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  • Yarmouth energy panel finds CMP billed town for non-existent street lights

    YARMOUTH — While collecting data to reduce the costs of street lights, the Yarmouth Energy Savers committee found that Central Maine Power Co. was billing the town for nearly 30 lights that did not exist. Dan Jellis, town engineer, said most of the billing mistakes were due to du...

  • Audubon uses grant to clear Falmouth property of invasive trees, plants

    Assistant Property Manager Bob Bittenbender, left, volunteer Eric Handley and, on the tractor, Property Management Director Robert Savage at the Maine Audubon Center at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, which received a $22,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to assist in ridding the 65-acre ...

  • Route 88 in Yarmouth due for improvement, Route 1 study goes to Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Two major road improvement projects are on the horizon in Yarmouth. The Route 88 paving project could begin soon, and Phase II of the Route 1 corridor study has been endorsed by the Planning Board and is scheduled to go before the Town Council for approval Thursday, Oc...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to dissuade users of recycling containers

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's silver bullet recycling containers will be moved to the parking lot of the town office the week of Oct. 12 in what is hoped will be a money-saving measure. The Board of Selectmen approved the move at its Sept. 16 meeting, according to Robert Wood, who ser...

  • Portland chief promises Bayside residents more access to police

    PORTLAND — Bayside residents frustrated over what they say is an increase in alcohol-fueled crimes in their neighborhood met with local law enforcement authorities and Preble Street Resource Center officials Tuesday to figure out how to curb the activity. That behavior includes public...

  • State honors Cumberland town clerk for getting out the vote

    CUMBERLAND — Town Clerk Nadeen Daniels Tuesday received the 2009 Lorraine M. Fleury Award from the office of the secretary of state. The announcement by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap came during the opening luncheon in Bangor of Maine's two-day Elections Conference for munici...

  • Portland councilors to hold private sessions with manager, clerk, counsel

    PORTLAND — The mayor has called for a closed-door meeting between the City Council and the city manager, following recent public criticism of city management by a couple of councilors.  Mayor Jill Duson said this week that she hopes a meeting with the nine councilors and City M...

  • Portland fire chief looking at alternative space for fire boat crew

    PORTLAND — The fire chief this week planned to inspect space on Maine Wharf that could provide fire-boat crew quarters at a third of the cost proposed at the Maine State Pier. Chief Fred LaMontagne said he was contacted by Joe Malone of Malone Commercial Brokers Monday to see if ...