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  • Senate rejects LePage’s nomination of Dench to UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench of Falmouth to the University of Maine System board of trustees. Senators unanimously supported 50 other nominations to a range of boards and committees. Tuesday’s 17-15 part...

  • North Yarmouth veterans park gets new leadership

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Veterans Memorial Park has a new board of directors, new officers, and a new set of bylaws. The five-acre park, which sits at the corner of Memorial Highway (Route 9) and Parsonage Road, was created in 1949, on land provided by Henry Sweetser. I...

  • Falmouth town center debate: Options, estimates and projections

    FALMOUTH — The debate over whether the Town Hall and Falmouth Memorial Library should be moved to the Plummer and Lunt school buildings, and a community center created in the Motz wing, may boil down to what is appropriate spending during a recession. Should the town send a bond to v...

  • Construction of Brunswick's new elementary school ahead of schedule

    BRUNSWICK — With the construction of a new elementary school well ahead of schedule, the School Department is facing a host of new changes. The Har...

  • North Yarmouth board OKs limited hunting in town park

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 on Tuesday to allow limiting hunting in Old Town House Park. The board’s approval, with Selectman Rob Wood abstaining, echoed a recommendation earlier this month from the Recreation Commission. It allows deer hunting in Nov...

  • United Way beats food collection goals

    PORTLAND — The United Way's Pantry Project more than doubled its food collection goals, the non-profit announced on Monday. The group collected 860 boxes of food since December, surpassing its goal of 400 boxes. The food was collected by placing specially branded boxes and shelves at...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Michele Bednarz of Portland crosses the finish line after the running portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cance...

  • Celebration to open Bayside Trail on Thursday

    PORTLAND — The city and trail advocates will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19, at the new Bayside Trail. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Elm Street Plaza off Marginal Way. The city, Portland Trails and the Trust for Public Land will officially open the 1.2-mil...

  • Freeport residents show interest in municipal, school boards

    FREEPORT — About a half a dozen residents have taken out nomination papers in the past two weeks for seats on the Town Council, Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors and Sewer District Board of Trustees. There are two seats available on the council: a three-year term in District ...

  • SAD 51 prepares for key staff changes

    CUMBERLAND — A new curriculum director and interim high school principal are among significant staff changes in School Administrative District 51 this coming school year. Sally Loughlin’s first day as director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional develop...