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  • Topsham draws criticism after pulling political signs

    TOPSHAM — A free-speech debate erupted Monday after the town removed political campaign signs it said were planted illegally on public property. State law allows political signs to be placed in a public right of way six weeks before an election. But Topsham's local ordinance reduces ...

  • Freeport's exit from RSU 5 could add up to $345K to tax bill

    FREEPORT — The tax impact if the town withdraws from Regional School Unit 5 would range from a reduction of almost $289,000 to an increase of almost $345,000, depending on how many RSU students attend Freeport schools.  The Freeport Withdrawal Committee on Tuesday presented...

  • Freeport council approves municipal budget of nearly $9.3M

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a $9.27 million budget for fiscal 2011. The budget is $67,000 less than this year, and keeps municipal taxes flat. The budget passed 5-2, without the support of Councilors Joe Migliaccio and Eric Pandora.

  • Freeport farm stand benefits child and community

    FREEPORT — Amelia and Hal Ulery packed up their lives and their six children and moved from North Carolina to a farm in South Freeport a few months ago to start a fresh and healthy new life. They run a farm stand, have an organic garden, chickens, horses, and a goat named Stella Luna.

  • Portland pier owners explore public-access trail; proposal to relax waterfront zoning moves forward

    PORTLAND — A proposal by a group of pier owners to relax zoning along the waterfront is expected to go before the City Council this summer. About a dozen pier owners in the Waterfront Central Zone, which includes the wharves from Maine Wharf to Deakes Wharf, have been working with ci...

  • Portrait of a Yarmouth artist as a young man

    Kyler Ross, a freshman at Yarmouth High School, makes a photograph from his living room window. His photography exhibit opens Friday, May 14, at 317 Main Street Music Center. Proceeds will help fund his tuition at the Maine Media Workshop in Rockport.

  • UPDATE: MCLU challenges Falmouth council on resolution restricting language

    FALMOUTH — In response to what some councilors called threats and bullying by a Falmouth citizen, the Town Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night that bars name-calling, personal attacks and abusive language during meetings and in correspondence. But on Wednesday, May 1...

  • Voters approve Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — Voters overwhelming supported Portland's fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, but were narrowly divided about whether to continue the budget validation process for another three years. Question 2 was gridlocked at 1,002 votes on each side until the final precinct, St. Pio...

  • Falmouth targets 174 street lights for elimination

    FALMOUTH — Neighborhoods may soon be a little darker, with 174 street lights proposed to be turned off and removed by July 1. The reduction is part of the recently approved fiscal 2011 budget. "These were part of the cuts to keep the mil rate the same this year," Budget and Pu...

  • Cumberland council grants permit for girls lacrosse, seeks speed limit reductions

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to issue a mass gathering permit for a girls youth lacrosse jamboree, while waiving or reducing some of the related fees. Since he expected there to be no more than 400 people present at the Twin Brook recreation facility at any one...