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  • Cumberland council approves first phase of veterans memorial

    CUMBERLAND – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to erect a veterans monument at Moss Side Cemetery. The council also authorized the collection of donations for the monument. Town Manager Bill Shane said the Cumberland Veterans Monument Committee wanted the OK to solicit...

  • With no comment from public, Falmouth councilors OK closing fire station

    FALMOUTH — No one came forward to speak about the permanent closure of the Pleasant Hill Fire Station at Monday's Town Council meeting. Without public comments, councilors voted unanimously to accept a

  • Healthy choices in Portland schools

    Students dressed as fruits and vegetables on Jan. 7 at Lincoln Middle School in Portland to celebrate the success of the "Let's Go" healthy lifestyle initiative, which targets childhood obesity, and the launch of a new program at the school. The campaign helps kids aim for a daily regimen of five...

  • Cumberland rec director to resign, begin 'Chapter 2'

    CUMBERLAND — After nearly 20 years as the town's community education and recreation director, Bill Landis is planning to step down and begin the next chapter of his life.The man who Town Manager Bill Shane calls the “true Ambassador of Cumberland” gave notice to his boss last mo...

  • Investigation continues into Portland home invasion, shooting

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the shooting of two people in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 8. Officers were called to 25 Rackleff St. at 1:40 a.m. to investigate a report of shots being fired and a person being shot. When police arrived, they found a man and a woman had been s...

  • With help of Chinese teacher, Yarmouth launches Asian studies program

    YARMOUTH — As difficult as it has been for Xiao Chunzhi to leave her husband and 17-year old daughter in China, she decided to take the opportunity to visit Maine and teach her language, culture and history to high school students. Xiao has never been out of her country or away ...

  • Yarmouth council OKs funds for Cousins Island Community House, hears plan to turn off street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending $35,000 from surplus to fix the roof of the Cousins Island Community House. According to a memo from Town Engineer Dan Jellis, there are two proposals being considered: removal and replacement of the roof, or repair of th...

  • New policy shifts more road repair costs from state to municipalities

    PORTLAND — Local taxpayers will have to dig deeper to pay for road repairs that were once the state's responsibility because major roads that do not meet minimum engineering standards are no longer eligible for state funding. Some examples include Ocean Avenue in Portland, Broadway in So...