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  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • NYA to offer Chinese course during expanded summer program

    YARMOUTH — As part of an expanded summer education program at North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth High School teacher Xiao Chunzhi will stay in Maine a few weeks longer than expec...

  • Medical center proposal runs into opposition at Yarmouth Planning Board

    YARMOUTH — Mercy Hospital wants to build a more than 10,000-square-foot medical center on undeveloped land some call the town's southern gateway. But the project faces opposition from members of the community who are concerned the proposal ignores the town's vision for Route 1 d...

  • Candidates, councilors, citizens disclaim Falmouth political flier, recall effort

    FALMOUTH — Candidates for Town Council and School Board are distancing themselves from a political flier distributed last week. The flier, partially written by school and council critic Michael Doyle, includes figures for a gym teacher's salary and the school system's per-pupil costs... 1

  • Sparsely attended Town Meeting ratifies Yarmouth budgets

    YARMOUTH — Only 55 of the town's nearly 7,400 registered voters attended Tuesday's Town Meeting and ratified the school and municipal budgets. They approved 27 articles on the meeting warrant, including a $19.5 million school budget and $10.5 million municipal budget. Resident...

  • Registration, absentee voting Saturday at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — The city clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, for absentee voting or registering to vote in next week's primaries. Absentee ballots are also available in the clerk's office at City Hall during regular business hours this week, and can be downlo...

  • Dispose of unwanted meds Saturday at UNE in Portland

    PORTLAND — People who want to properly dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications can bring them to the University of New England Portland campus this Saturday. The medication collection drive, sponsored by several groups including Portland Public Health and th...

  • Budget, hunting decision top North Yarmouth Town Meeting warrant

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents will vote line-by-line on the fiscal 2011 municipal budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 12. They will also decide whether to overturn a decision by the Board of Selectmen and open town land to hunting. Selectmen are recommending a $2.1 mill...

  • Lions Club celebrates 60 years of service in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 27 at the Portland Country Club, with 87 people attending, including some international Lions Club members. "We wanted to make it big and special," Club member Polly Burke said. "We had a lot of past presidents...