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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Chebeague Island Town Meeting to vote on $2.8M budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will decide on a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 5. The meeting will take place at the Chebeague Island Community Hall, 247 South Road, at 9 a.m., and cover 62 warrant items. Among the items is the $1.8 million p...

  • WestFest fun in Portland

    West End neighborhood kids enjoyed a day of fun and games on Saturday at WestFest, a community celebration held on the grounds of the Reiche School in Portland. It featured rides in this horse-drawn carriage, face painting, a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, food, crafts and more.

  • Yarmouth budget drops 1%, tax rate increases 20 cents

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-0 on May 13 to accept the proposed fiscal 2011 budget. The total proposed budget is $30.9 million, a reduction of $302,000, or nearly 1 percent. The school budget remains flat at $19.5 million, and the $10.5 million municipal budget is $279,00...

  • SAD 51 budget goes to Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents

    CUMBERLAND — Residents will decide at the annual budget meeting on Thursday, June 3, whether to accept or amend a $28 million fiscal 2011 budget for School Administrative District 51. Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters will approve or reject the final spending plan in a budget...

  • Falmouth High School seniors to graduate at Merrill Auditorium in Portland

    FALMOUTH — As the Falmouth High School Class of 2010 prepares to graduate, students are going through many of the same motions as the years and years of high school seniors before them. But this year will be different: commencement will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland inste...

  • Cumberland Town Council candidates agree on need for expanded tax base

    CUMBERLAND — Incumbent Town Councilors Stephen Moriarty and Michael Perfetti face a challenge from Sally Leavitt in the June 8 election. The race for the two, three-year seats is Cumberland’s only contested election this spring. James Bailinson of Friar Lane is runn...

  • Yarmouth considered for waste water-to-energy project

    YARMOUTH — An inventor from California sees Yarmouth as a possible location for a pilot project that would convert waste water into hydrogen and other gases to produce energy. Ronny Bar-Gaddam, founder and chief executive officer of Genesys LLC hosted Town Manager Nat Tupper and othe...

  • Falmouth council hears concerns about removing street lights

    FALMOUTH — After a joyous and musical start to the May 24 meeting with a resolution to congratulate the middle school jazz band, the "Iron Twinkies," for their Division I win at the Maine State Jazz Festival, the Town Council moved through a packed agenda. More than 80 people attende...