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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Libbytown future topic of Portland workshop

    PORTLAND — Growth in Libbytown along outer Congress Street will be the topic of a Dec. 11 public workshop at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. The 6 p.m. workshop is part of the larger Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System Land Use and Transit Technical Assistance...

  • Senate District 25 recount set for Nov. 18

    FALMOUTH — After initially saying she was content with the outcome of the Nov. 4 election, Republican Cathy Manchester of Gray has called for a recount after her apparent narrow loss to Falmouth Democrat Cathy Breen in state Senate District 25. Manchester officially made the req...

  • Veterans groups, churches collecting turkeys, cash

    YARMOUTH — Frozen turkeys and cash donations are being accepted Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9-11 a.m., at the Log Cabin on Main Street. American Legion Post 91, the AMVETS, VFW, and local churches will be collecting the donations for the Yarmouth Food Pantry, the Cumberland/North Yarmout...

  • North Yarmouth Academy hires new head of school

    YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy has hired a Colorado educator as the new head of school. Benjamin Jackson will start the job on July 1, 2015. The position is currently held on an interim basis by John Drisko, NYA’s assistant head of school and head of the Upper Scho...

  • Yarmouth program hopes to take bite out of dental assistant shortage

    YARMOUTH — A dentist and his wife are offering a new dental assistant training program for people in the area, whether they're young and new to the workforce or older and looking for a career change. Brian and Marcy Boynton of Yarmouth Dental on Forest Falls Drive on Oct. 31 announce...

  • Portland panel: Redesign Congress Square without hotel event center

    PORTLAND — The committee studying ways to reconfigure Congress Square will not recommend selling part of the plaza to the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel when it reports back to the City Council next week. By a 10-5 vote, co-chairman Councilor David Marshall said Monday, the Congres...

  • Yarmouth likely to form railroad quiet-zone committee

    YARMOUTH — With the possibility of a 2 a.m. train coming through town every day, the Town Council is considering forming a citizen's committee to study whether the town can safely eliminate the sound of train whistles. At a workshop Nov. 6 and an operations committee meeting Nov. 10,...

  • Falmouth council weighs truck traffic regulations

    FALMOUTH — While no action was taken, the Town Council discussed regulation of commercial vehicles on town roads at its meeting Monday night. The issue stemmed from concerns about traffic on Brook Road, where a resident said an ordinance prohibiting commercial truck traffic was ...

  • Portland parade, ceremony honor veterans

    Members of Portland VFW Post 6859 march on Congress Street Tuesday during the annual Veterans Day parade. The parade concluded at City Hall with a ceremony featuring remarks from Mayor Michael Brennan and recently re-elected U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.