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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Falmouth cook stirs kitchen hobby into gold

    FALMOUTH — Though she calls herself "a bit of a rookie" when it comes to cooking contests, Mountain Road resident Jessie Grearson has already proven herself a serious contender. In just two years, Grearson has won or placed in more than half a dozen contests, earning se...

  • Legislature pushes Harpswell border bill to committee

    Public hearing yet to be scheduled HARPSWELL — A bill asking the state to revisit a 1998 border agreement between Harpswell and Brunswick was referred to a committee by the state Legislature last week. But so far that committee has yet to schedule a public hearing on the m...

  • N. Yarmouth compiles wish list for new administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — In a needs assessment discussion held Monday afternoon, the Board of Selectmen helped give the Maine Municipal Association direction in searching for a new administrative assistant for the town. Selectmen last month decided not to renew the contract of the current...

  • Blueberry Hill paving narrowly advances in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council vote 4-3 Monday to allow a driveway to be laid over about 300 feet of town-owned property at the end of Greely Road Extension. The property is part of an unbuilt portion of roadway between Greely Road Extension and Pleasant Valley Road, and is often ...

  • Lawsuit seeks reversal of Cumberland credit union approval

    Petitions force referendum on contract zone CUMBERLAND — Two residents have filed a lawsuit against the town seeking repeal of the contract zone allowing a credit union to replace the Chase Flower Shop on Main Street. The suit was filed at about the same time ...

  • Cumberland combines fire, EMS; OKs $8M muni budget

    CUMBERLAND — A municipal budget of $8 million was approved Monday after a public hearing where there was no public comment. Although 16 members of the fire and rescue departments were in the audience during a discussion of the reunification of those departments – a key part of t...

  • Third try at SAD 51 budget brings 0% increase

    Deans, school cop in jeopardy; pay-to-play likely CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials presented a flat budget to a public hearing Tuesday, down from the 2.56 percent increase detailed last week. The 2.56 percent increase was down from an i...

  • Falmouth school budget takes hit from state

    Fire station closing under scrutiny, too FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III began a budget presentation Monday night by informing the Town Council that changes in state funding have resulted in a $1.1 million reduction in state contributions since he ...