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  • Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't

    FALMOUTH — The proposal for a sports bar and restaurant near Tidewater Village just got a little smaller. But opponents of the plan for Rivalries at Farm Gate Road and Clearwater Drive aren't ready to jump on board, even though the restaurant as now proposed doesn't include a second ...

  • Election 2015: Chebeague selectmen seek guidance on wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A referendum question on construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf will be presented to voters June 9, along with uncontested elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The parking lot question is non-binding, and will be used to guide the ...

  • Safety concerns force Falmouth to close trail system gateway

    Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore, left, discusses the closing of the River Point Bridge near the West Falmouth Plaza with Town Council Chairman Tony Payne and Councilor Bonny Rodden on Monday. The bridge, which leads to a popular walking and birding trail, had to be closed due to safety concern...

  • Cumberland zoning change paves the way for Main Street businesses

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council narrowly approved zoning amendments that establish a Town Center District on part of Main Street. The new zone, recommended by the Town Center Advisory Committee, comprises Main Street between Tuttle Road and Moss Side Cemetery. Its permitted uses includ... 1

  • Applications available for school budget absentee ballots in Portland

    PORTLAND — Applications for absentee ballots for the May 10 referendum on the proposed school budget for fiscal 2012 are now available, the School Department announced in a press release. Applications may be obtained from the city clerk's office at City Hall, or may be downloaded und...

  • Freeport Sewer District plant going green

    FREEPORT — The general manager of the Freeport Sewer District said he has two major responsibilities — to keep the Harraseeket River clean and to reduce the carbon footprint of the sewer plant on South Freeport Road. Leland Arris said both goals can be accomplished with up...

  • City Council committee to vote on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The city Finance Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on an $89.6 million school budget proposed for next year. Finance Committee Chairman John Anton said this week he does not expect any major problems with the budget, although he questioned the School Board's request ...

  • Lawmakers table 'smart' meter opt-out, kill moratorium

    AUGUSTA — A bill that would require Central Maine Power Co. to allow customers to opt out of new "smart" electrical meters was derailed Monday by a legislative committee. The House Energy and Utilities Committee unanimously voted to table the bill, introduced by Rep. Heather Sirocki,... 1

  • Portland's Eastern Prom too crowded for boat ramp?

    PORTLAND — A community group is making finding a new place for the city's commercial boat ramp a priority for improving the Eastern Promenade park. As park use increases along the waterfront, the commercial boat ramp there is becoming a safety issue for the public, said Diane Davison...

  • UPDATE: Legislators reject Peaks Island secession bill

    AUGUSTA — The Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government on Wednesday unanimously killed a bill that would have restarted the secession of Peaks Island from Portland. Legislators said during a half-hour discussion that the secession process outlined by state...