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  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Deputies make arrest in Harpswell home invasion case

    HARPSWELL — Deputies from the Cumberland County and Sagadahoc County sheriff's departments on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old Bowdoinham man in connection with a June 11 home invasion on Basin Point Road. Police say Michael A. Blasingame, of 137 Pratt Road, was arrested at his resid...

  • Falmouth Council sends town hall, library, community center plan to voters

    FALMOUTH — In addition to leadership, committee and liaison appointments, the Council discussed on Monday a proposal to move the town hall and library to the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. The meeting was the council's first since the June 8 election. In unanimous vot...

  • Waldo's burglary latest in string of local break-ins

    FALMOUTH — On June 20, police responded to report of a break-in at Waldo's General Store on Route 1. Police said the burglars stole cigarettes and cash from the registers at Waldo's and Super Scoops. The culprits also kicked in walls and doors. 

  • Street light reduction plan defeated, second public hearing set

    FALMOUTH — The 174 street lights proposed for removal will stay on, at least for now. On June 21, the Town Council voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to eliminate 74 of the lights and hold a public hearing on another 100 slated for elimination. The reduction would save the town approximate...

  • Tips lead to arrests in North Deering burglaries

    PORTLAND — Four people have been arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries in the North Deering neighborhood. Police Officer Andjelko Napijalo would not give details about the arrests because the investigation is still in progress. But Napijalo partially attributed the ...

  • Peaks Island affordable housing plan riles residents

    PORTLAND — A proposal to bring affordable housing to Luther Street is facing opposition from Peaks Island residents who say the plan helps a few but ignores many struggling to afford island life. Home Start, a non-profit development group based on the island, is looking to provide th...

  • Opposition stalls changes at Portland's Riverton Library

    PORTLAND — School and public library officials halted a plan to change the size and services at the Riverton Branch. The decision, announced during a Monday meeting at the Riverton Elementary School, comes amid swift and passionate opposition from parents and neighborhood residents.

  • Portland councilors reject temporary ban on pot dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The city will not delay the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary, should one apply to do business here. The City Council on Monday unanimously rejected a proposed moratorium on the facilities, which the city attorney drafted to give the city time to come up with zonin...