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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 ...

  • 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...

  • Pumpkin festival scheduled for Oct. 30 at L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival will take place at L.L. Bean on Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be live music, pumpkin carving, a whoopie pie eating contest, costumes, prizes and other activities. Children can explore a Pumpkin House and see thousands of jac...

  • Falmouth councilors delay vote on library; residents criticize process

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council delayed a vote Monday on the library space needs resolution after a consultant's final report came in late on Oct. 22, after the council agenda was published. The report by consultant Nolan Lushington presented a recommended range of net usable space to ad...

  • 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 & ...