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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Portable classrooms planned for Small School in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In an effort to combat ballooning enrollment, the School Board on Monday gave the OK to solicit bids for two modular classrooms for Small Elementary School. Projections indicate Small will have about 60 incoming kindergarten students next year, pushing the school's c...

  • SAD 75 voters approve fiscal 2012 budget for Topsham, Harpswell, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved the School Administrative District 75 fiscal 2012 budget, 924-331, in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. All four towns backed the spending plan, according to preliminary results: Topsham, 112-71; Harpswell, 678-233; Bowdoin, 56-13 and Bowdoinham, 78-14...

  • Voters in Cumberland, North Yarmouth approve SAD 51 budget, closing of Drowne Road School

    CUMBERLAND — Voters approved a $28.9 million fiscal 2012 budget for School Administrative District 51 twice in the past week – at a Town Meeting-style vote June 9 and in Tuesday's budget validation referendum, 1,184 to 643. Cumberland voters passed the spending plan, 874-477, w...

  • Cumberland voters ban gravel pits, elect Gruber

    CUMBERLAND — Voters on Tuesday banned gravel pits in the town's two Rural Residential zones. They overwhelmingly supported a referendum on the ban, 862-507. Voters also elected Thomas Gruber to an at-large Town Council seat. He received 594 votes, defeating Michael Edes with 4...

  • Pierce, Orestis elected to Falmouth Town Council; Larson, Tucker, Andrews win School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — In an election that brought more than 42 percent of registered voters to the polls, residents elected an incumbent and a political newcomer to two Town Council seats Tuesday. Current council Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce was re-elected to the council for a second term, wit... 1

  • 'Town center' referendum fails in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — After an emotionally charged, divisive campaign, Question 1, the so-called "town center" referendum, was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 1,938 to 1,777. More than 42 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls. Question 2, the school budget, and Question 3, the wood...

  • Walsh, Hamlin win seats on North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Andrew Walsh and Darla Hamlin claimed two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Tuesday's election, narrowly edging Mark Girard. Walsh and Hamlin earned 265 and 259 votes, respectively, while Girard received 250 votes. Walsh and Hamlin will replace Selectmen Carol Burge...

  • Falmouth survey deadline extended

    FALMOUTH — The deadline for residents and business owners to respond to a Comprehensive Plan survey has been extended to June 30. Copies of the survey are available on the t...