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  • Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

    TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joint effort between School Administrative District 75 and the Topsham Public Library,...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • Dining scene undergoes changes in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The local restaurant landscape is changing at Falmouth Sea Grille and the former Johnny's Bistro & Bar. On the Foreside, the Sea Grille has been demolished to make way for a new building. "The old building was very tired," said Handy Boat owner Jay Hallett. ...

  • Schools weigh sports, co-curricular changes

    PORTLAND — The School Department will hold a public hearing on Nov. 18 to discuss potential changes to middle and high school athletics and co-curricular activities. Potential changes include establishing a nonprofit foundation to solicit grants and corporate sponsorships, hiring a c...

  • BYO lox and cheese: South Portland's Bagel Guy makes deliveries his business

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a society that values service and convenience, Dennis Yesse can't believe someone didn't think of it sooner. Restaurants deliver lunch and dinner. Why not breakfast? That's exactly what Yesse, better known to his customers as the

  • Police seek man after car chase in New Gloucester, North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking for a New Gloucester man who led police on a nearly 11-mile chase Nov. 5. At about 6:50 p.m. that night Deputy Brad Rogers reported a white 1997 Kia traveling east on Bald Hill Road in New Gloucester near Route 100. P...

  • Portland still in search of Christmas Tree

    PORTLAND — The city is still searching for the perfect Christmas Tree to display in Monument Square this holiday season. What's wanted is a 40- to 60-foot, well-rounded tree within 10 miles of Portland that the owner would like removed. If selected, the city will cut down and haul th...

  • Portland students build affordable homes in Westbrook, Freeport

    WESTBROOK — On a rainy Friday afternoon, more than a dozen builders scattered throughout three unfinished houses, painting boards and hanging sheet rock. The three single-family homes with covered porches are being built along Breman Street, a small gravel road off Lincoln Street. 1

  • More than $20M authorized for regional transportation projects

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has announced more than $20 million in funding for road, path and bus projects in greater Portland. The funding is made up of local, state and federal contributions and was decided after PACTS undertook a regional analy...

  • Portland council to take up gun prohibition

    PORTLAND — The City Council will be asked Monday to support expanding state law to prohibit guns in places where mass gatherings take place. Councilors will also take up a recommendation from the Transportation Committee to reduce developer fees in lieu of parking that were approved ...