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  • Tree-lightings, fruit sale on tap in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — The town's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, a 35-year tradition, will be held Sunday, Nov. 30. Meanwhile, the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club is also holding a tree lighting that night in North Yarmouth, and is raising scholarship funds through its annual holiday c...

  • 'Knit a Hat, Warm a Heart' in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A Common Yarn, an adult textile group at the Falmouth Memorial Library, is soliciting knitters and yarn donations for the third annual "Knit a Hat, Warm a Heart" hat drive for the Falmouth Food Pantry. Yarn donations are put into kits with a simple hat pattern. Knitte...

  • Cumberland council sets Route 88 referendum for March 2

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to schedule a special, citizen-initiated referendum March 2 on whether the town should borrow up to $4.5 million to improve Route 88 (Foreside Road). Councilor Mike Perfetti, who cast the dissenting vote, said he preferred a June&nb...

  • Falmouth Republicans caucus Feb. 6

    FALMOUTH — The Republican Town Committee will caucus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the council chambers of Falmouth Town Hall. Elections will be held for delegates to the GOP state convention and a straw poll will be taken for GOP gubernatorial candidates. For more information, c...

  • Yarmouth family hopes to reinvigorate Chebeague Island Inn

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The Chebeague Island Inn's new owners say they are determined to have it live up to its potential.Casey Prentice, who runs the Prentice Organization real estate development firm in Yarmouth, and his parents, Gerri and Richard, agreed to buy the property from Marth...

  • Freeport Community Services to hold fundraiser

    FREEPORT — As a way to help residents in need and to raise money for Freeport Community Services, the public is invited to a White Nights Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 53 Depot St. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, live jazz and silent and live ...

  • Brunswick councilors frustrated by lack of details on tax deal for Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to return a portion of property taxes to the developer of the Maine Street Station project elicited a near unanimous chorus of frustration from the Town Council on Monday. Most councilors appeared willing to support the so-called credit enhancement provision, w...

  • Free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Free cervical cancer screenings will be available this month in honor of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The screenings will take place Saturday, Jan. 30, at Maine Medical Center Breast Care Center, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough. The program is being offered by t...

  • Public Utilities Commission delays vote on probe of Casco Bay Lines

    PORTLAND — The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants more information from the public and Casco Bay Lines before it decides whether to open an investigation into last year's fare hikes by the ferry operator. The commission was expected to vote Monday, Jan. 25, on a recommendation f...

  • $63.1M bid to replace Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Only three companies submitted bids to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Transportation said the lowest bid was submitted by Reed & Reed Construction, which said the project could be completed for $63.1 million. La...