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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Freeport vote carries $23.6M budget in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The $23.6 million Regional School Unit 5 budget was approved by voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on Tuesday, 2,345 to 1,607. Voters in Pownal and Durham rejected the $23.6 million budget by 949 votes, but Freeport's 1,674 yes votes pushed the budget's approval. Resid...

  • Bond vote secures funding for Portland megaberth

    PORTLAND — Maine voters approved at least three of the four statewide bond questions Tuesday, including one that would provide funding for a a deep-water cruise ship berth on the city's waterfront. The fourth question, which includes funding for economic development projects, was too...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters approve SAD 51 budget

    CUMBERLAND — Voters in School Administrative District 51 approved a $28 million spending plan for fiscal 2011 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The vote followed initial approval of the budget by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters at a district budget meeting June 3.

  • Moriarty, Perfetti re-elected to Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Steve Moriarty and Mike Perfetti will keep their seats on the Town Council for another three years. Moriarty and Perfetti received 1,998 and 1,378 votes respectively in their runs for re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Sally Leavitt, who received 1,316 votes....

  • Coastal Studies for Girls graduates pioneer class in Freeport

    FREEPORT — On a beautiful spring afternoon, 13 sophomore girls became the first class to graduate from the Coastal Studies for Girls Science and Leadership School. Graduation acti... 1

  • Falmouth looks good to marketing firm, banks

    FALMOUTH — Several businesses are breaking ground, opening and moving in Falmouth. TideSmart, which includes emg3, is owned by Yarmouth resident Steve Woods, who hopes a new eight-acre corporate headquarters will employ 400 people in the next two to three years. "To have an ec...

  • Expect delays at Franklin-Fore intersection in Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes next week near the former Jordan's Meats factory downtown. Starting Monday, June 14, and continuing through Friday, June 18, redevelopment of the property will be under way along Fore Street between India Street and Frankl...

  • Worst-case scenario for Portland Jetport

    Portland and South Portland police and fire departments, county and state emergency agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and private entities carried out mock search-and-rescue operations throughout the day June 5 in the Fore River during the Portland International Jetport's tri-annual full-scale emergenc...