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  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Vote on closing of Harpswell school set for March Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Harpswell voters will decide at Town Meeting in March whether to close the West Harpswell School. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted unanimously Dec. 10 to schedule the referendum after the Maine Department of Education approved the board's ...

  • 5th annual Yule Market to be held Dec. 18

    CUMBERLAND — The fifth annual Yule Market will be held at Skillin’s Greenhouses, 210 Gray Road (Route 100) in West Cumberland, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The event, sponsored by the Cumberland Farmers Market Association, will include holiday foods, crafts, last-minute ...

  • METRO, South Portland City Bus offer free rides

    PORTLAND — The Greater Portland Transit District's METRO bus service and South Portland City Bus will offer free service on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. They would also like to remind riders there will be no service on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 and limited ser...

  • Freeport, soccer club take 1st step toward indoor/outdoor field project

    FREEPORT — The Town Council and Seacoast United Soccer Club agreed Tuesday night to determine the feasibility of an indoor soccer arena and outdoor turf field on the back portion of the Pownal Road field. The town and youth soccer club will share the cost of the investigation, not to exc...

  • Falmouth finds savings in favorable interest rates

    FALMOUTH — The town will realize several hundred thousand dollars in savings over the next 10 years from the recent refunding of the existing town share of the 1999 high school construction bond. The new rate of 2.03 percent, down nearly 3 percent from the original rate of 5.1 percent, o...

  • UMaine Foundation gives up on Falmouth property

    FALMOUTH — A lavish mansion at 200 Woodville Road that once belonged to Shaw's Supermarkets heiress Mary Alice Davis, and now owned by the University of Maine Foundation, is for sale again. The last owner, Eric Cianchette, donated the property to the foundation in December 2006, afte...

  • Chief: Falmouth fire station should remain closed

    FALMOUTH — As expected, Falmouth's fire-EMS chief recommended to the Town Council on Monday that the aging Pleasant Hill Fire Station remain closed indefinitely. Chief Howard Rice said the length of time it takes emergency services personnel to respond to calls has actually dropped s...

  • USM president encourages Yarmouth High School students to pursue higher education

    YARMOUTH — Selma Botman, president of the University of Southern Maine, visited Yarmouth High School this week to encourage students to pursue a higher education. Her stop in Yarmouth on Monday, Dec. 14,marked the first in a series of high school visits she'll make around the st...