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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., is in no way connected to their previous ...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Maine proposes restrictions on New Meadows Lake quahog harvesting

    BRUNSWICK — More than a dozen crews raked for quahog clams Wednesday morning from flat-bottom boats on New Meadows Lake – a noticeable decline from the spring, when the number of boats at times seemed to eclipse the water surface. Although the quahog rush on the New Meadow...

  • Topsham seeks members for Town Meeting improvement committee

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 1 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe form a committee to improve Town Meeting. The ad-hoc committee will consist of between five to seven members and implement suggestions made by the Topsham Government Improvement Committee to ...

  • Public response grows as Harpswell beach owner blocks access

    HARPSWELL — The dispute over an easement at Cedar Beach has prompted a property owner to block access to an area that some residents claim they've been using since the 1950s.  Charles Abrahamson, who this spring approached the town with an offer to sell an easement to the Bailey...

  • Proposed Freeport movie theater moves to public arena

    FREEPORT — After about a year's hiatus, the likelihood of a movie theater downtown is back on the table.  Berenson Associates, developers of Freeport Village Station, will hold a public informational meeting on development of the multi-plex theater and the financing needed to co...

  • Revisions considered for Yarmouth H.S. student honor code

    YARMOUTH — Three months after a federal lawsuit unsuccessfully challenged the high school's Extra Curricular Honor Code, a group of students, parents and teachers are revising the code. The April lawsuit accused Yarmouth High School administrators of violating a student's constitutio...

  • Council chairman's poll shows little support for Falmouth town center proposal

    FALMOUTH — Town Council Chairman Tony Payne does not believe a proposal to create a town center by moving the library and Town Hall to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools is a good idea – and apparently he's not alone. This spring the town surveyed 95 people during a public ...

  • 'More than a day-care provider': Falmouth's 'Auntie' retires after 34 years

    FALMOUTH — After 34 years and four months, the swing set is coming down, the pool will be emptied and the last carrot sticks will be eaten. Charlotte Tukey, who has cared for between 800 and 900 children, is retiring and closing Auntie's Daycare. What will she miss the most? T...

  • Ice cream sundaes, valve-cover racers at Falmouth Memorial Library

    FALMOUTH — Memorial Library is hosting a "Library Sundae" on July 11 from 1-4 p.m. One of the main events will be valve-cover racing, a sport gaining popularity throughout the U.S. and Canada; this is the only race in the greater Portland area. Essentially, the racetrack will ...