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  • Freeport finance director moving to Arizona

    FREEPORT — The town is seeking a new finance director after Abbe Yacoben announced she is taking a job in Arizona. Yacoben, who has been finance director since March 2009, accepted a position as director of finance and budget in Avondale, Arizona. Her last day in Freeport will b...

  • Yarmouth appoints panel to study railroad quiet zones

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has appointed a citizen's committee to research how trains could pass quietly through town in a way that would be safe and cost effective. Councilors on Nov. 20 approved formation of the Quiet Zone Citizens Advisory Task Force to gather information on ways...

  • Freeport market owner plans major expansion if street is extended

    FREEPORT — Adam and Sheila Nappi on Tuesday night showed neighbors conceptual plans to triple the size of the Bow Street Market. Their plan depends on an extension of School Street. Nearly...

  • Fire station decision returns to Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — A hearing on the anticipated closing of Pleasant Hill Fire Station may be the biggest attraction on a full agenda at next week's Town Council meeting, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11. Although the hearing and the approval by the council isn't technically required for Town Ma...

  • Laid-off workers in Freeport, Brunswick to receive extra training, benefits

    BRUNSWICK — Employees who were laid off at Freeport's L.L. Bean and Cooper Wiring Devices in Brunswick could be eligible for retraining and job placement assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced that workers who lost th...

  • United Way of Greater Portland announces new CEO

    PORTLAND — The United Way of Greater Portland has hired a new president and chief executive officer. Suzanne McCormick will replace Meg Baxter, who served as president of the organization for 20 years. McCormick most recently has been president of the People's Regional Opportu...

  • Just chillin'

    A small but hardy band of souls plunged into the frigid waters of Casco Bay to spotlight the problem of global warming on the last day of 2009 for the Natural Resources Council of Maine's second annual Polar Plunge at East End Beach in Portland.

  • A year after Yarmouth arson fire, developers rebuild on Route 1

    YARMOUTH — The anniversary of the fire that destroyed a commercial building at 500 Route 1 is being marked with the hope for new business opportunities. Although the fire displaced more than two dozen small businesses, property owners Art and Elizabeth Dyer are rebuilding and ho...

  • Cumberland forms alliance to promote local businesses

    CUMBERLAND – A first-of-its-kind local business group hopes to promote and support businesses and bring together the town’s public and private sectors for increased economic development. Membership in the Cumberland Maine Business Association is free to all Cumberland business ...

  • Juried exhibit to spotlight best USM student art

    PORTLAND — An exhibit featuring some of the best student art will open next week at the University of Southern Maine's Area Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center. The free exhibit, "USM Juried Student Art Exhibit: Selected Works," will feature the work of USM student artists. Most of...