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  • Portland's homeless student population declines for 2nd year in a row

    PORTLAND — The number of homeless students in the state's largest school district is down 29 percent this year, according to the Maine Department of Education. But according to Sharon Pray, director of student support services for the Portland Public Schools, those numbers are "outsi...

  • Falmouth expects early, on-budget end of Route 1 makeover

    FALMOUTH — The overhaul of U.S. Route 1 is entering its final phase and town officials say work will likely conclude ahead of schedule and under budget. Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said work resumed incrementally about three weeks ago after a short winter break, when utility c...

  • Brunswick council OKs funding applications for Kestrel; rejects anti-war ballot measure

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved two requests for state aid on behalf of Kestrel Aircraft Co., which is expected to be an anchor tenant at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. One application was for a $200,000 grant from the Community Development...

  • 2 contested local elections this fall in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Election Day will resolve two contests for the Town Council and School Board, and four other uncontested local races. Scott Taylor of High Street is challenging incumbent Town Councilor Margo Knight of Page Street in District 6. School Board incumbent Byron Watson of...

  • Topsham selectmen OK bridge trail construction

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 2 to authorize construction of the Bridge to Bridge Trail. Work on the off-road trail, which will run from across Front Street and down Bridge Street to the Swinging Bridge, is due to begin by early fall, according to Plan...

  • Freeport council sets Sept. 14 decision on charter amendments

    FREEPORT — The Town Council will vote Sept. 14 on whether to send proposed Town Charter amendments to voters on Nov. 2. The amendment discussions became necessary after a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick's communication center prompted a group of resi...

  • Falmouth council delays town center ballot question

    FALMOUTH — A proposed bond referendum to fund a new town center at the Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools has been postponed and will not appear on the November ballot. The Town Council reached a consensus in a special meeting Tuesday to kill the question that, until this week, has moved ...

  • Remembering a war's end

    Espem Christensen, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division, was a veteran of D Day and the Battle of the Bulge, and holder of the French Legion of Honor, speaks at the USS Portland Memorial in Fort Allen Park on Sept. 2 during ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

  • I-295 bridge repairs planned this weekend

    YARMOUTH — Repairs to the Royal River bridge on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth, which was originally scheduled for August, has now been set for this weekend. Northbound traffic on the highway will be reduced to one lane at the bridge from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, through noon Monday, Sep...

  • Compost project promotes waste reduction on Chebeague Island

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — With the help of a grant from the Island Institute and the support of friends and family, Sarah McKinnon and Kyle Koerber have started a community composting project on the...