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  • Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit brought by Verizon Wireless after the company was denied permission to construct a cellular tower on an existing water tower. Verizon wanted to build the cell tower on the tower in Shore Acres, but was o...

  • Scarborough promises thorough vetting of armory plan

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council gave procedural approval Wednesday night to preliminary plans for the Maine Army National Guard to build a $17.5 million armory along the Saco border off U.S. Route 1. Councilors moved a contract zoning application to construct the new readine...

  • Falmouth brothers' film to air on MPBN

    FALMOUTH — A documentary film made by two brothers from Falmouth will be shown twice this month on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. "Once More to the Cabin" fo...

  • Greely students organize dance for Haiti

    CUMBERLAND — A fundraising dance for sixth- to eighth-graders to benefit Haiti relief will be held at the Val Halla banquet center Friday, Feb. 12, from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $5, and the dance is open to middle school students of surrounding towns. “We just wanted ...

  • Sleigh Day in North Yarmouth

    Spectators watch as Mary Boutin of Brunswick and her horse Elias parade past in the arena at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth on Saturday, Feb. 6, during the farm's 11th annual Sleigh Day.

  • Trustee accuses Sewall of 'mismanagement, self-dealing'

    PORTLAND — A judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order barring the former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. from a variety of actions connected to the Bath fuel company. The action was expected after a court-appointed Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee accused Philip Sewall of...

  • Cape Elizabeth council explores pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an effort to reduce waste removal costs and to encourage recycling, the Town Council is exploring a pay-per-bag program for residents. Councilors, in Feb. 8 workshop, agreed to pursue the concept and research it more thoroughly. Councilors Frank Gove...

  • SAD 75, Brunswick schools hit hard by state; RSU 1 fares better

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 superintendent said last week that every category of spending will be scrutinized to make up for a $1.75 million loss in state aid for next year's budget. Preliminary General Purpose Aid numbers released by the Maine Department of ...

  • Topsham selectmen receive government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Feb. 4 to receive a nearly 100-page report from the Topsham Government Improvement Committee. The board made it clear that it was not accepting the recommendations in the report, but rather receiving the document as the start of...

  • Brunswick tightens rules for New Meadows quahog harvesters

    BRUNSWICK — Quahog fishermen boring into the ice on the New Meadows "lakes" will have to begin fencing off the holes, thanks to an emergency ordinance passed by the Town Council on Monday. And speaking of ice, the council unanimously supported a proposal that could result in a new sk...