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  • Portland City Council works on welfare strategy

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday girded themselves for the potential $7 million loss of state aid reimbursements to the city's General Assistance program. "I don't think we can afford to pick up what the state won't pay for," Councilor Jill Duson said in a workshop session that f...

  • Portland garage policy piques islanders

    PORTLAND — A change at the Casco Bay Lines garage has stirred island residents who say it means they can't use the Commercial Street building. Last month, island residents who pay for monthly parking received letters telling them they had to come in by Feb. 24 to renew their passes b...

  • Cumberland business group meets Feb. 3

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Maine Business Association will hold its first quarterly meeting and networking event at the Val Halla banquet center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Town officials will discuss the benefits of being an association member, as well as the ongoing effor...

  • Former Yarmouth real estate broker indicted for theft

    YARMOUTH — A former commercial real estate broker was indicted Jan. 8 on a count of theft by deception. A Cumberland County grand jury handed up the indictment charging Daniel J. Coyne with raising money to finance a real estate development that allegedly did not exist. A...

  • Cumberland council sets Route 88 referendum for March 2

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to schedule a special, citizen-initiated referendum March 2 on whether the town should borrow up to $4.5 million to improve Route 88 (Foreside Road). Councilor Mike Perfetti, who cast the dissenting vote, said he preferred a June&nb...

  • Falmouth Republicans caucus Feb. 6

    FALMOUTH — The Republican Town Committee will caucus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the council chambers of Falmouth Town Hall. Elections will be held for delegates to the GOP state convention and a straw poll will be taken for GOP gubernatorial candidates. For more information, c...

  • Yarmouth family hopes to reinvigorate Chebeague Island Inn

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The Chebeague Island Inn's new owners say they are determined to have it live up to its potential.Casey Prentice, who runs the Prentice Organization real estate development firm in Yarmouth, and his parents, Gerri and Richard, agreed to buy the property from Marth...

  • Freeport Community Services to hold fundraiser

    FREEPORT — As a way to help residents in need and to raise money for Freeport Community Services, the public is invited to a White Nights Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 53 Depot St. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, live jazz and silent and live ...

  • Wolfe's Neck Farm expands DIY series in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Wolfe's Neck Farm Do-It-Yourself series was so popular last year, it has returned with additional classes for beginners and advanced learners. People can make their own bread, scarves, socks, jams and cheese, and can learn about gardening, composting and maple sug...

  • Yarmouth schools set budget schedule, prepare for reduced funding

    YARMOUTH — School officials are working to find savings and plan for the future in light of a nearly $520,000 reduction in state funding this year and an estimated $1.2 million reduction in fiscal 2011. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the schools have nearly made up...