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  • Tennis event benefits Falmouth cancer patient

    FALMOUTH — The local tennis community will hold a mixed doubles round robin competition this weekend to raise money for Biggi Brookes, a dedicated tennis player who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. The event on Sunday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Foreside Fitness & Ten...

  • Freeport candidates can file starting next week

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers will be available Monday, July 28, at the town clerk's office for the municipal election on Nov. 4. Papers are due back by Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. There are three seats available on Town Council: councilor at-large, District 2 and District 3. Councilor-...

  • School chief: Cumberland-North Yarmouth state aid loss “a little less” than projected

    CUMBERLAND — Preliminary figures showing what School Administrative District 51 could lose in state aid are slightly less than what the district expected, Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said last week. Those figures, released Feb. 1 by the Maine Department of Education...

  • Falmouth schools fare better than expected in state funding

    FALMOUTH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Falmouth schools of almost $5.5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of nearly $900,000 in general aid to education. Initially, that figure appears to compare favorably to earlier predictions, Director of Finance and Operation...

  • Elementary school project absorbs state aid hike for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is one of a few school districts expected to see a funding increase from the state in 2010-2011, but Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the number is misleading. She said when state aid from last year – $4.9 million – is com...

  • Successful 'Race Up Boston Place'

    Members of Portland Fire Local 740 took part in the annual "Race Up Boston Place" on Feb. 6 in Boston. The stair-climbing race raises money for the American Lung Association of New England. The Portland team finished first in the Firefighter Division, which requires all participants to race up 41...

  • Yarmouth council meeting rescheduled

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 had to be canceled when only three of seven councilors attended the meeting. "One was in the hospital, one was away on a trip, and one was gone on business," Town Manager Nat Tupper said of the missing councilors. "The sit...

  • Freeport considers Brunswick for all emergency dispatching

    FREEPORT — Formal negotiations could soon begin toward consolidation of all dispatch services with Brunswick. The two towns began preliminary discussions last month as they consider ways to balance declining state revenue sharing with local mandates not to increase property taxes.

  • Slices of Yarmouth's 217-year-old Herbie to go on display

    YARMOUTH — Two 1,600-pound slices of the elm tree known as Herbie will be given to the town and the Maine Department of Conservation. The 110-foot tall tree was removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 19 due to Dutch elm disease. He was saved from th...

  • Gray resident seeks House District 109 seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Gary Foster of Gray, a self-employed residential builder and remodeler, announced his candidacy for the state Legislature in House District 109, which includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. The seat is currently held by Rep. Susan Austin, R-Gray, who...