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  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • Dispatch deal with Yarmouth adds jobs to Falmouth Police Department

    FALMOUTH — Emergency services are about to undergo some major changes. The Police Department is in the process of adding six new employees – a significant increase for a team of 17 sworn officers. The hirings come after three long-time members of the department retired a...

  • Proposed municipal budget raises Yarmouth taxes; school budget holds the line

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on March 18 unanimously accepted the School Board's fiscal 2011 budget with a zero percent increase from this year. Councilors also received a preliminary municipal budget that would add 20 cents to the property tax rate. School Board Chairman ...

  • Cumberland Town Council approves municipal budget

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved the proposed fiscal 2011 municipal budget Monday night. The $7.99 million budget is a 0.34 percent decrease from the current year, on expected revenues of $3.63 million – a nearly 1 percent decline. The projected impac...

  • She's got game

    Malia Cross-Roberts of Portland shows she's got skill, and gets an approving smile from Harlem Globetrotter Hot Shot Branch, on March 19 in the Reiche School gym. Branch was in town promoting the Globetrotters game in Portland on March 26 and the "CHEER For Character" program, which focuses on build...

  • Hate group targets performance at Portland's Waynflete School

    PORTLAND — A Kansas extremist group that openly hates homosexuals, Jews, Catholics and America in general is threatening to picket a local high school theater production. The Westboro Baptist Church, known for its frequent picketing of funerals for military veterans and gays, posted ...

  • Commission seeks artists to create original work for new Durham School

    DURHAM — The Maine Arts Commission is inviting artists from all over the country to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Durham Community School as part of the public artwork program Percent for Art. The artists selected will receive a budget of up to $44,000...

  • Portland council OKs social service funds, calls for examination of process

    PORTLAND — Despite last-minute attempts by several city councilors to adjust funding for some social service agencies, the City Council on Monday made only one change to the recommendations from the city manager and a review committee. The city has about $785,500 in federal Community...

  • Portland, schools get $1.8M to fight obesity

    PORTLAND — The city will receive $1.8 million in federal grants over the next two years to combat obesity, Gov. John Baldacci announced last week. The grant was awarded to Healthy Portland, a city program run in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services. I... 1