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  • Portland vigil protests Ferguson decision

    More than 300 people turned out in Portland's Monument Square on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this year in Ferguson, Missouri. The peaceful protest, which featured a candlel...

  • Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions

    PORTLAND — A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided city Planning Board members and the public a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. "We did the site walk to get a sense of scale of the site and what proposed heights would look like," property own...

  • Falmouth residents encouraged to take budget survey

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has created a survey for residents to assist in prioritizing the municipal budget for fiscal year 2011. The survey is available on the town's Web site,

  • Yarmouth teachers accept 1-year salary freeze

    YARMOUTH — In the face of budget shortfalls and reductions in state funding, the town and teachers have agreed to a one-year salary freeze. The new contract was ratified by members of the Yarmouth Educators Association and unanimously approved by the School Board on Thursday, Ja...

  • North Yarmouth nixes silver bullets in favor of curbside recycling

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not everyone is pleased that the town has put a silver bullet in its silver-bullet recycling containers. The containers at the fire barn were removed Jan. 15 in favor of the town's curbside recycling program. The Board of Selectmen voted Dec. 1 to make the chang...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to avoid tax increase in upcoming budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen is aiming for a fiscal 2011 budget that triggers no increase in taxes,  Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a homeowner will pay less, she noted. For instance, if resident...

  • North Yarmouth Dems to caucus Jan. 31

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The North Yarmouth Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect municipal officers and county committee members and talk about Maine policy issues. The caucus will be held in theTown Office meeting room at ...

  • Yarmouth students raise fuel assistance funds

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth High School Interact Club will host a Pond Party on Sunday, Jan. 24, to raise money for the Yarmouth fuel assistance fund. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pond behind the Log Cabin on Main Street. There will be a bonfire, refreshmen...

  • R.I.P. Herbie: Yarmouth's 'monster of a tree' inspires to the very end

    YARMOUTH — The largest American elm tree in New England, affectionately known as Herbie, came crashing to the ground Tuesday morning. The majestic tree grew for more than 200 years and was removed in a little over five hours. A few dozen onlookers and news crews watched quietly,...

  • Skiing talk planned by Cumberland Historical Society

    CUMBERLAND — A narrated slideshow will be offered by the Ski Museum of Maine and Cumberland Historical Society on Thursday, Jan. 21. “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine” will be presented at the society at the Mabel I. Wilson School library...