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  • Falmouth council fine-tunes library bond referendum

    FALMOUTH — After yet another long discussion about the language of a Nov. 4 referendum on Falmouth Memorial Library renovations, the Town Council on Monday called for more clarification. Councilors scheduled more discussion for Sept. 8, and a public hearing for Sept. 22. ...

  • Chebeague Chebang set for Saturday

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After a rainy Fourth of July put a hold on the fourth annual Chebeague Chebang, the celebration will be held this Saturday, Aug. 30. The event hosted by the Chebeague Island Inn will run from 4-10 p.m., with barbecue food, yard games, live music, and fireworks...

  • Riverton renovation

    A joint project between the NAACP Youth Council and the Maine Red Claws basketball team to renovate the Portland Housing Authority study centers at Riverton Drive and Kennedy Park was introduced March 13 at Riverton with Red Claws players on hand to greet the kids. Darnell Lazare, left, and Marcus L...

  • Church campaign hopes to boost Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — On March 20, St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church will kick off its annual campaign to support the community with a book, bake and soup sale to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry. The sale, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Mary the Virgin parish house o...

  • Falmouth photographer donates art for a cure

    FALMOUTH — Photographer Donald Verger announced he will donate a photograph titled "October Rose" to the fourth annual Pink Tie Ball, a fundraising event for the Maine affiliate of the nonprofit organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The ball and auction, which will be held ...

  • Portland panel privately revises social service allocations

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of recommending federal funding for social service agencies will offer the City Council three options on March 22 – two weeks after the council criticized the original recommendations and the method by which they were reached. Exactly how the ...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget could cost up to 30 jobs

    CUMBERLAND — The superintendent's draft fiscal 2011 budget would eliminate the jobs of up to 30 employees in School Administrative District 51. Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth stood wall to wall and sat on the floor in a packed Town Hall Council Chambers on Monday nig... 3

  • Trail of the Irish expands from Portland to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — A project that began a couple of years ago with the goal of mapping out sites of significant Irish history in the city is expanding to the suburbs. The Maine Irish Heritage Trail includes 58 Portland sites – ranging from cemeteries to the boyhood homes of some of the...

  • Maine DOT adds trail link to Interstate 295 project in Portland

    PORTLAND — Persistence may have paid off for activists who have been lobbying for more than a year for a connection between Marginal Way and the Back Cove trail. The state Department of Transportation has now agreed that when it begins improvements at Interstate 295 Exit 7 this sprin...

  • Portland's Riverton School braces for 'unprecedented change' under controversial federal program

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School is one of 10 in Maine eligible for federal grant funding under a new program that seeks aggressive change in the nation's worst-performing schools. Riverton could receive up to $2 million annually over the next three years, according to Superintenden...