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  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • Falmouth resident nominated to college board

    FALMOUTH — Merle Nelson was renominated Monday by Gov. John Baldacci to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. For more than eight years, Nelson has served as a court mediator for district courts in Cumberland and York counties. A former state representative from Po...

  • Yarmouth's Henry Fest a chance to celebrate life, music and family

    YARMOUTH — What began as an intimate thank-you party for friends and family has grown into an all-day event for hundreds of people to celebrate summer, good music, local food and of course, friends and family. The initial Henry Fest was held in 2004 and was created to thank the f... 1

  • Brunswick Planning Board OKs design of Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board Tuesday unanimously approved the design and landscaping plan for a 60-room inn included in the $23 million Maine Street Station development. JHR Development, which considers the inn the centerpiece of the project, had originally proposed an 80-room ...

  • Back-seat drivers get their day at Topsham Fair

    TOPSHAM — You may loathe backseat drivers, but they come in quite handy at the Topsham Fair, where the Back Seat Drivers Contest was among the events that returned to the fair in its 155th year. Participants had to drive a golf cart around a course as fast as they could, running ove...

  • Topsham police get OK to use Tasers

    TOPSHAM — The holsters of Topsham Police Department officers will soon be equipped with Tasers. The department is purchasing three Tasers and will be reimbursed by a nearly $4,200 grant from the Maine Department of Public Safety. The money, which comes through the A...

  • Options for former Shaw's building in Falmouth may include medical offices

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors said property manager Tom Churchill told the Community Development Committee Aug. 4 that a medical facility is eyeing the former Shaw's building in the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1. But this week, Churchill backed away from his statement, which w... 2

  • Exchange Street cobblestones unfriendly to skateboarders and drivers?

    PORTLAND — City officials say the cobblestone strips recently installed on lower Exchange Street are deterring skateboarders, but motorists are complaining the strips are not vehicle friendly. The city's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday heard from Public Services Director Mike...

  • Portland planners, jetport officials on collision course over South Portland runway expansion

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday rejected the advice of attorneys for the city and the Portland International Jetport and refused to back down on two conditions it included in its approval for jetport terminal expansion three months ago. The board also added an additional conditi... 2