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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Yarmouth prepares for crowds during Herbie's removal

    YARMOUTH — When Herbie, Yarmouth's 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm tree is removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 18, town officials want spectators to be safe and prepared. To keep the droves of residents, neighbors and expected spectators safe, Pub...

  • Developers hope to stimulate interest, funding for Falmouth open space project

    FALMOUTH — An event planned Sunday, Jan. 10, at Tidewater Farm promises to provide a glimpse of organizers' dreams for the development's 32 acres of open space. Sunday's program, the first in a monthly series of educational and recreational entertainment events, is expected to attrac...

  • Nominees sought for ecomaine awards

    PORTLAND — Ecomaine is accepting nominations for its "eco-Excellence Awards," presented annually to residents who have made a difference by increasing environmental responsibility and sustainability in their communities. Nominations, along with a brief description of the nominee's gr...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls prepares for February opening in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Faculty and staff are completing last-minute details before the country's first residential science and leadership semester high school for girls opens next month. Ginger Jones, development and marketing director for

  • Opinions mixed in Cape Elizabeth workshop on fees at Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although voters rejected non-resident fees for use of Fort Williams Park in November 2006, the discussion has resurfaced in anticipation of tighter budgets in coming years. At a Town Council workshop Monday night, about 50 residents gathered to hear about the Fo...

  • Community arts center proposed for Portland's East Bayside

    PORTLAND — A former church on Mayo Street, vacant for more than two years, may once again open as a community and arts center. Local artist Blainor McGough has applied to the city for permission to turn 10-12 Mayo St. into Mayo Street Arts, which would include a gallery, performance ...

  • Portland could provide home for JFK aircraft carrier

    PORTLAND — A decommissioned U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is being proposed as a permanent museum along the city's waterfront. The City Council Monday night unanimously approved sending a letter of support to the Navy on behalf of a local group trying to bring the USS John F. Kennedy to...

  • Cumberland County preps for 250th anniversary

    PORTLAND — Planning is underway for Cumberland County's 250th anniversary. To kick off the county's 250th year, county government is sponsoring a logo contest for students living in Cumberland County. Assistant County Manager Bill Whitten said county officials hope the celebra...