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  • Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit brought by Verizon Wireless after the company was denied permission to construct a cellular tower on an existing water tower. Verizon wanted to build the cell tower on the tower in Shore Acres, but was o...

  • Scarborough promises thorough vetting of armory plan

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council gave procedural approval Wednesday night to preliminary plans for the Maine Army National Guard to build a $17.5 million armory along the Saco border off U.S. Route 1. Councilors moved a contract zoning application to construct the new readine...

  • Falmouth schools responding to special-ed needs

    FALMOUTH — Special education was a key focus at Monday night's School Board meeting. The board, in its first meeting of the new academic year, also spent time talking about upcoming proficiency-based graduation requirements. Director of Special Education Gene Kucinkas sai...

  • Bar Harbor couple sue Portland police officer for false arrest

    PORTLAND — A Bar Harbor couple claim they were illegally arrested in the city May 24 after observing and attempting to record police "interaction" with a woman on Fore Street, according to a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court. Jill A. Walker and Sabatino Sca...

  • South Portland employee wins statewide award

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City licensing administrator Jessica Hanscombe was named Deputy Clerk of the Year by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association on Sept. 9 at their annual meeting in Waterville.  The award recognizes a MTCCA member whose work "goes above and beyond" the job...

  • Portland City Council OKs Midtown project revisions

    PORTLAND — It may be a month before the opponents of the Midtown development in Bayside get their day in court, but City Councilors on Monday moved forward with revisions to the Somerset Street project. Four orders were passed to accommodate the timing of the lawsuit filed in Cumberl...

  • New group hopes to hype Falmouth businesses

    FALMOUTH — A new organization is being planned to represent the interests of town businesses. The Falmouth Business Association has been in the works for over a year, according to one of its founders, Barbra Esposito. She said it's aimed at getting more people to support busines...

  • Falmouth drops plan for sports admission fees

    FALMOUTH — After considering charging students $1 to see high school athletic events, the Athletic Department decided to stay the course and let students in for free. Students will still be able to use their IDs to gain free admission. The fees would have applied to all stu...

  • Aid to undocumented immigrants vexes Portland officials

    PORTLAND — City officials are grappling with how to get state reimbursement for general assistance to undocumented immigrants while fighting a state policy prohibiting aid to anyone who cannot prove they are in the country legally. The policy and court strategy were discussed Monday ...

  • Memorial race continues Falmouth junior Olympian's legacy

    FALMOUTH — On a cool Sunday morning, runners and walkers gathered outside the high school to help raise money for under-served youth, and to honor a young man who died more than a decade ago. The annual "I Ran for Dan" Daniel Cardillo Memorial 5K was held Sept. 14, and was coupl...