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  • Proposals due for neglected fire station on Yarmouth's Cousins Island

    YARMOUTH — The town, which hopes to sell the aging Cousins Island Fire Station, is accepting proposals for its redevelopment next week. Proposals for the fire station at 373 Cousins St. must be submitted to Town Hall by 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. The Town Council decide...

  • Tennis event benefits Falmouth cancer patient

    FALMOUTH — The local tennis community will hold a mixed doubles round robin competition this weekend to raise money for Biggi Brookes, a dedicated tennis player who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. The event on Sunday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Foreside Fitness & Ten...

  • South Portland voters could have last word on Willard Beach dog access

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents trying to ban dogs from Willard Beach for six months each year have collected enough signatures to put the decision before voters. City Clerk Sue Mooney said she has authenticated more than the 925 signatures needed to put a referendum question on the No...

  • Harpswell residents criticize school consolidation option

    HARPSWELL — There was little support expressed for consolidating the town's two schools Wednesday at a Board of Selectmen public hearing. The meeting followed the completion on Monday of a finding of fact by the Strategic Planning Action Team of School Administrative District 75 ...

  • Class of 2009: Freeport, Greely, Yarmouth

    Karin Oransky and Wesley Skold lead the Freeport High School Class of 2009 into graduation ceremonies on June 7 at the high school gym. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Topsham selectmen approve lower code fees

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on June 4 unanimously approved two amendments to the town's code enforcement fee schedule, changes that Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. "For the number...

  • Voter turnout too low to change South Portland Charter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials said they are not giving up on amending the City Charter after voter turnout on Tuesday was insufficient to support a change. Although 60 percent of voters supported a charter amendment and 64 percent supported a $3 million bond to replace the Long Cree...

  • Mt. Ararat senior skips ceremony for career in Marines

    TOPSHAM — Six days before his fellow Mt. Ararat High School seniors don graduation gowns and turn tassels, Aaron Carrigan left home and embarked on a career with the U.S. Marine Corps. The 18-year-old lifelong Topsham resident is stationed at Parris Island, S.C.. Last week he sa...

  • Budget passes 1st test at Bath council

    BATH — The City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to a $14.2 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. Final passage is expected on Wednesday, June 24. While next year's budget is smaller than the current $18.2 million budget, Finance Director/Tax Collector Juli...

  • School repairs to begin in July after South Portland voters OK bond, budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A day after 57 percent of voters supported a $5.8 million bond for repairs to the high school and two middle schools, school officials were wasting no time soliciting bids for about half of the improvements. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said Wednesday ...