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  • Wind turbine ordinance on Cumberland horizon

    CUMBERLAND — Wind turbines could become part of the Cumberland landscape if the Town Council decides to move forward discussion of a wind energy system ordinance. A workshop on the draft ordinance will be held Monday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. The impetus for the possi...

  • Falmouth School Board plans to hire consultant for new super search

    FALMOUTH — School Board members conducted interviews with four consultants this week to select one to assist them in their search for a new Falmouth schools superintendent. A subcommittee made up of board members Linda Cote, Mark Terison and Karen Farber was formed early this summer ...

  • Art show to benefit YarmouthCAN charitable group

    YARMOUTH — Three Maine artists will donate proceeds from their art show to YarmouthCAN, a newly formed community group that supports families and individuals with food, clothing, transportation and heating needs. Local artist Alice W. Ingraham and two of her friends, artists

  • Leadership changes at Freeport Middle School and Mast Landing

    FREEPORT — The start of the school year will bring leadership changes at Freeport Middle School and Mast Landing. Middle school principal Kathy Marquis Girard has left the district, and will start the school year as vice principal at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. She has been repla...

  • Portland's new men in blue

    City Clerk Linda Cohen swears in the newest members of the Portland Police Department at a ceremony Aug. 14. From left: Jonathan "Chris" Havens, Eric Johnson, Charles Ames and Dan Aquilera. The men will be in training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for the next 18 weeks. (Photo c...

  • Portland's Somali community celebrates educational achievements

    Somali elders gathered together recent college graduates, younger students & family on Aug. 15 to praise the educational efforts of the students and stress the value of education as a basic part of making a better life in the United States. Here Osman Hersi (back to) tells of his struggles in co...

  • Tugging along

    The 2009 MS Harborfest this weekend was a success, with more than 800 people either volunteering or participating in the sail, power and tugboat events. The Multiple Sclerosis Society was on track to reaching its $110,000 goal by the end of the weekend, with money still coming in. Seen here the tug...

  • Portland Somali teens learn farming and business skills at Falmouth's River Point

    The Center for African Heritage's organic farming project at Falmouth's River Point has been teaching farming and job skills for the past two months to 10 low-income Somali teens from Portland. Mahad Warsame, left, and Sumaya Mohamed bring two of the goats out of the barn to graze. (Roberts photo)