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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...

  • Scarborough panel seeks parking ban at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Public parking longer than 30 minutes at Higgins Beach may be banned year-round if a committee recommendation is approved by the Town Council. The ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee will recommend at a council meeting next week that the town institute a parking ban on any s...

  • Pair of complaints seek PUC probe of smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — Customers of Central Maine Power Co. have filed two complaints asking the Maine Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its approval of "smart" electric meters on homes served by CMP. The smart meters are the target of criticism from citizen groups and municipalities,... 1

  • Scarborough seeks efficiency through parts partnership

    SCARBOROUGH — The 48,000-square-foot public works building at 20 Washington Ave. isn't spotless, but it's close. Everything has its place, even in the busy repair rooms. Replacement street signs are organized and hung together, enormous pieces of equipment are shiny from recent power...

  • South Portland seeks feedback on Comp Plan vision

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The process of updating the city's Comprehensive Plan hit a milestone this week with the release of a draft vision statement intended to guide the more substantive conversations to come about planning the city's future. The city posted

  • Panel gets more time to draft plan for open space, trails in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's Open Space and Greenbelt Management Committee has developed a draft outl...

  • Food fundraiser in Falmouth

    Falmouth's six churches held a turkey supper at the Falmouth Congregational Church on Oct. 21 to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry.

  • New facilities director wears several hats in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A facilities director position created to oversee school and municipal buildings has freed up employees to work on energy improvements and Community Services. Greg Marles, 44, of South Portland, was hired in July to fill a the position. He previously was director of ...

  • School bond colors debate between South Portland City Council candidates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The four candidates vying for two at-large seats on the City Council discussed their positions and ideas in a lively debate last week. The two-hour forum, held on Oct. 21 in Council Chambers, was sponsored by the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber and