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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Falmouth dinner supports food pantry

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Food Pantry is hosting its annual community turkey dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. The dinner is free, although donations will be accepted. The Town Council approved a $5,000 donat...

  • Public invited to Downeaster discussion

    FREEPORT — The public is invited to a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m. about the launch of Amtrak Downeaster train service from Portland to Freeport and Brunswick. Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and representatives from the Maine Depart...

  • On the right path: Freeport business is Maine Merchant of the Year

    FREEPORT — Jan Parker and Heather DeSimone, mother-and-daughter co-owners of the Beadin' Path, have been named the 2010

  • Portland council approves $11M bond for energy upgrades

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city and school buildings will get energy efficiency upgrades as part of an $11 million energy bond the City Council approved Monday night. The spending measure includes upgrades ranging from roof replacement at schools to new hot water boilers at the Barron Cent...

  • Freeport Town Charter: Voters to consider 5 amendments

    FREEPORT — Residents will have an opportunity to vote on five amendments to the Town Charter on Nov. 2. The vote follows several council workshops, two failed citizen petitions to overturn a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick, and a Human Rights complain...

  • Senate District 9: Martin challenges long-time legislator Brannigan

    PORTLAND — Republican Jeffrey Martin is challenging incumbent state Sen. Joseph Brannigan, D-Portland, in Senate District 9. District 9 represents the Back Cove, Deering, North Deering and East Deering neighborhoods and part of the city of Westbrook. Sen. Joseph Branni...

  • Homeowners question safety, security of CMP smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of citizens is challenging Central Maine Power Co.'s installation of "smart" electric meters on homes. They claim there are too many privacy and health concerns about the wireless meters. The challenge comes after CMP received $96 million in federal stimu... 3

  • House District 116: 3-way race to replace Harlow in Portland

    PORTLAND — Three candidates are competing to fill the House District 116 seat being vacated by Rep. Charlie Harlow, D-Portland, including Harlow's daughter. Republican Kenneth Capron, independent Frederick Kilfoil and Democrat Denise Harlow are on the Nov. 2 ballot. District 1...