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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • RSU 75 policy would bar sick employees from schools in Topsham, Harpswell

    TOPSHAM — A policy barring sick employees from Regional School Unit 75 schools is scheduled for a School Board vote on Thursday, Oct. 8. The policy, aimed at controlling the spread of communicable diseases such as H1N1 (or swine flu), had its first reading Sept. 24 and will get ...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers on drones, Oxford Aviation: 'The decision is ours'

    BRUNSWICK — Mounting opposition to the type of businesses being recruited for Brunswick Naval Air Station was front and center Monday when the Town Council held a joint workshop with the organization charged with redeveloping the base. The council called the workshop amid fears ab...

  • Brunswick Town Council election draws 6 candidates for 3 seats

    BRUNSWICK — Voters will elect three town councilors – and choose between two sitting councilors – when they go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3. The District 3 contest is familiar. Council Chairwoman Hallie Daughtry, seeking a third term, is challenged by Suzan Wilson, who... 1

  • Russell, Morris vie for Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Donald Russell and James Morris are running for the Board of Selectmen seat currently held by Michelle Derr, who has chosen not to seek re-election. Dorothy Gardner, meanwhile, is running unopposed for re-election to the Regional School Unit 75 Board of Directors. ...

  • Workforce housing funds, FairPoint easement on Harpswell ballot

    HARPSWELL — The town will hold a special Town Meeting on Election Day, Nov. 3, to decide whether to authorize a grant for a workforce housing subdivision, and to grant FairPoint Communications an easement to install utilities on a new cellphone tower. Both questions will be asked ...

  • Yarmouth councilors to discuss road improvements, sidewalk cafes, excise tax

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings Thursday, Oct. 1, to discuss sidewalk cafes, the excise tax referendum and a plan to build Route 1 roundabouts at the intersections of Forest Falls Road, Hannaford and East Main Street. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, adding ...

  • 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 ...