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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 approves school budget and bonds, but charter amendment fails

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved the school budget and two borrowing packages totalling $8.8 million.  But a proposal to change the City Charter to allow the city to participate in the Maine Municipal Bond Bank's Revolving Loan Program was unsuccessful because voter tu...

  • Portland's Class of 2009

    Deering High School seniors stand by row to make the walk to the podium at the Cumberland County Civic Center, where they received their diplomas on June 3. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Falmouth police, firefighters reach out to residents with special needs

    FALMOUTH — Anyone would be frightened during a house fire, but for children with autism or people with other disabilities, the situation can produce added terror when they are confronted by a strange police officer or firefighter. After attending an autism conference last winter, ...

  • Easy does it

    Dominic Reali of Amatos, left, leads a team of volunteers in carefully depositing a 60-foot-plus lobster roll on a table on Commercial Street during Sunday's effort to earn a Guinness Book world record. The record-breaking sandwich was eventually cut into pieces and sold to people at the Old Port Fe...

  • Trailblazers

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson, left, and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins help dedicate the Bayside Trail on June 6 at Marginal Way and Franklin Arterial. The trail will eventually link the East End and Deering Oaks. Duson and Collins were joined by Wolfe Tone of the Trust For Public Land, City Councilor Kevin D...

  • Small voter turnout elects Portland Charter Commission members

    PORTLAND — A small percentage of voters turned out Tuesday to elect members of a commission that will make recommendations that could significantly change the face of city government. Just 3,519 of the city's 49,086 voters – or 7.17 percent – cast ballots to elect nine represe...

  • Napolitano re-elected to North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With just over 60 percent of the votes, incumbent Paul Napolitano was re-elected Tuesday to the Board of Selectmen. His opponent, Timothy Porter, received 127 votes, or just under 40 percent of the ballots cast. Napolitano said Wednesday morning that ...

  • Yarmouth elects familiar faces to council; $19.5M school budget approved

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 10 percent of registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday to elect incumbent Erving Bickford and former Chairman Carl Winslow to the Town Council. Voters also elected three School Committee members, a Water District Trustee, and ratified the $19.5 million schoo...