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  • Falmouth police to provide drug take-back

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will be sponsoring a drug take-back program on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event, which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be in the lobby of the Police Department at 2 Marshall Drive.  The goal is to...

  • Cumberland council OKs bond for senior housing work

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a 20-year bond of $740,000 primarily to fund senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, and are long overdue, Town Manager Bi...

  • City Hall art wall

    Liz and Joe DeCourcey of Portland take in the fourth annual exhibit of artwork by city employees and their families at Portland City Hall on March 5. The exhibit, sponsored by the National Arts Program, includes works by nearly 100 employees and family members. The display is open weekdays through M...

  • 4th candidate joins Senate District 11 race

    GRAY — Chris Miller, a Maine Green Independent, announced his candidacy in state Senate District 11. Miller's candidacy creates a four-way contest in the district, which includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Falmouth and Gray. The G...

  • Freeport rocks: Former Wings, Hollies members to perform Saturday

    FREEPORT — One worked side-by-side with Paul McCartney for 10 years. The other will be inducted with his band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. And both will be performing Saturday night at the Venue Music Bar at 5 Depot St. Denny Laine, who co-founded Wings ...

  • Barr raised: Yarmouth tech coordinator nominated for Teacher of the Year

    YARMOUTH — Alice Barr, Yarmouth High School's Instructional Technology Coordinator, is  one of 13 teachers nominated for the 2011 Maine Teacher of the Year award. She will find out if she is a semi-finalist on Friday, March 12. A selection committee of past teachers ...

  • Risky business: Les Otten and the rise and fall of American Skiing Co.

    Editor’s note: This examination of gubernatorial candidate Leslie B. Otten’s role in American Skiing Co. by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the first in a series examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. If yo... 1

  • School districts benefit from proposed increase in state subsidy

    School systems in Portland's northern suburbs would lose less school funding in fiscal 2011 after Gov. John Baldacci last week proposed adding $20 million to general purpose aid for education. School Administrative District 51 had expected to receive $10.88 million in funding, a loss of mo...

  • Hearings set on Cumberland budget, higher trash bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council set public hearing dates on Monday for the fiscal 2011 budget and a proposed increase in trash bag fees. The budget hearing is set for Monday, March 22. Town Manager Bill Shane has proposed a $7.99 million budget for next year, a 0.3 percent drop fr...

  • State grants help local towns, businesses harness energy

    AUGUSTA — Installation of solar hot water heaters and the conversion of landfill gas to electricity are among the projects funded by nearly $635,000 in grants awarded last week by Efficiency Maine, the conservation arm of the Public Utilities Commission. More than $220,000 worth of g...