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  • Fire damages secluded home in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A July 25 electrical fire on Balsam Lane was put out in time to save the home, but sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. Despite previously published reports of two injured firefighters, Deputy Chief Paul Conley on Monday said only one firefighter was i...

  • Portland Housing Authority project hinges on investor tax credits

    PORTLAND — The Portland Housing Authority's latest venture could be under construction by next spring, if it receives tax credits attractive to investors. Bayside Anchor, a four-story apartment building planned for 49 Boyd St. in East Bayside, will have 45 apartments, with 36 designa...

  • Brunswick council initiates grant for Kestrel; councilor questions drone connection

    BRUNSWICK — The town is being asked to help seal a deal to bring a major anchor tenant to Brunswick Naval Air Station. On Monday, the Town Council initiated a $400,000 grant application on behalf of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help fund facility improvements for ... 5

  • North Yarmouth selectmen mull amending hunting ban

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday to seek the Recreation Commission’s opinion about allowing some degree of hunting at Old Town House Park. The commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 2. Ideas suggested at the workshop, attended by sele...

  • Say ahhhhh ...

    Dr. Lionel Vachon of Sanford guides Taneale Vicnaire, left, a student at Bonny Eagle High School, and Haley Brooks, who attends Noble High School, while they get some hands-on experience using a dental simulator during the University of New England's Dental Camp Sunday at the school's Portland camp...

  • Falmouth council considers referendum on buildings, petition seeks more time

    FALMOUTH — Despite a citizen petition requesting more time to explore other options, a referendum question asking voters if they want to spend $9.5 million, including a $4.5 million bond, to move the Town Hall and library to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings may be headed for the N...

  • Falmouth gets Nostalgia-ic for lighting

    FALMOUTH — A fixture of Portland's Old Port for more than 30 years recently closed and moved into the old fire barn at the corner of Middle and Bucknam roads in Falmouth. Nostalgia Lighting, a shop specializing in custom lighting design and known for its authentic colonial-style fixt...

  • Yarmouth hires new finance director; aims to consolidate town, school duties

    YARMOUTH — Dawn Madden of Gorham will become the town's finance director in August. She will replace Maura Halkiotis, who has held the job for nine years. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, Halkiotis said she is ready to do something different with her life. Madden, 41, sai...

  • Kotzschmar Organ tours slated for Aug. 4, Sept. 1

    PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are opening up the instrument for public viewings at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. The public will be able to walk inside the windchest to see the inner workings of the organ, one of only two municipal organs in the U.S. There...

  • The next budget crisis: Looming pension payout will command larger share of Maine taxes

    First in a series about Maine’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Subsequent stories will examine how the state got into this hole, possible ways out, retirees' points of view and other aspects of the problem. Within ... 1