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  • Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't

    FALMOUTH — The proposal for a sports bar and restaurant near Tidewater Village just got a little smaller. But opponents of the plan for Rivalries at Farm Gate Road and Clearwater Drive aren't ready to jump on board, even though the restaurant as now proposed doesn't include a second ...

  • Election 2015: Chebeague selectmen seek guidance on wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A referendum question on construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf will be presented to voters June 9, along with uncontested elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The parking lot question is non-binding, and will be used to guide the ...

  • Take your mark: Athletes, businesses gear up for regional track-and-field championships in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Business advocates hope an upcoming athletic event will create a marketing and business opportunity, too. The three-day USA Track & Field Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships will be held at Bowdoin College's Whittier Field from June 25-27. Organizers are expecting a...

  • SAD 75 voters begin budget approval process on May 27

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 will gather next week to cast the first of two votes on the district’s fiscal 2011 budget. The nearly $34.8 million spending plan will be decided at a district budget meeting at the Orion Performing Arts Center at 6:30 ...

  • Freeport faces rights complaint as deadline looms for dispatch petition

    FREEPORT — A campaign that would force a referendum on whether to keep emergency dispatch service in town is about 200 names shy of the required signatures with a week left in the petition process. Town Clerk Beverly Curry said 417 people had signed the petition as of Tuesday, May 18...

  • Falmouth council rejects harbor panel's recommendations

    FALMOUTH — Despite protests from the chairman of the Harbor and Waterfront Committee, the Town Council last week unanimously accepted a list of harbor management implementation steps suggested by the committee. The council, however, removed what committee Chairman Steve Archambault s...

  • Reading is right

    Karen Baldacci, Maine's first lady, begins the annual Read With Me campaign at Hall Elementary School in Portland on Tuesday, reading to a group of kindergarten students from this year's featured book, "The Circus Ship" by Chris Van Dusen. The program's goal is to improve literacy and reading skills...

  • MCLU challenges Falmouth council's proposed rule changes

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Town Council resolution passed last week in response to "abusive, bullying and threatening" language directed at councilors. In a May 12 letter to the council, the MCLU said the resolution and proposed council rule changes w...

  • Libby Mitchell: Augusta insider again seeks statewide success

    Editor’s note: Part of a series by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell has enjoyed a highly successful legislative c...

  • Falmouth Town Council, School Board candidates discuss the issues

    FALMOUTH — Voters will elect three town councilors and two School Board members on June 8. There are five candidates for the council and four for School Board. Here's where they stand on some of Falmouth's most significant issues. Town Council 1