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  • Proposals due for neglected fire station on Yarmouth's Cousins Island

    YARMOUTH — The town, which hopes to sell the aging Cousins Island Fire Station, is accepting proposals for its redevelopment next week. Proposals for the fire station at 373 Cousins St. must be submitted to Town Hall by 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. The Town Council decide...

  • Tennis event benefits Falmouth cancer patient

    FALMOUTH — The local tennis community will hold a mixed doubles round robin competition this weekend to raise money for Biggi Brookes, a dedicated tennis player who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. The event on Sunday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Foreside Fitness & Ten...

  • Yarmouth council sends budget, 1.86% tax hike to voters

    YARMOUTH — Town Councilors on Thursday approved a $31.2 million total budget for fiscal year 2010. The budget will increase the tax rate by 1.86 percent over this year, and residents will pay $19.53 for every $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 36 cents.

  • Skowhegan man indicted for South Portland shooting

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury today indicted a 50-year-old Skowhegan man for manslaughter in the shooting death of a South Portland man. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a press release that Bruce Lavallee-Davidson was charged with al... 1

  • Update: Pownal to get state funds to help offset school tax increase

    FREEPORT — State Education Commissioner Susan Gendron offered Pownal a one-time grant of $190,000 Thursday to help alleviate the town's increased tax burden as a result of its participation in Regional School Unit 5. According to a press release on the

  • South Portland, college hope to mend Fort Preble, relationship

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of history buffs from the public and private sectors have been brought together to figure out a way to preserve 200-year-old Fort Preble. The group not only serves a practical purpose, but also a symbolic one, since Southern Maine Community College and cit...

  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...

  • Fun with food

    Kids at the South Portland Boys & Girls Club make and eat healthy snacks on Wednesday as part of the Junior League of Portland's "Kid's in the Kitchen" healthy foods and lifestyles initiative. Junior Leaguer Katie Soule holds a plate of Rice Krispys that Shantel Anthony, right, and Nyamauch Gai, lef...

  • Conflict of interest delays review of South Portland official; residents urge oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night postponed a closed-door review of Dana Anderson, the director of the largest municipal department, but not before several residents raised questions about  the way Anderson's department is managed. The postponement came after the...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to weigh business zoning, traffic signal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The future of 553 Shore Road and other proposed amendments to the Business-A zone will go before the Town Council on Monday, May 11. The Ordinance Committee in February unanimously approved the rezoning of 553 Shore Road into the business district, along with zon...