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  • Falmouth panel eyes $9M in Route 100 upgrades

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100 Vision Committee has come up with draft recommendations for infrastructure improvements to the area, at an estimated cost of just over $9 million. Theo Holtwijk, director of long range planning, said there are

  • Kickstarter campaign begins for Bath flags

    BATH — It started as a few, and by July it may be many. The City Council in 2013 approved a flag design that reflects the city's shipbuilding history. That flag hangs in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and outside the building. Only a few others exist. But lead designer Jer...

  • Cumberland scout builds shelter for Bradbury Mountain campers

    POWNAL — Thanks to the efforts of a Cumberland teenager, campers at Bradbury Mountain State Park can stay covered and dry this summer inside a new lean-to. James Molloy, who completed the project last October to become an Eagle Scout, built the lean-to at secluded Campsite 12.

  • Falmouth committee works on new Comprehensive Plan

    FALMOUTH — The Long Range Planning Committee has begun discussions on what will become the town's new Comprehensive Plan. The last Comp Plan was approved by voters in 2000. "A comprehensive plan helps the town determine land use regulations it wants to have," said Theo Holtwij...

  • Bath public works projects tackle water, traffic problems

    BATH — The city is addressing traffic, water and sewer problems this summer with new pipelines along Central Avenue and Centre Street, and construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Congress Avenue and State Road. A public information meeting on the Hyde Park Pump Stati...

  • Falmouth council approves street acceptance ordinance

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-1 to adopt the Street Acceptance Ordinance at its July 12 meeting. The council also voted 6-1 for an amendment to include language from a similar policy into the ordinance. "Rather than have a separate connectivity policy, we've included the...

  • Pair of sites competing for new Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — The location for a new police station could be determined by the town's long-term development vision and not just by price. The Town Council has been negotiating privately with property owners at two locations. The council has already earmarked $6.65 million for the proje...

  • Brunswick consolidates polling places at junior high school

    BRUNSWICK — Residents will vote at one polling place in November. The Town Council on Monday voted 5-3 to consolidate six previous locations to one at Brunswick Junior High School. Councilors Ben Tucker, David Watson and John Perreault opposed the decision. Councilor Margo Kni...

  • Portland Planning Board urges relaxed waterfront zoning

    PORTLAND — More non-marine uses will be allowed on piers if the City Council adopts  Planning Board recommendations that include reconsideration of a 23-year-old ban on waterfront housing. The board wants the City Council to support further study of allowing residences in the Wa...

  • Portland planners narrow zoning for pot dispensaries, growers

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday night recommended that medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed in specific business zones, while cultivation of the plants be limited to industrial areas. The board's recommendation to the City Council does not preclude a dispensary from cultiv...