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  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Russell, Morris vie for Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Donald Russell and James Morris are running for the Board of Selectmen seat currently held by Michelle Derr, who has chosen not to seek re-election. Dorothy Gardner, meanwhile, is running unopposed for re-election to the Regional School Unit 75 Board of Directors. ...

  • Workforce housing funds, FairPoint easement on Harpswell ballot

    HARPSWELL — The town will hold a special Town Meeting on Election Day, Nov. 3, to decide whether to authorize a grant for a workforce housing subdivision, and to grant FairPoint Communications an easement to install utilities on a new cellphone tower. Both questions will be asked ...

  • Yarmouth councilors to discuss road improvements, sidewalk cafes, excise tax

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings Thursday, Oct. 1, to discuss sidewalk cafes, the excise tax referendum and a plan to build Route 1 roundabouts at the intersections of Forest Falls Road, Hannaford and East Main Street. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, adding ...

  • Yarmouth energy panel finds CMP billed town for non-existent street lights

    YARMOUTH — While collecting data to reduce the costs of street lights, the Yarmouth Energy Savers committee found that Central Maine Power Co. was billing the town for nearly 30 lights that did not exist. Dan Jellis, town engineer, said most of the billing mistakes were due to du...

  • Audubon uses grant to clear Falmouth property of invasive trees, plants

    Assistant Property Manager Bob Bittenbender, left, volunteer Eric Handley and, on the tractor, Property Management Director Robert Savage at the Maine Audubon Center at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, which received a $22,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to assist in ridding the 65-acre ...

  • Route 88 in Yarmouth due for improvement, Route 1 study goes to Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Two major road improvement projects are on the horizon in Yarmouth. The Route 88 paving project could begin soon, and Phase II of the Route 1 corridor study has been endorsed by the Planning Board and is scheduled to go before the Town Council for approval Thursday, Oc...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to dissuade users of recycling containers

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's silver bullet recycling containers will be moved to the parking lot of the town office the week of Oct. 12 in what is hoped will be a money-saving measure. The Board of Selectmen approved the move at its Sept. 16 meeting, according to Robert Wood, who ser...

  • Portland chief promises Bayside residents more access to police

    PORTLAND — Bayside residents frustrated over what they say is an increase in alcohol-fueled crimes in their neighborhood met with local law enforcement authorities and Preble Street Resource Center officials Tuesday to figure out how to curb the activity. That behavior includes public...