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  • Fairground concert ordinance gets early support

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday continued discussion around allowing non-fair concerts at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Though the issue stemmed out of a briefly proposed Toby Keith concert, there are no events currently in question. A workshop was held Monday, which was attende...

  • Freeport Village Station businesses ready for rollout

    FREEPORT — A few stores will open Thursday, May 14, in advance of a grand opening on Saturday, May 16, at Freeport Village Station, a $30 million, 120,000-square-foot, multi-level commercial complex that officials say has defied the economic odds. Local resident and Olympic gold m...

  • Planning Board OKs Portland Hall demolition, renovations

    PORTLAND — The developer of a former college dormitory and hotel on Congress Street expects to begin demolishing part of the building this week. Bayside Maine won Planning Board approvals Tuesday night to renovate the main building at 645 Congress St. and turn it into apartments a...

  • Portland school budget passes by 4-1 margin; turnout disappoints

    PORTLAND — More than 80 percent of voters on Tuesday supported the $91.3 million school budget, which will take effect July 1. School leaders interpreted the 1,704 to 398 vote – a 4-1 margin – as a sign the public is regaining trust in the School Committee, following several y...

  • Falmouth librarian appointed to Newbery committee

    FALMOUTH —The children's librarian at Falmouth Memorial Library has been appointed to a national committee that will select the next book worthy of the most prestigious award in children's literature. Louise Capizzo was selected by the Association for Library Service to Children, ...

  • North Yarmouth plow decision up to Town Meeting on May 30

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Citizens will have a chance to vote on ordinance changes and the town budget at the annual Town Meeting on May 30. On June 9 they'll elect several town officials. Included in the Town Meeting warrant are a proposal to fund the purchase of a new plow, w...

  • Freeport farmer vows to create a market with local emphasis

    FREEPORT — Disgruntled farmers will participate in the Cumberland Farmers Markets Association in Freeport this season, but say they will form their own market for Freeport, Pownal and Durham vendors next year. At a Town Council meeting on May 5, Ralph Turner, owner of Laughing St... 2

  • Pownal faces 'perfect storm' after education chief withdraws offer to offset school taxes

    FREEPORT — Only days after she offered the Pownal School Department a $190,000 grant to help offset a potential 36 percent tax increase, state Education Commissioner Susan Gendron on Monday night withdrew the offer.