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  • North Yarmouth further delays development decision

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A few weeks after it was postponed to possibly June, the town's vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus is now delayed until November. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four pu...

  • Falmouth adds EV, charging station

    FALMOUTH — The town is leasing a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for two years with an option to buy. According to a press release, leasing the car is expected to reduce the town's carbon footprint by nearly 5,400 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The town purchased two Toyota Pr...

  • Developers seek maximum extension of permits for proposed East End condo project in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Massachusetts development company is asking the city to extend its special zoning and site plan approvals for a mixed-used condominium complex on the former Village Cafe property. The company, Village at Oceangate, is seeking extensions that would allow it to build a fiv...

  • The miracle foodie: 'Unsung Hero' Sybil Riemensnider of South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fresh fruit first catches your eye: bananas, apples and oranges all displayed neatly on the long table. And across the room, on another table, baked goods beckon: pies, cakes, and doughnuts. In the next room two women sit at a desk, engaging in a friendly conversatio...

  • Lawmakers order formal, 'rapid' probe of Maine Green Energy Alliance

    AUGUSTA — The head of the state’s accountability agency promised on Friday to “follow the money” as she investigates a $1.1 million grant that went to a now-defunct energy group. The Legislature's bipartisan Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to not on...

  • Military tears, cheers

    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Sodergren of Waldoboro hugs his girlfriend, Amanda Sullivan of Durham, before heading getting on the bus May 5 when Marine reservists departed from Topsham for the start of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.They travel first to California for several months of trai...

  • Board approves 370-car parking lot at Scarborough Beach

    New home allowed next to historic Winslow Homer House SCARBOROUGH — Despite overwhelming public opposition to the project, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday to grant a special exception for a new, 370-space parking lot and recreation area on private land near ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs funding for Shore Road Pathway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After nearly six years of proposals, planning and discussion, the Town Council on Monday night voted 6-0 to fund construction of the Shore Road Pathway. Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta was not present at the meeting. The council accepted a $729,000 grant from the...

  • Brunswick school budget trends cause for concern?

    Many councilors ready to OK spending plan

  • Electronics graveyard

    Pau Carnero, an exchange student from Spain, stacks a computer that was brought to the Rotary Electronics Recycling Day at the Falmouth Shopping Center last Saturday. Within the first hour and a half, hundreds of obsolete electronic devices had been donated.