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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Health club postpones Topsham Planning Board review

    TOPSHAM — Issues raised by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection prompted Omega Wellness Group to pull its site plan, shoreland zoning and conditional use applications for Bowdoin Mill from Tuesday's Planning Board agenda. A public hearing had been scheduled on Omega's pro...

  • Bath-area students take MOHIBA to another dimension

    BATH — Prepare to cross into "The MOHIBA Zone." This year's performance of the classic Morse High School Bazaar talent show spoofs the equally classic TV show "The Twilight Zone," complete with its own Rod Serling-like host. The 81st MOHIBA will be held at the high school's Mo...

  • Falmouth receives police dog vest

    Falmouth Sgt. Kevin Conger adjusts a new bullet-proof vest on K9 Maxi as Wayne Robichaud, of Oxford, looks on. Robichaud and his family raise money to purchase police dog vests through collection tins at various businesses throughout Maine. Robichaud's daughter, Jennifer, began the program in Jan...

  • Citizens group criticizes Falmouth High School newspaper for student's opinion

    FALMOUTH — A column in the October issue of the Falmouth High School student newspaper has received more attention than the author may have intended. Lee Larson, a high school junior, wrote the opinion piece for the student publication, The Mast, in support of retaining town ownershi... 3

  • Freeport draft Comprehensive Plan goes green

    FREEPORT — The 2010 draft version of the Comprehensive Plan has been updated to include a new energy conservation section and to promote environmentally fri...

  • Isleford man to take on Chebeague Island administrator role

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Eric Dyer will move from one island to another to become Chebeague's new town administrator on Jan. 2. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Oct. 30 to hire Dyer, 31, who currently serves as facilities supervisor for the town of Cranberry Isles and lives on Isle...

  • Yarmouth Arts grant helps make Rowe School mural possible

    YARMOUTH — With the help of a grant from Yarmouth Arts, artists Mary Rehak and Page O'Rouke created a mural in the Rowe School depicting the school's core values using inspiration from student art. The mural covers the atrium's eight walls and depicts the core values of being kind, s...

  • Affordable spay and neuter services now available in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Residents now have an affordable clinic to bring their pets for spay and neuter services. What used to be a Subway Restaurant is now Community Spay-Neuter Clin...