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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...

  • Improvements incremental for Maine bail system

    Last in a series, "Maine’s bail system: a 19th century holdover," by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget restores to the state judicial system a position that in the past has helped to improve the hiring and training of th...

  • Correction

    Last week's sidebar story with Part 3 of the Maine Center for Public Interest series on bail commissioners should have said commissioners can charge up to $60 in cases where a defendant is released on personal recognizance. Also, in Part 2 of the series, the name of Cumberland County bail commiss...

  • Yarmouth initiative hopes to inspire green design

    YARMOUTH — Residents interested in green infrastructure planning, permaculture and open space protection will have an opportunity to attend two more workshops hosted by Greenprint Yarmouth. Vanessa Farr, the town's director of planning and development, said the Greenprint Town Hall S...

  • Doane property contract zone gets nod from Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — A contract zone agreement for the first phase of the Village Green Revitalization Master Plan received unanimous Town Council approval Monday. The agreement is between the town and Village Green Cumberland, a corporation created by project developer Bateman Partners....

  • Falmouth school officials take stand for all-day kindergarten

    FALMOUTH — A proposal to add an all-day kindergarten program to the School Department's offerings has come under fire from town councilors, who have said they do not want to spend the more than $200,000 it would take to start the program. But school officials are suggesting that rega...

  • Coastal Studies students in Freeport practice service, gratitude

    FREEPORT — The third class of sophomores at Coastal Studies for Girls spent a week giving back to the community as a way to promote the cornerstones of the program. The 15 ...

  • Safety concerns force Falmouth to close trail system gateway

    Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore, left, discusses the closing of the River Point Bridge near the West Falmouth Plaza with Town Council Chairman Tony Payne and Councilor Bonny Rodden on Monday. The bridge, which leads to a popular walking and birding trail, had to be closed due to safety concern...

  • Applications available for school budget absentee ballots in Portland

    PORTLAND — Applications for absentee ballots for the May 10 referendum on the proposed school budget for fiscal 2012 are now available, the School Department announced in a press release. Applications may be obtained from the city clerk's office at City Hall, or may be downloaded und...