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  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • Brunswick asks new bar to clarify ownership

    BRUNSWICK — The town has asked the proprietors of a new bar on Maine Street to clarify their management agreement, following discrepancies that have clouded an embattled Portland club owner's involvement.  Town Manager Gary Brown said last week that Joseph Cyr and Thomas Manning...

  • Topsham selectmen beef up public safety vehicle fleet

    TOPSHAM — Along with accepting bids for two new police cruisers, the Board of Selectmen voted June 17 to obtain an emergency response vehicle from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. The board voted unanimously to accept Quirk Ford of Augusta’s low bid of $23,221 ...

  • Falmouth boy runs for a cause

    FALMOUTH — Ten-year-old Parker Wyatt runs hard and he runs fast. He also runs for a cause. Parker has run more than 20 5K and 10K road races all over the United States to raise money for a variety of charities. This summer, he'll run the TD Bank Beach to Beacon Road Race in Cape Eliz...

  • Brunswick historic board questions Bowdoin house demo

    BRUNSWICK — The town's Village Review Board has delayed approval of Bowdoin College's plan to demolish a house on Cleaveland Street to make way for a parking lot. The proposal would create about 20 parking spaces at 4-6 Cleaveland St., a double lot purchased by Bowdoin in 2005. The v...

  • Honored scouts

    Four members of Cumberland/North Yarmouth Troop 58 were honored at their Eagle Scout ceremony June 6 at the Cumberland Congregational Church. They are, left to right, Logan Price, Patrick Bowden, Alex Cameron and Andrew Hunter. All four graduated from Greely High School this month.

  • Students create art for new school building

    FALMOUTH — The students at Lunt and Plummer Motz schools have been working diligently this year, not only on their math and reading skills, but also on their tiles. Art teachers Katie Hall and Bonnie Taylor, and Artist in Residence Nanci Kahn, helped each class choose a theme for the...

  • How sweet it is: Cumberland woman breathes freely with new pair of lungs

    CUMBERLAND — Last month Kristy Smith took the sweetest breath of air she’s ever enjoyed. The 33-year-old Cumberland woman had finally become fully conscious after spending a month and a half in a drug-induced coma, plus the weeks of heavy sedation that followed. Waking up ...

  • Yarmouth garden feeds students' appetite for learning

    YARMOUTH — What started as a way to provide students with a healthy, homegrown school lunch, has evolved into a learning device for the community and the Yarmouth School district. Now in its third year, the