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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Falmouth clam flats closed for lack of report by state regulators

    FALMOUTH — A failure by the Maine Department of Marine Resources to conduct a shoreline survey has resulted in the closure of the town's clam flats. The survey is required by the federal Food and Drug Administration every 10 years, DMR Deputy Commissioner David Etnier said Monday....

  • Portland police unions oppose changes proposed for citizen oversight committee

    PORTLAND — Police union officials spoke in opposition Tuesday night to proposed changes that could allow previously arrested individuals and their family members to serve on a committee that reviews police conduct. The union officials also said they were not notified of or invited...

  • Divided Falmouth council opposes excise tax, TABOR questions

    FALMOUTH — Town Councilors on Monday approved resolutions opposing two statewide referendums, but not unanimously. A resolution on Question 2, which would reduce the vehicle excise tax, passed 5-0 with two abstentions. Before the vote, Councilor Bonny Rodden said she s...

  • School officials take joint stand against excise, TABOR questions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With less than one week before the Nov. 3 election, the leaders of the Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cumberland-North Yarmouth school boards have joined forces to urge the public to vote against Question 2 and Question 4 on the statewide referendum ballot.

  • Falmouth councilors weigh strategies for Brown property

    FALMOUTH — A full agenda kept the Town Council busy until after 10 p.m. Monday. Among the discussions was how to proceed with the Brown property after receiving public input last month. The town purchased the 3.3-acre property on Foreside Road in March 2007 for $580,000. At t...

  • Harvest on the Harbor

    MacKenzie Arrington, Maine Lobster Chef of The Year, poses with his winning dish of roasted Maine lobster tail on braised cabbage and cornbread, at last week's Harvest on the Harbor in Portland. Arrington received a $1,000 prize from the Maine Lobster Promotion Council.

  • Cumberland council OKs design work for Route 88 improvements

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to have Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers proceed with the design for a drainage and paving project on Foreside Road (Route 88). Gorrill-Palmer is to return to the council in December, when councilors will discuss bondi...

  • Portland councilors host neighborhood meetings in November

    PORTLAND — City Councilors will host annual district meetings beginning next week. The meetings are an opportunity for residents to discuss neighborhood issues with their councilor, the mayor and city staff. The schedule is: • District 1, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m...