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  • METRO partnership

    Representatives from the Greater Portland Transit District joined Falmouth town officials and community members at O'Naturals on Route 1 on May 14 to celebrate the town's partnership with METRO and to launch the new Falmouth Flyer route. Town Councilor Bonny Rodden, center, was instrumental in estab...

  • Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopers await news on state funding

    BRUNSWICK — Despite a cruel budget year, the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is hoping for a little kindness from the Legislature. The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is parsing Gov. John Baldacci's $306 million bond package....

  • It takes a Village Station

    Olympic gold medalist and Freeport resident Joan Benoit Samuelson watches highlights of her career Saturday during an opening ceremony at the Nike Factory Store at the Shops at Freeport Village Station. Samuelson also participated in a Q&A session with shoppers and fans who came out to enjoy the are...

  • Topsham-based Red Cross marks 100 years, faces next century’s challenges

    TOPSHAM — The Mid-Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on Wednesday, faces several challenges in its second century. They include declines in blood donors, disaster relief and volunteers. The local chapter began as a public ...

  • New managers prepare Chebeague inns for new season

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After being shuttered for the winter, things are moving again at the Chebeague Island Inn. The dress code includes work boots, carpenter jeans and loose T-shirts: there's movement on the porch, where clear storm curtains are going up over the dining room windows...

  • Dept. of Education: Pause not an option for Freeport-Pownal-Durham RSU

    FREEPORT — Although some residents of Regional School Unit 5 want to pause the Freeport-Pownal-Durham school consolidation process for a year, state Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said Monday night that the only legal action the School Board can take is to move forward with an operating...

  • 'Kindness Garden' honors memory of Falmouth Middle School counselor

    FALMOUTH — Lois Murphy's life was marked by kindness and dedication. And flamingos. A guidance councilor at Falmouth Middle School for 23 years, Murphy, who lived on Cousins Island, helped many students through difficult times in their lives and emanated a positive, c...

  • Freeport budget retains emergency dispatch, at least temporarily

    FREEPORT — After exploring the possibility of consolidating emergency dispatch services with the county, town councilors on Tuesday night assured residents there will be funding for local dispatch in next year's budget. But the reprieve may be short-lived. Councilors scheduled mee...