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  • Pending appeal, ruling restores public access to Harpswell beach

    HARPSWELL — Shoreline access proponents claimed victory this week after a judge upheld the public's right to use a private road on Bailey Island to reach nearby Cedar Beach.  In a 73-page ruling issued Monday, Sept. 15, Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills s...

  • Space still available on Topsham ballot

    TOPSHAM — With less than a week before the deadline for filing nomination papers, elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors still had no candidates. Papers must be returned to the office of Town Clerk Linda Dumont by the close of bu...

  • Bath council hears plan to tackle city’s flooding issues

    BATH — A plan is in the works to minimize flooding issues plaguing several areas of the city. Public Works Director Peter Owen and Stephen Dyer of Ransom Environmental Consultants on Wednesday recommended to the City Council a prioritized series of projects, which are intended t...

  • Rate hikes eliminate projected savings from S. Portland street light reduction

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Like several other municipalities last year, South Portland wanted to reduce its budget by eliminating street lights where they were not needed. After an extensive public process, the city darkened 107 lights along major transportation arteries, expecting to save nea...

  • South Portland School Board may buck City Council, seek tax increase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday signaled that it would not support a budget that does not increase taxes – a move that could set the stage for a contentious budget hearing with the City Council. Board Chairman Richard Carter said a zero percent school budget would adversely...

  • Freeport Project Review Board to hold public hearing on Bow Street Market development

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will hold a public hearing Wednsday, March 10 at 6 p.m. to discuss plans submitted by Frost Gully LLC to build a 15,000-square-foot Bow Street Market, four apartments, and the extension of School Street to Bow Street. This is a final approval, and the pub...

  • Public hearing on Gorham Road Ext. closing set in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night set a May 3 public hearing and vote on a proposal to close Gorham Road Extension. The closure is needed so the city can sell a 1.4-acre parcel at the corner of Gorham Road Extension and Western Avenue. City Manager Jim Gailey said ...

  • Cumberland commission seeks volunteers for vernal pool survey

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Lands and Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers to assist an ongoing survey to identify the town’s significant vernal pools. Paul Weiss, a member of the commission and coordinator of the project, said the project began last spring an...

  • South Portland parents unnerved by plan to close Mahoney Middle School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — About 25 parents urged the School Board Monday night to use caution when considering the superintendent's proposal to move to a consolidated middle school. South Portland currently has two middle schools, one more than is recognized by the state funding formula causing l...

  • Finally, it's Falmouth

    Falmouth seniors Ryan Rogers (center) and John Roberts (right) along with their teammates celebrate a long-awaited Class B championship Friday night in Bangor, following the Yachtsmen's 72-65 overtime win over Camden Hills. More in sports, page ? 1