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  • Cumberland voters to decide $3M public beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — After lengthy and sometimes heated discussion Monday, the Town Council voted unanimously to send a proposed $3 million purchase of beach property to voters in November. But public opinion was much more divided, and often critical. Some residents criticized the spe...

  • Falmouth library seeks Nov. 4 vote on expansion

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday was receptive to a request from the Falmouth Memorial Library board to hold a voter referendum on a bond for library expansion, but showed concern about the board's ability to fund half the project. Board President Mark Porada asked the council t...

  • Cost of outfitting Brunswick meeting space doubles; People Plus move could be delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The cost for the town to finish meeting space at Maine Street Station will be double the original estimate, according to town staff. Town Manager Gary Brown last week advised the Town Council that the new meeting facility at 16 Station Ave. would require an additional $55,...

  • Questions precede Brunswick base agency vote on Oxford Aviation proposal

    BATH — Over the last 20 years, Oxford Aviation's pursuit of growth and public funding has benefited from the private company's political ties in Augusta.  But with a vote on the company's bid to expand at Brunswick Naval Air Station expected in about a month, it remains to be seen ... 2

  • South Portland School Board member dies unexpectedly

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School Board member Michael Eastman died Monday night at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The 69-year-old Eastman had been on life support at the hospital since he collapsed on Wednesday, Sept. 9, while working out at a local gym. He received medical treatment a...

  • Fire damages building in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — Fire and police officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out late this morning on a third-floor deck above Wharf Street in the Old Port, according to Police Department Lt Tony Ward. The deck is in the same building as Gritty McDuff's and is attached to of...

  • Jetport gets $9M federal grant for explosives detection system for checked baggage

    PORTLAND — The Portland International Jetport was awarded a $9.2 million federal grant for a new security system capable of scanning checked baggage for explosive materials.   The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a ranking member of the Senate ...

  • Water main break restricts traffic on Ocean Street in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are asking motorists to avoid Ocean Street between Broadway and Highland Avenue while Portland Water District crews repair a broken water main. The main at the Broadway-Highland Avenue intersection broke at about 1 a.m., police said in a press release Wednesda...

  • Falmouth council likely to exempt development from sewer connection fees

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors on Monday indicated they will exempt Ridgewood Estates from a $150,000 sewer connection fee, but will wait until their next meeting for a clean copy of the contract before voting on the proposal. The agreement would exempt the 75-unit development off Fa...

  • Long-time Falmouth police officer retires

    FALMOUTH — A police officer familiar to generations of residents has retired from the force. Sgt. Bradford Walker left the Police Department recently after 35 years of service. He was a sergeant for more than 20 years and throughout his career worked rotating shifts. B...