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  • Falmouth council sends budget, tax hike to voters

    Question raised, answered about School Board candidate's ability to serve FALMOUTH — Voters will have the final say on a proposed tax increase to support education after the Town Council approved a $36.9 million school and municipal budget Monday evening. The $26.2 million s... 11

  • Heritage Trail to recount Freeport history

    FREEPORT — The unveiling of the Freeport Heritage Trail will take place at the Old First Parish Meetinghouse on Lower Main Street and Meetinghouse Road at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. Christina White, executive director of the

  • Board approves SAD 51 budget, closing Drowne Road School

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors on Monday approved a fiscal 2012 budget and the closing of Drowne Road School. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth district's $28.9 million spending plan was OK'd 7-1, with board member Bill Dunnett opposed. If ap...

  • Weekly curbside recycling, trash pickup to begin this summer in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Trash will be picked up weekly, with recycling available at the curb, beginning the week of July 6, thanks to a new contract with Pine Tree Waste. The town also plans to move the "silver bullet" recycling containers now at the fire station on Bucknam Road and behind the Ha...

  • Falmouth agrees to sell Pleasant Hill Fire Station

    FALMOUTH — The Pleasant Hill Fire Station at 44 Allen Ave. Extension may soon become a home or small business if the town and buyer sign on the dotted line. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to accept the proposal of David Hembre Architects to purchase the old fire stat...

  • Storm evacuation route markers coming to coastal Maine

    AUGUSTA — Maine's major roads are not conducive to avoiding hurricanes and tsunamis. The interstate highways and Route 1 were built to ferry people and goods along the coast instead of away from it. That's why motorists on those roads may not notice the culmination of a multi-year Ma...

  • Portland takes waterfront inventory after state OKs new rules

    PORTLAND — City officials are taking a waterfront inventory to help monitor anticipated changes now that the state has approved zoning amendments adopted last December by the City Council.  The Maine Department of Environment Protection last week signed off on changes to Po...

  • Greater Portland high schools see overall rise in graduation rates

    4 schools do not meet federal standards AUGUSTA — Public high school graduation rates remain high across southern and mid-coast Maine, although some schools are doing better than others, according to graduation data released last week by the state Department of Education. Ei...