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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...

  • Close enough for comfort

    A wolf named Abraham stares down visitor John O'Brien on Monday afternoon in Falmouth, when Kent Weber and Tracy Brooks, from Mission Wolf in Westcliffe, Colo., visited Maine Audubon with five wolves and wolf-dog hybrids to give Mainers of all ages the opportunity to learn about and see the animals ...

  • South Portland, SMCC to train energy auditors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday created a new energy efficiency training and weatherization program in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College. The council also waived the formal bidding process and approved $80,000 in emergency purchases for the Fire and Public...

  • Yarmouth plans energy information meetings

    YARMOUTH — Maine Green Energy Alliance and the town are working together to help...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Freeport Sewer District gets $250K grant

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District was awarded a $250,000 grant for electrical efficiency upgrades through Efficiency Maine. Michael Ashby, vice chairman of the district Board of Trustees, said in a press release that the implementation of the technology will reduce the facility's en...

  • Scarborough school chief retires early, for personal reasons

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools David Doyle has resigned as of Friday, Oct. 22, citing personal reasons. He will continue as a consultant to the School Department and be paid his regular salary and benefits through the end of December. "It was personal and time. I thin...

  • Scarborough Charter: Amendments would allow recall of elected officials

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters in November will be asked if they want to approve six amendments to the Town Charter, including changes that would give citizens the ability to recall elected officials and to overrule property sales approved by the Town Council. The amendments would also prohibi...