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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Topsham selectmen award contract for Androscoggin Riverwalk design

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen awarded a $12,000 contract to the Wright-Pierce engineering firm for design work on the town's portion of the Androscoggin Riverwalk. The board on Oct. 21 also authorized Town Manager Jim Ashe to sign an agreement with the Maine Department of Transpor...

  • Survey of historic architecture triggers Topsham zoning review

    TOPSHAM — The town has completed a survey of its historic architecture and is using the findings to amend some zoning language. The year-long survey, which was finished in August, examined buildings in and adjacent to Topsham's Historic District Overlay Zone. The Topsham Historic Dis...

  • Freeport ready to sell 17 acres for athletic facility

    FREEPORT — After 18 months of negotiations, council meetings and public hearings, the Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to negotiate a final agreement to sell 17 acres of land on Pownal Road to Seacoast United Maine soccer club. Up to the final minutes of discussion councilors h...

  • Cumberland deputy chief completes fire officer program

    CUMBERLAND — Deputy Fire Chief Nathan Schools was honored at Monday's Town Council meeting for completing the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. Along with receiving a Maine flag that flew at the state Capitol from state Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, ...

  • A Fuerst in Yarmouth: Contemporary music festival

    YARMOUTH — A website run by resident Vinny Fuerst has made its first foray into the physical world. The first of what Fuerst hopes will be the semi-annual Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days will begin Thursday, Oct. 28, and run through the weekend. The festival, made possible by...

  • Freeport teachers displeased with new leadership structure

    FREEPORT — Some high school teachers are objecting to a shift to a district-wide leadership team that they say is failing. They claim the process was flawed and the change will have a negative impact on students. The teachers outlined their concerns in an unsigned letter addre...

  • Ben & Jerry's gets the boot in latest L.L. Bean plan for downtown Freeport

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean has submitted a plan to the Project Review Board to demolish the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shop on Main Street and creating a pedestrian plaza with brick walkways, landscaping and seating.  The proposal includes building a new, 1,300-square-foot Ben & ...

  • Cumberland council sets hearing for moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing Nov. 8 on a proposed 180-day moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The discussion was scheduled after Elvin Copp and his son, Randy Copp, said they intended to seek a permit for a pit on land Elvin ow...