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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...

  • School Board considers teacher-led model for Reiche School

    PORTLAND — Reiche Elementary School is moving closer to becoming a teacher-led school. The School Board on Tuesday night was scheduled to discuss the proposal for a group of teachers to act in place of a traditional school principal. "I believe the Reiche staff has the maturit...

  • Honoring those who served

    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary carry the colors down Congress Street during Portland's annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Yarmouth Water District race attracts 4 candidates

    YARMOUTH — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees in the June 14 election. Incumbent Irving Felker Jr. will face challengers Andrew O'Brien, Bill Stees and Susan B. Krauss for the seats on the five-member board. Board member Charles Sawyer...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham residents weigh $2.9M bond for athletic facilities

    FREEPORT — A fundraising campaign is underway as voters prepare to decide whether to borrow $2.9 million for construction of an athletic complex at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted in March to put the bond in a June 14 referendum, and held a p...

  • June 4 walk in Portland to raise money for Haiti

    PORTLAND — A locally based relief organization will host a walk around the Back Cove Trail on Saturday, June 4, to raise money for Haiti. Registration for the 10 a.m. event will take place at 9 a.m. in Payson Park. The registration fee is $10, and the proceeds will benefit the...

  • Ceremony officially ends Brunswick Naval Air Station operations

    BRUNSWICK — In a ceremony attended by hundreds of people Tuesday, U.S. Navy and government officials closed Brunswick Naval Air Station. Speakers thanked surrounding towns, civilian staff and sailors, past and current, for their service, and emphasized the ongoing importance of the r...

  • Weekend ferry times tweaked for Cliff, Chebeague islands

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines directors last week voted unanimously to change the year-round, morning weekend departures from Cliff and Chebeague islands. Starting June 18, the Saturday morning departure time from Chebeague Island will be moved to 7:45 a.m., and the Sunday morning depar...

  • Portland firefighters mourn honorary 'king of the castle'

    PORTLAND — The Portland Fire Department last week said goodbye to its honorary deputy fire chief, who was known to many simply as "Foxy." James Fox, 59, died May 21 after a brief illness. Fox, a longtime West End resident before moving to South Portland, was a constant presenc...