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  • Condon garden to be rededicated in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden will be rededicated on Saturday with a butterfly release. The garden behind Town Hall is in memory of Elizabeth "Beth" Condon, a 15-year-old girl who was killed on Aug. 28, 1993, by a drunk driver while walking on U.S. Ro...

  • Cumberland voters to decide $3M public beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — After lengthy and sometimes heated discussion Monday, the Town Council voted unanimously to send a proposed $3 million purchase of beach property to voters in November. But public opinion was much more divided, and often critical. Some residents criticized the spe...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cumberland council narrowly rejects deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — A divided Town Council on Monday rejected a zoning ordinance change that would have banned deer feeding and baiting. The matter was tabled last month until all seven councilors could be in attendance. They voted 4-3 against the proposal Monday, with Councilors Mike ...

  • Portland panel: Congress Square should remain a park

    PORTLAND — A city panel reached consensus Monday evening on keeping Congress Square as open space, but changing its recessed plaza design. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group met at City Hall for the first time since a public forum on May 12 to discuss results of the forum and c...

  • Technicality keeps Cactus Club in business in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than a year in the courts, an Old Port nightclub owner successfully overturned the City Council's 2009 denial of his liquor license. But the ruling only applies to the Cactus Club's license for 2008-2009, so the bar owner could find himself before the council tw...

  • Portland seeks designs for MLK Jr. memorial on Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — The deadline is approaching for submissions to design the city's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial along the new Bayside Trail. An oversight committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is expected to review preliminary concepts for the design after the Aug. 12 deadlin...