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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Topsham seeks members for Town Meeting improvement committee

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 1 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe form a committee to improve Town Meeting. The ad-hoc committee will consist of between five to seven members and implement suggestions made by the Topsham Government Improvement Committee to ...

  • Public response grows as Harpswell beach owner blocks access

    HARPSWELL — The dispute over an easement at Cedar Beach has prompted a property owner to block access to an area that some residents claim they've been using since the 1950s.  Charles Abrahamson, who this spring approached the town with an offer to sell an easement to the Bailey...

  • Proposed Freeport movie theater moves to public arena

    FREEPORT — After about a year's hiatus, the likelihood of a movie theater downtown is back on the table.  Berenson Associates, developers of Freeport Village Station, will hold a public informational meeting on development of the multi-plex theater and the financing needed to co...

  • Revisions considered for Yarmouth H.S. student honor code

    YARMOUTH — Three months after a federal lawsuit unsuccessfully challenged the high school's Extra Curricular Honor Code, a group of students, parents and teachers are revising the code. The April lawsuit accused Yarmouth High School administrators of violating a student's constitutio...

  • Council chairman's poll shows little support for Falmouth town center proposal

    FALMOUTH — Town Council Chairman Tony Payne does not believe a proposal to create a town center by moving the library and Town Hall to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools is a good idea – and apparently he's not alone. This spring the town surveyed 95 people during a public ...

  • Yarmouth planners OK Mercy Hospital quick-care facility

    YARMOUTH — A Mercy Hospital express care facility could be open on Route 1 by next April after the Planning Board unanimously approved the project on June 23. Vanessa Farr, the town's director of planning and development, said the proposal went through a few alterations, but the...

  • 'More than a day-care provider': Falmouth's 'Auntie' retires after 34 years

    FALMOUTH — After 34 years and four months, the swing set is coming down, the pool will be emptied and the last carrot sticks will be eaten. Charlotte Tukey, who has cared for between 800 and 900 children, is retiring and closing Auntie's Daycare. What will she miss the most? T...

  • Ice cream sundaes, valve-cover racers at Falmouth Memorial Library

    FALMOUTH — Memorial Library is hosting a "Library Sundae" on July 11 from 1-4 p.m. One of the main events will be valve-cover racing, a sport gaining popularity throughout the U.S. and Canada; this is the only race in the greater Portland area. Essentially, the racetrack will ...