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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Topsham cell tower developer now looks to March

    TOPSHAM — The company that wants to build a 103-foot cellular communications tower in Topsham Heights missed last week’s deadline to submit documentation for the Tuesday, Feb. 2, Planning Board meeting, but expects to be in time for the first March meeting.Mariner Tower ...

  • Topsham selectmen halt sale of town-owned lot

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 21 to halt the sale of a town-owned lot. Bids for the 3.1-acre property, near Route 196 and Robert Hill Road and bordered by two gravel pits, were due by Dec. 30 and were originally going to be opened at the board’s J...

  • Falmouth residents speak out against proposed natural resource protections

    FALMOUTH — The town is once again weighing tighter natural resource protection rules against the potential cost to property owners. The issue came before the Town Council Monday night, Jan. 25, with the town's Long Range Planning Advisory Committee's presentation of highlights from i...

  • Regier is Freeport's Citizen of the Year

    FREEPORT — Thoughtful, skilled, mild-mannered, yet determined. Those are a few of the words used to describe the town's Citizen of the Year, Rod Regier. Town Councilor Charlotte Bishop honored Regier at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, for his nearly 30 years of...

  • Brunswick renovation project fails to boost local subcontractors

    BRUNSWICK — A renovation project billed as a local stimulus project will be more regional than anticipated. The Town Council learned Monday that a $780,000 project to retrofit an 1854 building on Union Street to accommodate local retirement services provider People Plus will involve ...

  • Harpswell changes Town Meeting to March 20 to accommodate SAD 75 vote

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen voted Jan. 21 to change Town Meeting from March 13 to March 20. The vote follows a recent decision by School Administrative District 75 to schedule a March 9 referendum on the closing of the West Harpswell School. The move by selectmen will a...

  • Showdown looms over hunting in North Yarmouth; selectmen OK May turkey hunt

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday evening to allow weekday turkey hunting this May at Old Town House Park. The board’s decision echoed a recommendation by the Recreation Commission earlier this month, but doesn't go far enough to appeas...

  • Falmouth Republicans caucus Feb. 6

    FALMOUTH — The Republican Town Committee will caucus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the council chambers of Falmouth Town Hall. Elections will be held for delegates to the GOP state convention and a straw poll will be taken for GOP gubernatorial candidates. For more information, c...