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  • North Yarmouth further delays development decision

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A few weeks after it was postponed to possibly June, the town's vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus is now delayed until November. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four pu...

  • Falmouth adds EV, charging station

    FALMOUTH — The town is leasing a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for two years with an option to buy. According to a press release, leasing the car is expected to reduce the town's carbon footprint by nearly 5,400 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The town purchased two Toyota Pr...

  • Recount likely after Graham wins by 33 votes in House District 109

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Democrat Anne Graham narrowly defeated Republican Gary Foster in state House District 109 on Tuesday, 2,132 to 2,099, according to preliminary results. With just 33 votes between them, Foster said Wednesday morning that he will seek a recount. North Yarmouth r...

  • Hendricks elected to Freeport council; 2 votes decide Sewer District race

    FREEPORT — In an election that attracted about 66 percent of the town's registered voters, residents Tuesday elected James Hendricks to an at-large seat on the Town Council. Unofficial results showed Hendricks beat Henry "Chip" Lawrence III 1,969 to 1,182. Hendricks will replace coun...

  • Incumbents, familiar faces take Scarborough board seats

    SCARBOROUGH — Incumbents ruled the day in local elections on Tuesday. Councilors Michael Wood and Judy Roy will return for new three-year terms on the Town Council, with 5,411 and 5,220 votes, respectively. They defeated newcomer Kerry Corthell, who received 3,971 votes in unofficial...

  • Portland gets federal funds for Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced this week that the city will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding for the Bayside Trail. The trail, which is partially complete and connects with the East End Trail near Tukey's Bridge, received about $800,000 in f...

  • Board recommends Falmouth library expansion

    FALMOUTH — Trustees are recommending 5,000 square feet of space be added to the approximately 6,500 square feet now available for programs at Falmouth Memorial Library. Their resolution will be presented at the Town Council's Monday, Nov. 8, meeting. The council is expected to discus...

  • Tulips to show cancer awareness in Portland

    PORTLAND — Four organizations are teaming up on Friday, Nov. 5, to plant 600 pink tulips in Baxter Sundial Park to help raise awareness about breast cancer. The planting will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the small park at the corner of Vannah Avenue and Baxter Boulevard. The Ba...

  • Portland to examine enviro-health concerns

    PORTLAND — The Public Health Division is looking for residents 18 and older to participate in focus groups on environmental health issues. The groups are funded by a $100,000 Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant the city received last month to develop a list of toxic land...

  • Portland Lunch Hop buses stop running

    PORTLAND — Metro has discontinued downtown Lunch Hop bus service. The Lunch Hop was a free ride on Congress Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Longfellow Square and Exchange Street. Metro directors voted Oct. 27 to discontinue the service, effective Nov. 1. "The rea...