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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Bath Comp Plan update suggests new zones, creation of Conservation Commission

    BATH — This year's update to the city's 1997 Comprehensive Plan, approved by the Bath City Council early this month, calls for new zones and the establishment of a Conservation Commission. City Planner Jim Upham said this month that the city aims to have completed all of the zoni...

  • Solar panels at Freeport library could lighten the electricity bill

    FREEPORT — In a continuing effort to save energy, money, and resources, the Town Council Tuesday night unanimously endorsed an application to the Public Utilities Commission for solar panels at the library. The Renewable Resources grant is for nearly $45,000 and the local match would be $11,000 f...

  • Teacher of the Year a pulpit for Falmouth's Grover

    Second-grade teacher Kevin Grover, Maine's 2010 Teacher of the Year, helps Benjamin Friedman with his reading at Lunt School in Falmouth.

  • Yarmouth group to propose alternatives to CMP transmission line project

    YARMOUTH — It has been more than a year since Central Maine Power Co. submitted a formal request to the Public Utilities Commission to upgrade transmission lines throughout Maine, but public hearings... 2

  • Fundraising season in full swing

    The line of participants curves around Back Cove on Saturday, Sept. 20, during the annual Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk.The event raised nearly $25,000 and helped raise awareness about childhood cancer.

  • Aw, shucks

    Students shucked 1,500 ears of corn Monday at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland as part of Maine Harvest Lunch, a program that brings local foods into the school lunch program. The students will get to eat the corn later in the week with their lunches.

  • Meeting Oct. 6 for Portland school volunteers

    PORTLAND — There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for anyone interested in volunteering in the Portland public schools. The Portland Education Foundation is sponsoring the orientation from 4-6 p.m. at

  • Jurors acquit North Yarmouth firefighter accused of sexually abusing teenage firefighter trainee

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland and Portland firefighter who faced eight charges of sexual abuse of a minor was found innocent on all eight counts Monday afternoon. Arguments in the case against Craig Rawnsley, 42, of North Yarmouth, began Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Cumberland County Superior Court a...