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  • Freeport candidates can file starting next week

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers will be available Monday, July 28, at the town clerk's office for the municipal election on Nov. 4. Papers are due back by Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. There are three seats available on Town Council: councilor at-large, District 2 and District 3. Councilor-...

  • Defendant in Harpswell public access lawsuit completes purchase of Cedar Beach Road

    HARPSWELL — Cedar Beach Road, the object of a legal battle over public access, has been purchased by a nearby landowner who plans to keep it private. Betsy Atkins, through her Florida-based company Gables Real Estate LLC, completed the purchase of the 1,008-foot-long road from C...

  • Portland councilors mull school funding, Peaks Island police coverage

    PORTLAND — City Councilors lauded the schools Tuesday for the effort put in to a $90 million budget proposal, despite a 1.3 percent proposed increase in spending over this year. The police chief at Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting also presented the council with options to keep tw...

  • Call for help: Cumberland County sees itself as solution to dispatch dilemma facing towns

    FALMOUTH — When most people dial 911, their biggest concern is getting emergency service as quickly as possible. The location of the person who answers the call is probably far from the caller's mind. But as budget crises force more Maine communities to make drastic cuts, some towns ...

  • Portland Planning Board OKs Old Port hotel, North Deering bank

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a new hotel development for the former Jordan's Meat property in the Old Port. Developer Mark Woglom, president of New Hampshire-based Opechee Construction Corp, said interior demolition has already begun at the 207-209 bl...

  • Falmouth to issue 20 new moorings at Town Landing

    FALMOUTH — There's good news on the horizon for at least 20 of the 132 people on the  waiting list for a mooring at Town Landing. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve changes to the Coastal Waters Ordinance that will allow 20 new applications for moorings a...

  • Falmouth School Board to vote on new principal for high school

    FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools Barbara Powers announced Monday that she will recommend the appointment of Gregg Palmer to replace Allyn Hutton as high school principal. Hutton is leaving at the end of the school year to become superintendent of the Kittery school district. ...

  • Absentee ballots available for Portland school budget vote

    PORTLAND — Absentee ballots for the May 11 school budget referendum are available at City Hall, but they cannot be returned until at least May 4 because the City Council must first approve the school budget. The council vote is scheduled for May 3. The ballot will ask resident...

  • 11 Cumberland County libraries receive national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven libraries in Cumberland County are among 17 in the state to receive national recognition. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced on April 9 that the libraries – including those at Portland's Reiche, Lyseth and Clifford elementary schools; Cumber...

  • Portland's Congress Square: Upgrade or unload?

    PORTLAND — The city is exploring options for the Congress Square park at Congress and High streets, including redesign or sale of the property. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group, made up of local business and neighborhood representatives and city officials, is planning a publi...