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  • Brunswick dog day-care business has tails wagging

    BRUNSWICK — When she opened Blue Dog Day Care in November, Meghan Osborne suspected business would be good, but she didn't expect to have a full house every day. "I don't know if I thought we were going to reach the limit in the first two months," Osborne said, in an interview at the...

  • Harpswell town planner heading to Topsham

    HARPSWELL — Carol Eyerman, who has led the town's Planning Department for seven years, is leaving, but she isn't going far.  Eyerman, who was hired as Harpswell's town planner in 2007, has accepted a position as assistant town planner in Topsham. She expects to start in ear...

  • Call for help: Cumberland County sees itself as solution to dispatch dilemma facing towns

    FALMOUTH — When most people dial 911, their biggest concern is getting emergency service as quickly as possible. The location of the person who answers the call is probably far from the caller's mind. But as budget crises force more Maine communities to make drastic cuts, some towns ...

  • Portland Planning Board OKs Old Port hotel, North Deering bank

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a new hotel development for the former Jordan's Meat property in the Old Port. Developer Mark Woglom, president of New Hampshire-based Opechee Construction Corp, said interior demolition has already begun at the 207-209 bl...

  • West End waste watchers

    Suzanne Bryan returns to Rieche School in Portland on April 10 to drop off a bag of trash after taking part in the annual Spring Clean-Up Day organized by the West End Neighborhood Association. Volunteers went throughout the neighborhood looking for trash and dog poop to clean up, and they found it.

  • Petition drive aims to keep emergency dispatch in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Two days after the Town Council approved consolidation of emergency dispatch with Brunswick, a petition drive was launched to overrule the council and keep the service in town. "I have learned to never say never," sa...

  • Falmouth to issue 20 new moorings at Town Landing

    FALMOUTH — There's good news on the horizon for at least 20 of the 132 people on the  waiting list for a mooring at Town Landing. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve changes to the Coastal Waters Ordinance that will allow 20 new applications for moorings a...

  • Falmouth School Board to vote on new principal for high school

    FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools Barbara Powers announced Monday that she will recommend the appointment of Gregg Palmer to replace Allyn Hutton as high school principal. Hutton is leaving at the end of the school year to become superintendent of the Kittery school district. ...

  • Absentee ballots available for Portland school budget vote

    PORTLAND — Absentee ballots for the May 11 school budget referendum are available at City Hall, but they cannot be returned until at least May 4 because the City Council must first approve the school budget. The council vote is scheduled for May 3. The ballot will ask resident...

  • 11 Cumberland County libraries receive national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven libraries in Cumberland County are among 17 in the state to receive national recognition. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced on April 9 that the libraries – including those at Portland's Reiche, Lyseth and Clifford elementary schools; Cumber...