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  • Proposals due for neglected fire station on Yarmouth's Cousins Island

    YARMOUTH — The town, which hopes to sell the aging Cousins Island Fire Station, is accepting proposals for its redevelopment next week. Proposals for the fire station at 373 Cousins St. must be submitted to Town Hall by 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. The Town Council decide...

  • Tennis event benefits Falmouth cancer patient

    FALMOUTH — The local tennis community will hold a mixed doubles round robin competition this weekend to raise money for Biggi Brookes, a dedicated tennis player who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. The event on Sunday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Foreside Fitness & Ten...

  • Falmouth council OKs $34.9M budget, no tax increase

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved a $34.9 million municipal and school budget after a public hearing Monday evening. The budget, which avoids a property tax rate increase, includes $24.5 million for the school system, 1.63 percent less than last year. That is st...

  • Yarmouth council election will depend on write-in candidates

    YARMOUTH — The only contested town election will be for a seat on the Water District Board of Trustees after the deadline for submitting nomination papers expired on April 26. There are two, three-year seats available on both the Town Council and School Committee, but only three...

  • Portland's Ocean Gateway attracts events, but can it pay for itself?

    PORTLAND — Despite losing its main tenant this year, events scheduled for the Ocean Gateway cruise ship terminal and revenue from berthing is expected to cover operating costs for the city's 2-year-old facility. Still, the city is counting on construction of a long-awaited megaberth ...

  • 5 candidates for 3 seats on Falmouth Town Council; 4 seek 2 School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — The April 26 deadline to turn in nomination papers for local elections revealed a few surprises and some expected candidates tossing their hats into the ring. There are three seats up for grabs on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, all with three...

  • Improvements to northbound I-295 to begin in May between Portland and Freeport

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that improvements to a nearly 10-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 295 will begin in mid-May. Bradford Foley, DOT highway program manager, said the $8.4 million project will begin near the Portland-Falmouth l...

  • Deering High School students present solar panel initiative

    FALMOUTH — Students from Deering High School in Portland are working to save their school money and do their part to reduce global warming and the country's dependence on foreign energy. At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Ce...

  • CEEF seeks award nominees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Thompson Award through May 15. The award goes to a school faculty or staff member who goes beyond their requirements to mentor and guide students. The community is invited to partici...

  • South Portland teenager arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Ferry Village. As a result, the 18-year-old driver, Zachary Burns, was arrested on multiple charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and traffic...