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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • How his garden grows

    Norm Steele, a master gardener and Scott Gardener of the Year, explains the process of proper composting to visitors during the Backyard Locavore Tour offered by the Univeristy of Maine Cooperative Extension on Aug. 8. Steele opened his Cumberland garden to the public with guided tours and shared so...

  • Falmouth resident nominated to college board

    FALMOUTH — Merle Nelson was renominated Monday by Gov. John Baldacci to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. For more than eight years, Nelson has served as a court mediator for district courts in Cumberland and York counties. A former state representative from Po...

  • Yarmouth's Henry Fest a chance to celebrate life, music and family

    YARMOUTH — What began as an intimate thank-you party for friends and family has grown into an all-day event for hundreds of people to celebrate summer, good music, local food and of course, friends and family. The initial Henry Fest was held in 2004 and was created to thank the f... 1

  • Brunswick Planning Board OKs design of Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board Tuesday unanimously approved the design and landscaping plan for a 60-room inn included in the $23 million Maine Street Station development. JHR Development, which considers the inn the centerpiece of the project, had originally proposed an 80-room ...

  • Back-seat drivers get their day at Topsham Fair

    TOPSHAM — You may loathe backseat drivers, but they come in quite handy at the Topsham Fair, where the Back Seat Drivers Contest was among the events that returned to the fair in its 155th year. Participants had to drive a golf cart around a course as fast as they could, running ove...

  • Topsham police get OK to use Tasers

    TOPSHAM — The holsters of Topsham Police Department officers will soon be equipped with Tasers. The department is purchasing three Tasers and will be reimbursed by a nearly $4,200 grant from the Maine Department of Public Safety. The money, which comes through the A...

  • Options for former Shaw's building in Falmouth may include medical offices

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors said property manager Tom Churchill told the Community Development Committee Aug. 4 that a medical facility is eyeing the former Shaw's building in the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1. But this week, Churchill backed away from his statement, which w... 2

  • Exchange Street cobblestones unfriendly to skateboarders and drivers?

    PORTLAND — City officials say the cobblestone strips recently installed on lower Exchange Street are deterring skateboarders, but motorists are complaining the strips are not vehicle friendly. The city's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday heard from Public Services Director Mike...