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  • Filing deadline Friday for Yarmouth candidates

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are due back to Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. for the one Town Council seat on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two people have taken out and returned papers as of Tuesday: Joan Dollarhite and Robert Waeldner. Interested candidates must submit 25 signatures ...

  • Scarborough organizations to explore Civil War history

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library, the Scarborough Historical Society and Scarborough Middle School will collaborate for a year-long exploration of the town's Civil War history, with events to be announced in the coming weeks. According to a press release, the histori...

  • Brunswick base agency lures 'exciting new business,' eyes federal tax credits to attract others

    BATH — Just days before the scheduled announcement of a major tenant at Brunswick Naval Air Station, the agency redeveloping the base said it is considering entering a national tax credit program to lure tenants. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board of directors met in...

  • Harpswell Festival: Food, fireworks, music, boat races

    HARPSWELL — Organizers are gearing up for the seventh annual Harpswell Festival, which will be held July 24-25 at Mitchell Field. The festival will feature food, music and fireworks on July 24. On Sunday, July 25, the popular lobster boat races will be held, this time within full vie...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth closer to funding

    YARMOUTH — An effort to help fund dredging of the Royal River may be gaining momentum after a congressional committee approved an appropriations request from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, on Tuesday. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the last time the river was dredged – ...

  • Falmouth to remove Town Landing trash bin

    FALMOUTH — The large metal trash container at Town Landing will be removed this week, according to the town, after too many instances of illegal dumping of non-harbor trash. The town-owned property will now be a carry-in, carry-out facility. "We are sorry for any inconvenience...

  • Cumberland council OKs Doane property master plan development

    CUMBERLAND — A master plan is in the works for the Doane property, a 43-acre piece of town-owned land intended for mixed-use development. The Town Council voted unanimously after an executive session last week to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bateman Partners to give t...

  • Portland waterfront zoning decision delayed

    PORTLAND — A decision by the City Council on whether to relax zoning rules along the waterfront has been delayed to give councilors more time to review the proposal. The council was scheduled to vote on changes to the Waterfront Central Zone at its July 19 meeting, but will now wait ...

  • Portland police seek robbery suspect

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for a suspect they believe could be involved in a string of recent armed robberies. Robberies on July 13, 18 and 19, all on Forest Avenue, reportedly involved a younger, white man wielding a large butcher's knife. The July 13 robbery happened at S...

  • Freeport council chairman won't seek re-election

    FREEPORT — Town Council Chairman Bill Muldoon said he will not seek re-election this November. Nomination papers for candidates who hope to replace him on the council, or interested in other municipal offices, will be available next week. Muldoon, a councilor-at-large and resi...