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  • RSU 5 withdrawal talks find areas of agreement, disagreement for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Opponents and supporters of Freeport's proposed withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5 agreed to agree and disagree last week. In an April 16 meeting, members of the Freeport Withdrawal Committee and the RSU 5 Working Group hammered out common points of a possible divorce ...

  • Route 1 overhaul to begin next month in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A long-planned, $12.3 million construction project that will change the face of the U.S. Route 1 business district will begin the week of May 5. The Route One Infrastructure Plan was the subject of a short presentation to the Town Council on Wednesday, April 16. The counci...

  • SAD 75 looks to trim budget by about 5%

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is hoping to build a budget for next year that is almost 5 percent smaller than the current spending plan. The district budgeted $36.25 million for fiscal 2010. But Superintendent of Schools Mike Wilhelm said a $1.5 million decline in ...

  • Sullivan travels to Freeport

    Composer and pianist Paul Sullivan performs March 20 for the Freeport Historical Society's "Spring Serenade" fundraiser at the Freeport Community Center. Nearly 100 people enjoyed a silent auction and the performance by Sullivan, a Maine resident who is known for his work as a soloist, as part of a ...

  • Falmouth Fire Dept. presents annual awards

    FALMOUTH — The Fire Department had record attendance at its annual awards dinner at Keeley's in Portland on March 20, when more than 140 members and their guests came out to recognize members for their service. Certificates were presented to the 32 members of the department who compl...

  • Popular Brunswick eatery expanding, but not everyone is happy

    BRUNSWICK — Owners Becky and Dave Shepherd were thrilled when they were offered a lease that would allow them to expand Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe at the Tontine Mall. The Shepherds had been eyeing expansion of the 19-year-old eatery for years. They even considered moving to the old...

  • Topsham doctor faces child porn charges

    TOPSHAM — A doctor faces child pornography charges after being arrested at his Congress Circle home Tuesday. Dr. David A. York, 59, a physician with Concentra Medical Centers in Augusta and Lewiston, is charged with five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of chi...

  • Proposed Freeport budget holds the line on taxes; dispatch consolidation still an option

    FREEPORT — About 50 town employees filled Town Council Chambers Tuesday night to hear councilors discuss the 2011 budget. Previously faced with a $366,000 budget gap, Town Manager Dale Olmstead suggested personnel reductions, service cuts and dispatch consolidation as a way to fill ...

  • Proposed Falmouth budget calls for cuts in staff, teachers; Flyer gets 1 more year

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. to hear comments from the public on the proposed school and municipal budgets. Despite decreases in state subsidies and revenue sources, neither the municipal nor school budgets call for an increas...

  • Falmouth 2nd in state drama finals; Yarmouth 4th

    ROCKPORT — Falmouth High School finished second in the Class A state One-Act Festival last weekend with a performance of "The Thirteen Clocks," by James Thurber. Skowhegan was the winner at Camden Hills Regional High School and will represent Maine in the Class A division at the New Engl...