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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Old Port Festival returns this weekend

    PORTLAND — The 37th annual Old Port Festival takes place Sunday, June 13, bringing music, food and art to the streets of the city's entertainment district. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a parade down Exchange Street. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., various musical acts will perform ...

  • Falmouth 6th-graders present composting effort at N.H. summit

    Marie Baker, left, and Haley Reed peer into a compost bin while Keenan Kent moves a wheelbarrow in the greenhouse at Falmouth Middle School. The three students are part of the Team Green and recently returned from a Green Summit at the University of New Hampshire where they gave a presentation to...

  • Developer gets green light to convert Portland waterfront warehouse into law firm headquarters

    PORTLAND — Owners of a 19th century warehouse along the city's waterfront received clearance from planners Tuesday night to turn the building into offices for a law firm. The decision by the Planning Board came a day after Waterfront Maine received a $2.8 million tax break from the C... 1

  • Gaza flotilla participant to speak in Portland Friday

    PORTLAND — The South Portland video producer who was caught up in the raid on a Gaza relief flotilla by Israeli troops May 31 will speak about his experience Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Scott Hamann was aboard one of six ships in the flotilla when the Israeli Navy boarded the ship...

  • Freeport's Morse Street School principal retires after 20 years

    FREEPORT — As she walks down the hallways of Morse Street School, Principal Cherie White talks to each child she sees and calls them by name. She has walked these corridors for 20 years, and knows all of the students, their siblings and their parents. She visits each classroom every day.

  • Portland art museum admission-free for military families

    PORTLAND — Now through Labor Day, members of the military and their families can visit the Portland Museum of Art for free as part of the national Blue Star Museums program. More than 750 museums across the nation are participating in the program, which is sponsored by Blue Star Fami...

  • Rodden, Payne re-elected to Falmouth council; Varney wins 3rd seat

    FALMOUTH — Nearly 4,000 voters turned out in Falmouth on Tuesday, more than double the last primary election. Incumbent Councilors Tony Payne and Bonny Rodden were re-elected to the Town Council, but Faith Varney received the most votes to take the third open position on the council....

  • Dwyer defeats Leggat to keep North Yarmouth seat on SAD 51 board

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Virginia Dwyer secured 556 votes on Tuesday to keep her seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors, defeating challenger Martha Leggat. Leggat received 516 votes, according to unofficial totals. “I’m very pleased,” ...