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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...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Topsham cell tower developer now looks to March

    TOPSHAM — The company that wants to build a 103-foot cellular communications tower in Topsham Heights missed last week’s deadline to submit documentation for the Tuesday, Feb. 2, Planning Board meeting, but expects to be in time for the first March meeting.Mariner Tower ...

  • Topsham selectmen halt sale of town-owned lot

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 21 to halt the sale of a town-owned lot. Bids for the 3.1-acre property, near Route 196 and Robert Hill Road and bordered by two gravel pits, were due by Dec. 30 and were originally going to be opened at the board’s J...

  • Falmouth residents speak out against proposed natural resource protections

    FALMOUTH — The town is once again weighing tighter natural resource protection rules against the potential cost to property owners. The issue came before the Town Council Monday night, Jan. 25, with the town's Long Range Planning Advisory Committee's presentation of highlights from i...

  • Regier is Freeport's Citizen of the Year

    FREEPORT — Thoughtful, skilled, mild-mannered, yet determined. Those are a few of the words used to describe the town's Citizen of the Year, Rod Regier. Town Councilor Charlotte Bishop honored Regier at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, for his nearly 30 years of...

  • Brunswick renovation project fails to boost local subcontractors

    BRUNSWICK — A renovation project billed as a local stimulus project will be more regional than anticipated. The Town Council learned Monday that a $780,000 project to retrofit an 1854 building on Union Street to accommodate local retirement services provider People Plus will involve ...

  • Harpswell changes Town Meeting to March 20 to accommodate SAD 75 vote

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen voted Jan. 21 to change Town Meeting from March 13 to March 20. The vote follows a recent decision by School Administrative District 75 to schedule a March 9 referendum on the closing of the West Harpswell School. The move by selectmen will a...

  • Showdown looms over hunting in North Yarmouth; selectmen OK May turkey hunt

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday evening to allow weekday turkey hunting this May at Old Town House Park. The board’s decision echoed a recommendation by the Recreation Commission earlier this month, but doesn't go far enough to appeas...

  • Wolfe's Neck Farm expands DIY series in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Wolfe's Neck Farm Do-It-Yourself series was so popular last year, it has returned with additional classes for beginners and advanced learners. People can make their own bread, scarves, socks, jams and cheese, and can learn about gardening, composting and maple sug...