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  • Hillary Clinton rallies Scarborough crowd in support of Michaud

    SCARBOROUGH — Hillary Clinton drew a crowd of about 1,400 to Scarborough High School Friday night as she led a rally in support of gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine. The former U.S. secretary of state, senator, presidential candidate and first lady said Michaud,...

  • Brunswick Cook's Corner road cost estimate: $2.2M

    BRUNSWICK — A public road project proposed to open land for development in Cook's Corner could cost more than $2.2 million, according to a preliminary engineering report. The new projection is roughly $600,000 more than earlier estimates. Town officials stressed that the figur...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Yarmouth Senior Housing gets $165K grant for renovations to Bartlett Circle community center

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth Senior Housing was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to help renovate and expand the Bartlett Circle community center. Margaret Downing, president of Bartlett Circle, said the grant was awarded to the town on behalf of the non-profit organization.

  • Petition challenge fails, Freeport-Brunswick dispatch consolidation goes on

    FREEPORT — A petition that would have overturned a Town Council decision to consolidate emergency dispatch services with Brunswick has failed to attract the required signatures. Town Clerk Beverly Curry said only 446 residents signed the document by the May 26 deadline. The petition ...

  • 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...