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  • Meals on Wheels provider hopes participants will warm to microwaveable meals

    SCARBOROUGH — The local organization that runs the southern Maine Meals on Wheels program has implemented a change to its food preparation that will allow it to continue and potentially expand its level of service. But just the word change can be hard to swallow. Dire...

  • Freeport artist gives new meaning to 'recycling'

    FREEPORT — Most of us see a bucket of old bike parts as junk, useless scrap destined for the landfill. Worn out cogs, broken chains, flat tires and warped disc breaks do not strike the average person as potential works of art. But that is exactly how Angela Armstrong sees them. ...

  • Regional School Unit 5 budget rests with voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham go to the polls Thursday, June 25, to either approve or reject a $23.5 million school budget for Regional School Unit 5. This is the first RSU 5 budget validation referendum, although residents from the three towns approved the budget's 18...

  • Freeport superintendent to lead Wells-Ogunquit school district

    FREEPORT — Superintendent of Schools Elaine Tomaszewski, who was not picked to head consolidated Regional School Unit 5, will leave July 1 to become superintendent of the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District in York County. Tomaszewski has been the superintendent of Freeport ...

  • Lost financial records returned to North Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH – After many years in the collection at the Yarmouth Historical Society, a book containing financial records from 1735 through 1799 has been returned to North Yarmouth, completing the town's records dating back to 1680. "The book is falling apart and is brittle," North Ya...

  • Bartlett Circle needs $100K to complete Phase I updates

    YARMOUTH — Four months ago, operators of Bartlett Circle asked residents for help raising money to repair dilapidated housing units. Now, thanks to continuing fundraising efforts and lower-than-expected contractor costs, construction has started. The 28-unit, low-income housing c...

  • Portland councilor decries transfer station changes

    PORTLAND — Changes to fees and acceptable items at the city transfer station go into effect July 1, and at least one city councilor says the new rules are upsetting her constituents. As of July 1, residents will no longer be able to use their e-cards to dispose of remodeling waste and... 2

  • Portland Charter Commission on Twitter, Facebook? Not really

    PORTLAND — Members of the new Charter Commission elected leaders June 18. But they say they know nothing about Web-based social networking sites that are using the commission to attract followers and promote causes. A