand, thanks to a wide var...

  • Maine musicians, credit unions raise money for meals with new album

    FALMOUTH — While some people want to earn a million dollars when they sell a CD, Con Fullam wants to raise a million meals. The Windham producer recently released "The Amazing Music of Mainers, Volume One," which features songs by 26 Maine musicians, including Noel Paul Stookey of Pe...