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  • Deadline nears for North Yarmouth fire chief applicants

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is accepting applications through Wednesday, Oct. 8, from candidates for the fire-rescue chief job vacated last month by Ricky Plummer. In the meantime, Michael Robitaille – Yarmouth's fire-rescue chief – has been appointed by the town to serve i...

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    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • Cumberland students, historians collaborate to bring town history to Web

    CUMBERLAND — A historian by training, Prince Memorial Library Director Thomas Bennett takes every chance he can to preserve and organize Cumberland's past. While his staff holds down the fort day to day, Bennett spends much of his time on things like compiling the

  • Falmouth council approves fire station grant bid, but seeks lower cost

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has asked staff to cut back on plans to renovate Fire Station 4, even as it voted unanimously to approve an application the Fire Department made a month ago for federal stimulus money to help fund the $1 million project. Requesting nearly $500,000 throu...

  • Eagle lands

    While tourists explore the U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Eagle in Portland Harbor on Aug. 1, the ship's weekend visit was a special treat for local Sea Scouts, who boarded the Eagle at sea as it arrived on July 31. Alex Whittemore, left, of Scarborough; Dylan Price of Scarborough; Matt Tasarz of Portla...

  • Falmouth mom embraces 'Liver Life Challenge'

    FALMOUTH — On Sunday, Aug. 9, 10,000 runners will be competing in the 37th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race held annually in Falmouth, Mass. The field for the seven-mile race along the coast of Cape Cod runs the gamut, from world-class athletes hoping to win, to local running enthusiasts hoping to f...

  • Updated: Brunswick council makes Brown top choice for town manager

    BRUNSWICK — Gary Brown, Brunswick's acting town manager for the last seven months, is now one step away from becoming the town's chief executive.  The Town Council announced Brown as its consensus choice for the town manager position Wednesday night after a closed-door session. The ...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority holds hearings on 10-year plan

    PORTLAND — The Maine Turnpike Authority will hold public hearing next week on a draft version of its 10-year capital improvement plan. Meetings were held this week in Auburn and Gardiner. Residents of greater Portland will get a chance to offer feedback on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at th...

  • Freeport BBQ hopes to light a fire under lobster industry

    FREEPORT — Buck's Naked BBQ will add lobster to its menu to support and promote local lobstermen and celebrate the lobster industry. The celebration will take place Friday, Aug. 14 with an outdoor lobster dinner to benefit the Maine Lobster Promotion Council. Wendy Caisse, co-owner of

  • Freeport neighbors hope for the best as Wolfe's Neck Farm loses cattle

    FREEPORT — With the last cattle scheduled to leave Wolfe's Neck Farm by September, neighbors hope the next farmers will reinvigorate the agricultural operation and keep the farm vibrant. The farm is actively seeking an independent agricultural replacement to run an operation by next summer. ...