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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters OK school budget on 2nd attempt

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 budget, defeated in a tie vote three weeks ago, was approved Tuesday by voters in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The budget passed by just more than 100 votes, 757-645, or 54 percent to 46 percent. Total turnout was nearly 16 perc...

  • Yarmouth-based GrowSmart nears fundraising goal, minus its founder

    YARMOUTH — After a flurry of donations, and despite the resignation this week of its founder and president, GrowSmart Maine is confident it will meet a short-term fundraising goal of $60,000 and be able to remain in operation. Communication Director Christian McNeil on Tuesday morning said ...

  • Yarmouth Latchstring winners passionate about schools, children, art, libraries

    YARMOUTH — When Mary and Charles Callanan were invited to their neighbor's house for dessert and to watch a high school baseball award ceremony on cable television, they did not think anything was out of the ordinary. But as they settled in to watch the ceremony, they realized a Town Council mee...

  • Yarmouth Community Garden celebrates summer

    YARMOUTH — The Community Garden will celebrate with a summer kick-off event this Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon with crafts, gardening, classes, snacks and more. Christine Slader, coordinator of the Children's Garden, said the event is geared toward children, but will be fun for al...

  • Yarmouth Town Council, School Committee leaders named

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council and School Committee last week welcomed new and returning members and elected new leaders.

  • Fatal Feb. crash caused by nurse's morphine use

    CUMBERLAND — Maine State Police say a driver who died in a February car accident on Interstate 295 had an extremely high level of morphine in her blood. After an investigation into the crash, driver Rosalie Muce, 32, of Portland, was found to have had near-lethal levels of morphin... 1

  • Navy secretary sets optimistic tone in visit to BIW

    BATH — One day shy of his first month on the job, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spent his first trip outside of Washington, D.C., Monday touring Bath Iron Works and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. The visit came on the heels of recent announcements of 125 temporary l...

  • Connor completes purchase of Portland daily

    PORTLAND — A Pennsylvania newspaper publisher is the new owner of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and two other former Blethen Maine daily newspapers, as well as the Mainetoday.com Web site and several weekly publications. Richard L. Connor, the editor and publishe...