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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Brunswick Town Council election draws 6 candidates for 3 seats

    BRUNSWICK — Voters will elect three town councilors – and choose between two sitting councilors – when they go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3. The District 3 contest is familiar. Council Chairwoman Hallie Daughtry, seeking a third term, is challenged by Suzan Wilson, who... 1

  • Russell, Morris vie for Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Donald Russell and James Morris are running for the Board of Selectmen seat currently held by Michelle Derr, who has chosen not to seek re-election. Dorothy Gardner, meanwhile, is running unopposed for re-election to the Regional School Unit 75 Board of Directors. ...

  • Workforce housing funds, FairPoint easement on Harpswell ballot

    HARPSWELL — The town will hold a special Town Meeting on Election Day, Nov. 3, to decide whether to authorize a grant for a workforce housing subdivision, and to grant FairPoint Communications an easement to install utilities on a new cellphone tower. Both questions will be asked ...

  • Yarmouth councilors to discuss road improvements, sidewalk cafes, excise tax

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings Thursday, Oct. 1, to discuss sidewalk cafes, the excise tax referendum and a plan to build Route 1 roundabouts at the intersections of Forest Falls Road, Hannaford and East Main Street. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, adding ...

  • Yarmouth energy panel finds CMP billed town for non-existent street lights

    YARMOUTH — While collecting data to reduce the costs of street lights, the Yarmouth Energy Savers committee found that Central Maine Power Co. was billing the town for nearly 30 lights that did not exist. Dan Jellis, town engineer, said most of the billing mistakes were due to du...

  • Audubon uses grant to clear Falmouth property of invasive trees, plants

    Assistant Property Manager Bob Bittenbender, left, volunteer Eric Handley and, on the tractor, Property Management Director Robert Savage at the Maine Audubon Center at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, which received a $22,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to assist in ridding the 65-acre ...

  • Route 88 in Yarmouth due for improvement, Route 1 study goes to Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Two major road improvement projects are on the horizon in Yarmouth. The Route 88 paving project could begin soon, and Phase II of the Route 1 corridor study has been endorsed by the Planning Board and is scheduled to go before the Town Council for approval Thursday, Oc...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to dissuade users of recycling containers

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's silver bullet recycling containers will be moved to the parking lot of the town office the week of Oct. 12 in what is hoped will be a money-saving measure. The Board of Selectmen approved the move at its Sept. 16 meeting, according to Robert Wood, who ser...