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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...

  • Freeport panel endorses School Street extension project

    FREEPORT — The Traffic and Parking Committee on Tuesday endorsed a proposed School Street extension site plan. The extension to Bow Street was proposed by Adam and Sheila Nappi, owners of Bow Street Market. They plan to expand and develop their store and create a new market with four, tw...

  • Yarmouth ready to pull the plug on 110 street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Energy Savers Committee is nearing the end of a two-year project to reduce street lights as a way to save money, energy and reduce light pollution. Marge Titcomb, YES chairwoman, said the town's nearly 650 streetlights have been mapped and reviewed, and the committee r...

  • Maine secretary of state walks thin line between public, private interests

    Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s job is to run elections, oversee the state archives, ensure compliance with corporate incorporation filings and administer the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. But Dunlap, who is paid more than $83,800 by taxpayers to represent their interests, also...

  • Riverton renovation

    A joint project between the NAACP Youth Council and the Maine Red Claws basketball team to renovate the Portland Housing Authority study centers at Riverton Drive and Kennedy Park was introduced March 13 at Riverton with Red Claws players on hand to greet the kids. Darnell Lazare, left, and Marcus L...

  • Portland panel privately revises social service allocations

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of recommending federal funding for social service agencies will offer the City Council three options on March 22 – two weeks after the council criticized the original recommendations and the method by which they were reached. Exactly how the ...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget could cost up to 30 jobs

    CUMBERLAND — The superintendent's draft fiscal 2011 budget would eliminate the jobs of up to 30 employees in School Administrative District 51. Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth stood wall to wall and sat on the floor in a packed Town Hall Council Chambers on Monday nig... 3

  • Trail of the Irish expands from Portland to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — A project that began a couple of years ago with the goal of mapping out sites of significant Irish history in the city is expanding to the suburbs. The Maine Irish Heritage Trail includes 58 Portland sites – ranging from cemeteries to the boyhood homes of some of the...

  • Maine DOT adds trail link to Interstate 295 project in Portland

    PORTLAND — Persistence may have paid off for activists who have been lobbying for more than a year for a connection between Marginal Way and the Back Cove trail. The state Department of Transportation has now agreed that when it begins improvements at Interstate 295 Exit 7 this sprin...