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  • Portland School Board to meet on Peaks Island

    PORTLAND — The Board of Public Education on Aug. 5 will hold a business meeting on Peaks Island at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a 6 p.m. executive session. The meeting will not be broadcast live on TV3, but will ai...

  • PATHS receives aquaponics grant

    PORTLAND — Portland Arts and Technology High School received a $3,000 grant to expand its use of aquaponics, a growing system in which aquatic animals are farmed and their waste is used to cultivate plants and vegetables. "We have experimented with growing plants in this system ...

  • 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 resident donates vehicle to town

    FALMOUTH — An Elm Drive resident gave the town a "brake" recently – and an engine, seats and steering wheel – when he donated a 2001 Ford Expedition for the Police Department to use during winter storms. Frank Langlois gave the town the vehicle, which is valued at $10,000...