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  • Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't

    FALMOUTH — The proposal for a sports bar and restaurant near Tidewater Village just got a little smaller. But opponents of the plan for Rivalries at Farm Gate Road and Clearwater Drive aren't ready to jump on board, even though the restaurant as now proposed doesn't include a second ...

  • Election 2015: Chebeague selectmen seek guidance on wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A referendum question on construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf will be presented to voters June 9, along with uncontested elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The parking lot question is non-binding, and will be used to guide the ...

  • Panel offers ideas for redevelopment of Falmouth Shopping Center

    FALMOUTH — As the owners of the Falmouth Shopping Center began advertising for tenants to fill vacant storefronts and possibly develop 28 acres of land around the Route 1 center, the Community Development Committee offered opinions to the Town Council about the future of the shopping center...

  • Falmouth students are 'angels' to deployed Marine

    FALMOUTH — When Cpl. Sean De La Rosa of Texas shipped off for a tour of Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps, he never imagined it would lead him to Falmouth. But when he agreed to participate in the Soldiers' Angels program, which is a volunteer organization that provides comfort...

  • State Theater takes step toward reopening

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday approved the return of dancing and entertainment to the State Theater on Congress Street. The council also approved a food and alcohol license for the theater, which has been closed since 2006 due to safety and fire code violations. According...

  • Pownal residents mobilize to keep Middle School open

    POWNAL — A Regional School Unit 5 budget proposal to close Pownal Middle School has a handful of parents and community members rallying to keep the classes in Pownal. Jonathan ...

  • Committee proposes $4M 'civic campus' on Falmouth school property

    FALMOUTH — Residents may soon be asked if they want to pay for a long-awaited recreation center, and larger Town Hall and library spaces, if proposals to update the Plummer Motz and Lunt schools are sent to voters this November. The Community Facilities Planning Committee announced a...

  • $7.3M later, renovated Portland library prepares to greet the public

    PORTLAND — The Public Library on Monument Square is set to reopen next week, following a year of renovations that have transformed the space into a brighter, sunnier and more open place to read, go online or take in an event. The $7.3 million renovation project included constructing ...

  • Waynflete School plans Portland event to counter anti-gay protest

    PORTLAND — Waynflete School will hold a community event Saturday in support of people affected by hatred and bigotry. The event is a response to a threat by a Kansas hate group to picket a school production of "The Laramie Project." "This is a Safe Place" will take place at 6:...

  • $90M Portland school budget faces City Council scrutiny

    PORTLAND — The School Committee sent a $90 million budget to the City Council that restores a music program and eliminates 45 jobs. But the plan could face resistance on the council, which has the final say on school spending. "We did tell them where we thought the budget shou...