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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Scholarships awarded to Portland-area music students

    PORTLAND — The Rossini Club of Portland has announced its 2010 music scholarship winners. First place and winner of the $2,000 Rand Scholarship went to Portland resident Kallie Ciechomski, who will enter a master's program in viola at the Manhattan School of Music in New York this fa...

  • Bombs bursting in air, and on the ground

    The Portland Symphony Orchestra plays the 1812 Overture as fireworks begin over Portland's Eastern Promenade and Casco Bay on Independence Day. The annual Fourth of July celebration was rescued by private donations after the city elminated public funding this year.

  • Fire destroys dock on Cousins Island in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday morning, July 2, that destroyed a private dock off Wills Way on Cousins Island. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Robitaille, the fire call came in at 3:04 a.m. The dock, the ramp leading to the water and a small boat were dest...

  • Celebrating strawberries in Cape Elizabeth

    Kaitlyn, 5, and Rylie McIntyre, 3, dance to the music at the second annual Strawberry Fest on June 26 at Maxwell's Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The event, put on by the Cape Farm Alliance, offered an array of edible strawberry concoctions, including strawberry pizza from FlatBread Co., and a full day of ...

  • Books galore in Brunswick

    Book lovers from around the area converged on the Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium last weekend for the annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. More than 50,000 books, tapes, CDs and DVDs were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Curtis Memorial Library.

  • Scarborough concert series continues on Thursdays

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Community Chamber, in partnership with Scarborough Community Services, is sponsoring the annual free summer concert series in Memorial Park. The series features performances in a range of musical genres on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8,...

  • Independent review ordered for South Portland High School renovation proposal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Skeptical of how voters will react to a $47.2 million high school renovation bond, the City Council Monday got behind ordering an independent review of the renovation plan. The council has been asked by the School Board to put the bond question on the November ballot...

  • South Portland parents sought for school task forces

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department is looking for eight parents to serve on three study groups that could lead to major changes within the district. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said there are no specific qualifications to serve on the study groups, other than being a parent of a...