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  • Falmouth police to provide drug take-back

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will be sponsoring a drug take-back program on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event, which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be in the lobby of the Police Department at 2 Marshall Drive.  The goal is to...

  • Cumberland council OKs bond for senior housing work

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a 20-year bond of $740,000 primarily to fund senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, and are long overdue, Town Manager Bi...

  • Police officer cut from SAD 51 budget gets reprieve for new school year

    CUMBERLAND — Although the position was not included in the school budget, School Administrative District 51 will retain the police officer assigned to the school system in the new school year. The school resource officer, a position historically about 70 percent funded by the Cumberla...

  • Burned Cumberland home to be demolished; state asked to reduce speed limits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday approved the demolition of a burned-out house on Valley Road, appeasing residents who were concerned about the safety of the structure. Councilors also discussed an ordinance that could allow residential windmills and authorized a request to...

  • Correction

    A story last week about the 48-Hour Film Festival should not have said Jeff Day was a member of the team that created the film "Mail Boat" in 2008. Day was involved with "A Briefcase of Love," made by members of the "Mail Boat" team in February 2009.

  • Coastal Studies for Girls hosts construction class in Freeport; students arrive in 6 months

    FREEPORT — The Coastal Studies for Girls school will gain a tool shed for its campus, and a handful of local women will gain carpentry experience through a class offered by

  • New leaders in place as Yarmouth schools reopen, respond to flu threat

    YARMOUTH — The school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, with a new superintendent, new principal, additional staff and an H1N1 influenza virus safety procedure for staff and students. New Superintendent Judy Paolucci said she is excited about the beginning of the school year and has been bu...

  • Yarmouth school, municipal boards explore collaboration

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council and School Committee met Aug. 20 to discuss ways to improve their collaborative efforts. The two boards agreed to work together to identify shared services and to save money. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the purpose of the meeting was ...

  • Film production studio opens in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Maine Studios, a new film production facility on Presumpscot Street, officially opened this week. Filmmakers and state leaders are hoping the studios will boost Maine's film industry. "This will bring under one roof some of Maine's most creative min... 1

  • Revitalized GrowSmart settles into Portland, receives grant

    PORTLAND — Nearly three months ago, GrowSmart Maine, the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," almost folded. Founder and Executive D...