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  • Falmouth wine shop prepares for final tasting

    FALMOUTH — After 22 years, it's time to put the cork back in the bottle. Early next month, the long-running wine and gift store Cork & Barrel will close its doors after a final event – a wine tasting on Friday, May 2. Owner Connie Koengeter is calling the wine t...

  • Topsham selectmen send $8.5M budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — A proposed $8.54 million budget, a decrease of nearly $32,000 from the current fiscal year, goes to a Town Meeting vote May 14. The Board of Selectmen on April 10 unanimously approved the proposal and several warrant articles, which voters will consider by line item next mo...

  • Campbell, Brown vie for SAD 51 seat in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — Two newcomers will face off for one School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors seat June 9, while three incumbents are running unopposed for the Town Council. Karen Campbell and Michael Brown each said they were motivated to run for the SAD 51 board when, j...

  • SAD 51 sends failed budget back to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — Voters will get a second chance to vote on a $28 million school budget after School Administrative District 51 directors voted Monday to resubmit the spending plan in a second validation referendum on June 16. The budget failed in an improbable tie vote in Cumberland...

  • Cumberland high school grad will follow the signs

    CUMBERLAND — After graduating from Greely High School next Sunday, Isabelle Pisini is hoping she'll be able to keep working with her hands. The Washington, D.C., college she'll attend – Catholic University of America – doesn't have a major in her field. But she's hoping that ...

  • Falmouth council hopefuls face off in candidates forum

    FALMOUTH — The four candidates running for Town Council weighed in Monday on some of the town's hot topics during a Candidates Night sponsored by The Forecaster. Moderator Andy Sparks interspersed questions seeking individual answers with others that sought single-word, written an...

  • Porter challenges Napolitano for North Yarmouth selectman seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Two candidates are competing for one seat on the Board of Selectmen in the June 9 election. Incumbent Paul Napolitano is being challenged by Tim Porter. In addition to the selectman election, Todd Nicholson is running unopposed for the School Administr...

  • No hurdle too big for Freeport High School senior

    FREEPORT — Kathy Stilkey has lived with cerebral palsy since she was a child, but she hasn't let it prevent her from pursuing her dreams. This fall, Stilkey, 18, will attend the University of Maine at Farmington to pursue an education and career in acting. Stilkey sai...

  • Huge lobster roll, lots of music at Old Port Fest

    PORTLAND — The 36th Annual Old Port Festival takes place Sunday, June 7. This year's unofficial kick-off to summer features seven music stages throughout the Old Port, an exotic petting zoo, rock climbing wall, amusement rides for kids – and what promoters hope will be a record-... 2

  • 'To comfort all her friends': Vigil for slain teenager attracts large Portland crowd

    PORTLAND — More than 150 people gathered Monday evening in front of a Cumberland Avenue apartment building to remember the life of an 18-year-old girl who was killed there one week earlier. The vigil in memory of Zoe Sarnacki attracted friends, family members and strangers. Lois R...