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  • Falmouth police to provide drug take-back

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will be sponsoring a drug take-back program on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event, which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be in the lobby of the Police Department at 2 Marshall Drive.  The goal is to...

  • Cumberland council OKs bond for senior housing work

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a 20-year bond of $740,000 primarily to fund senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, and are long overdue, Town Manager Bi...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "Falmouth seeks stimulus money for improvements to fire station", should have said some Town Councilors voiced their support of the plan.

  • Brunswick council adopts new zoning districts for BNAS

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved three new zoning districts that will help govern the reuse of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The council's 7-0 vote came despite a lingering disagreement between a citizen group pushing for land use controls on contaminated...

  • Bath workshop to target invasive forest pest

    BATH — Although the Asian long-horned beetle has not yet been detected in Maine, its tree-destroying presence in New England has put arborists including Tom Hoerth of Bath on alert – particularly since nearly half the city's public trees happen to be one of the top items on the beetle's m...

  • Once delayed, Brunswick bar gets live-music permit, with conditions

    BRUNSWICK — When the clock strikes midnight – and sometimes long after that – the area around M.J.'s Grille & Tavern on Maine Street can be filled with late-night revelers whose loss of inhibitions carries well past last call.  Such scenes are not unique to M.J.'s, but ...

  • Portland man charged with manslaughter, OUI in Bowdoinham fatal crash

    PORTLAND — A 27-year-old Portland man who was driving a car when it crashed in Bowdoinham 10 days ago, killing his passenger, has been charged with drunken driving and manslaughter, Maine State Police said Wednesday.  Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland s...

  • RSU 5 sends second budget to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Residents ratified a $23.5 million budget Tuesday night at the second Regional School Unit 5 town budget meeting. They will vote to approve it at a July 28 referendum. There were fewer residents at this meeting, nearly half the number of attendees from the first meeting a month a...

  • Embedded chip puts cat found in Falmouth back in Boston owners' arms

    FALMOUTH — Sherpa's travels from Boston to Falmouth may have been fraught with danger, filled with adventure and full of close calls. Or not. The 1-year-old tortoise-shell cat isn't likely to share her story and her owners, Kathe and John McKenna, of Montgomery Street ... 1

  • Cumberland credit union site plan OK'd; project moves forward despite lawsuit

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board unanimously approved the site plan for a Main Street credit union Tuesday, allowing the project to move forward despite a pending lawsuit. Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union was issued a contract zone by the Town Council in March to build a bran... 2