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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Freeport Town Council approves $9.7M municipal budget

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a $9.7 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010, including more than $14,400 for a Web site coordinator in the final hour. The budget passed 6-1 without the support of Councilor Charlotte Bishop. "This doesn't fee... 1

  • 3 Yarmouth council candidates, 2 seats; School Board uncontested

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are vying for two Town Council seats in the June election, but only one would be a newcomer to the council. Steve Woods, a member of the Planning Board, is running against incumbent long-time Councilor Erving Bickford and Carl Winslow, who is trying to return to t... 1

  • Falmouth council nixes workforce housing plan

    FALMOUTH — After establishing a commission a year ago to pursue an affordable housing development on town-owned property, the Town Council Tuesday killed the proposal. Although councilors praised the Workforce Housing Commission and Developers Collaborative for their work, most ha...

  • Freeport to host 8th Women's Ride for Heart Health

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual, all-women bike ride to promote heart health is scheduled to start on Sunday, May 31, at 9 a.m. The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will sponsor the event, and it will begin at L.L. Bean's Casco Conference Center on Casco Street in Freeport. Debora Ladne...

  • Memorial Day march

    Parade Marshal Howard Chadbourne II salutes the flag as Portland-area Girl Scouts and Brownies march past the reviewing stand on Monday during the city's Memorial Day Parade on Congress Street.

  • Teacher's wet

    Sixth-grade math teacher Sarah Gavitt takes one for the team last week in a dunk tank fundraiser put on by students in Moore Middle School's Invisible Children Club. The students raised money for a lunch program in a school attended by their pen pals in Malawi, Africa. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • SAD 51 voters deadlock on school budget

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are expected to recount ballots after Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters combined for a tie in the school budget validation referendum Tuesday. There aren't many ballots to recount: turnout in both towns was around 10 perc...

  • Falmouth council candidates to participate in public forum

    FALMOUTH — The four candidates for two Town Council seats will face off next week in a question-and-answer forum sponsored by The Forecaster. Incumbent Councilors Will Armitage and Joe Wrobleski and challengers Fred Chase and Mark Soule will answer questions submitted online by the pu... 2