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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Planning Board hears preliminary plans for North Road subdivision

    YARMOUTH — A conceptual proposal to build a four-lot subdivision at 475 North Road was presented to the Planning Board at a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10. According to a letter sent to Vanessa Farr, Director of Planning and Development, from engineering firm BH2M of Gorham, the parc...

  • Falmouth receives police dog vest

    Falmouth Sgt. Kevin Conger adjusts a new bullet-proof vest on K9 Maxi as Wayne Robichaud, of Oxford, looks on. Robichaud and his family raise money to purchase police dog vests through collection tins at various businesses throughout Maine. Robichaud's daughter, Jennifer, began the program in Jan...

  • Citizens group criticizes Falmouth High School newspaper for student's opinion

    FALMOUTH — A column in the October issue of the Falmouth High School student newspaper has received more attention than the author may have intended. Lee Larson, a high school junior, wrote the opinion piece for the student publication, The Mast, in support of retaining town ownershi... 3

  • Freeport draft Comprehensive Plan goes green

    FREEPORT — The 2010 draft version of the Comprehensive Plan has been updated to include a new energy conservation section and to promote environmentally fri...

  • Isleford man to take on Chebeague Island administrator role

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Eric Dyer will move from one island to another to become Chebeague's new town administrator on Jan. 2. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Oct. 30 to hire Dyer, 31, who currently serves as facilities supervisor for the town of Cranberry Isles and lives on Isle...

  • Yarmouth Arts grant helps make Rowe School mural possible

    YARMOUTH — With the help of a grant from Yarmouth Arts, artists Mary Rehak and Page O'Rouke created a mural in the Rowe School depicting the school's core values using inspiration from student art. The mural covers the atrium's eight walls and depicts the core values of being kind, s...

  • Affordable spay and neuter services now available in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Residents now have an affordable clinic to bring their pets for spay and neuter services. What used to be a Subway Restaurant is now Community Spay-Neuter Clin...

  • Pownal boy dies after being pinned by tree

    POWNAL — A 5-year-old boy of Pownal died Sunday afternoon while playing in a hole created by an uprooted tree on Merrill Road. According to information released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the tree had blown over in last week's windstorm and created a hole. The bo...