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  • Falmouth library seeks Nov. 4 vote on expansion

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday was receptive to a request from the Falmouth Memorial Library board to hold a voter referendum on a bond for library expansion, but showed concern about the board's ability to fund half the project. Board President Mark Porada asked the council t...

  • Portland developers seek zoning change for Munjoy Hill housing-commercial project

    PORTLAND — What is now an auto service center at 155 Washington Ave. could become the newest entry in the burgeoning Munjoy Hill housing market. Developers Ronald Gan and Jed Rathband are seeking a zoning change for two lots near the corner of Washington Avenue and Cove Street to bui...

  • Parades, fireworks, more for the July 4 weekend in Freeport

    FREEPORT — In many area towns, including Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cumberland, July Fourth will be a quiet day, with no town-sponsored activities planned. But in Freeport, it's a different story. Freeport's Independence Day activities start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning w...

  • Good to be Greek

    The annual Greek Festival drew several thousand people to Holy Trinity Greek Church at Pleasant and Park streets in Portland June 25-27 for three days of dancing and food celebrating Greek culture. Here, people joined in a traditional Greek dance while others waited patiently in the long food lines....

  • Yarmouth student helps save the world 1 pair of jeans at a time

    YARMOUTH — As fifth-grader Emma Flanders read through National Geographic Kids this spring, an article jumped out at her: "Donate Jeans and Help us Set a Guinness World Record," the headline said. Flanders decided it was time to make a difference. "I lo...

  • Lobster celebration

    Andrew Feigleson, left, Nick Karahalios, owner of the Maine Lobster & Seafood Co., and Bill Exley serve up lobster and corn on the cob dinners at the Falmouth Rotary's first Lobster Festival at the Maine State Pier in Portland on June 27. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • L.L. Bean concert series in Freeport supports local charities

    FREEPORT — This is 11th year L.L. Bean is hosting a free summer concert series, but the first year the events have a charitable element. Bean spokeswoman Kathy Whitney said concert-goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the 12 concerts. She said the donations will help b...

  • Yarmouth Town Council to discuss wind ordinance, Madeline Point construction

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meets Thursday night, July 2, for a workshop to discuss construction at Madeline Point, a proposed dinghy program at the Little John and Wharf Road facilities, and small wind energy systems proposed by the Planning Board. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, all...

  • Portland Somalis grow skills, produce at Falmouth's River Point

    FALMOUTH — The garter snake had just reached the top of the five-gallon bucket after somehow slithering up the slippery plastic side when Bootz Sharrif, 16, picked it up and examined its tortuous body and gently tried to touch its forked tongue. Mahad Warsame, 16, and Ilhan Hilowl...

  • Agency asks feds to investigate Portland's allocation of community development funds

    PORTLAND — A local nonprofit agency is accusing the city of ignoring the needs of low-income and minority residents and has asked the federal government to investigate the city's allocation of bonus community development funds it recieved as part of the federal stimulus package. P...