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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Cape Elizabeth energy panel works on long-term savings

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After three years of work, the Cape Elizabeth Alternative Energy Committee is still finding ways to limit the town's carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. With the help of a few extra hands, panel members say they are ready to tackle long-term energy savings by r...

  • Scarborough council kills neighborhood zoning change

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council rejected a zoning change Wednesday that would have allowed a two-story office building on Elmwood Avenue. The council voted unanimously against the zoning change sought by Maine Eye Center, siding with more than 15 resident who spoke against the change....

  • Scarborough council delays decision on parking restrictions at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite the efforts of some Higgins Beach residents, surfers and winter beach-goers will still be able to park along the beach during the off-season – for now. As midnight approached Wednesday, the Town Council unanimously tabled until Dec. 15 proposed change...

  • Brunswick School Board considers impact of redistricting

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow clo...

  • Bath council backs new $1.1M bond, refinancing of others

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrow $1.1 million for work at Waterfront Park and other improvements, and to refinance existing debt from prior bonds. The council last month accepted a $415,000 bid from Wyman & Simpson to replace a pier and improv...

  • Mall owner emerges from bankruptcy, seeks return of $925K in South Portland taxes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owners of the Maine Mall are appealing their 2009 property tax assessment, seeking the return of nearly $1 million. The appeal by Chicago-based General Growth Properties, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, comes nearly a year after a st...

  • Greely High School club spreads global awareness

    CUMBERLAND — The sign in Chris Hoffman's classroom at Greely High School nods to Mr. T: "I pity the fool who does not recycle." It also echoes a sentiment felt strongly by the student group advised by Hoffman, who teaches several subjects including social studies. Improved rec...

  • Report offers snapshot of dog violations at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The majority of dog owners contacted by police volunteers at Willard Beach over a two-month period last summer were not in compliance with – and claimed ignorance of – the city's leash laws. Recommendations to stem the number of violations inclu...