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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth closer to funding

    YARMOUTH — An effort to help fund dredging of the Royal River may be gaining momentum after a congressional committee approved an appropriations request from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, on Tuesday. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the last time the river was dredged – ...

  • Falmouth to remove Town Landing trash bin

    FALMOUTH — The large metal trash container at Town Landing will be removed this week, according to the town, after too many instances of illegal dumping of non-harbor trash. The town-owned property will now be a carry-in, carry-out facility. "We are sorry for any inconvenience...

  • Cumberland council OKs Doane property master plan development

    CUMBERLAND — A master plan is in the works for the Doane property, a 43-acre piece of town-owned land intended for mixed-use development. The Town Council voted unanimously after an executive session last week to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bateman Partners to give t...

  • Portland waterfront zoning decision delayed

    PORTLAND — A decision by the City Council on whether to relax zoning rules along the waterfront has been delayed to give councilors more time to review the proposal. The council was scheduled to vote on changes to the Waterfront Central Zone at its July 19 meeting, but will now wait ...

  • Portland police seek robbery suspect

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for a suspect they believe could be involved in a string of recent armed robberies. Robberies on July 13, 18 and 19, all on Forest Avenue, reportedly involved a younger, white man wielding a large butcher's knife. The July 13 robbery happened at S...

  • Freeport council chairman won't seek re-election

    FREEPORT — Town Council Chairman Bill Muldoon said he will not seek re-election this November. Nomination papers for candidates who hope to replace him on the council, or interested in other municipal offices, will be available next week. Muldoon, a councilor-at-large and resi...

  • Falmouth Police Department welcomes 6

    FALMOUTH — New officers and dispatchers are joining the ranks of the Police Department. "I'm really enjoying learning the town and meeting people," said Jeff Pardue, who will begin his 18-week training at the Maine Justice Academy in August. Pardue, who is from Kennebunk, and ...

  • New place for police in Portland's West End

    Anthony Ampezzan, senior lead police officer for Portland's West End, and Sarah Colton, community policing coordinator, cut a ribbon Tuesday morning, July 20, to officially open the new West End Policing Center at the Reiche Community Center. The event was attended by Police Chief James Craig, left,...