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  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • Topsham selectmen send $8.5M budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — A proposed $8.54 million budget, a decrease of nearly $32,000 from the current fiscal year, goes to a Town Meeting vote May 14. The Board of Selectmen on April 10 unanimously approved the proposal and several warrant articles, which voters will consider by line item next mo...

  • Farmers market moves to Bean campus as Freeport Community Market

    FREEPORT — There will be a new farmers market in Freeport this summer hosted by L.L. Bean off Main Street. The Freeport Community Market will open on May 28 at 3 p.m. at two locations – one at Discovery Park, and the other in the area between the handicapped parking lot a...

  • Yarmouth rep's waste disposal bill signed into law

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, worked for months to create a bill that would hold manufacturers – not municipalities or taxpayers – financially responsible for their product's waste collection and disposal. The bill, “An Act to Provi...

  • Final vote slated on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on March 31 is scheduled to take a final vote on an $89.8 million budget that eliminates 53 jobs. The committee will take its vote amid pressure from parents and teachers to reinstate teachers and from the City Council, which sets the bottom line for s...

  • 'No loss of learning about love': Street ministry serves spiritual needs of Portland's homeless

    PORTLAND — As the sun began to top the urban horizon last Thursday morning, splashing warmth on the cold bricks of Monument Square, Mair Honan, a small, unassuming 62-year-old woman, was roaming the streets. Honan, dressed in a purple wool overcoat and wearing a large cross around he... 1

  • Lane closure planned on Route 26/100 bridge in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Motorists who use Route 26/100 in Falmouth should expect delays on Thursday, April 1, as Maine Department of Transportation crews will close one lane of traffic on the 834-foot bridge that spans the ...

  • Obama to speak Thursday at Portland Expo; tickets available Wednesday

    PORTLAND — President Obama will visit the city Thursday to speak about the new health-care reform law, the White House announced this week. The White House Office of Media Affairs said the president will "speak directly to Mainers about how the historic health insurance reform bill h...

  • Falmouth 4th-graders going for green, need your votes

    FALMOUTH — Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade class at Plummer-Motz School is in the home stretch, heading for the finish line. At stake: a $150,000 hybrid school bus and the title of "America's Greenest School." The class, which is trying to show how easy it is to go green, e...

  • Redevelopment plan scaled back for Portland's Adams School

    PORTLAND — Reacting to changing housing needs in the city and limited funding options, an affordable housing developer has scaled back plans for redevelopment of the Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. Avesta Housing in July 2008 proposed building 40 condominium units consisting of a...