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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Despite high-profile vacancies, Falmouth commercial space in short supply

    FALMOUTH — From almost the moment a Portland sports pub's expansion into town was proposed, opponents have said they have no problem with the restaurant, just the location. They have suggested there are vacant commercial buildings that would be better homes for Rivalries than a parki...

  • State audit accuses Portland of financial mismanagement

    PORTLAND — Despite audit findings that the city General Assistance program violates state regulations in several ways, Mayor Michael Brennan on Monday defended its administration and operations. "I am confident th...

  • Mackworth Island access to be limited in March

    FALMOUTH — The causeway to Mackworth Island will be closed for repairs on weekends throughout March, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The Maine Department of Transportation found the wooden bridge on the causeway was in need of repairs last...

  • Portland's aging communications system an expensive, high priority

    PORTLAND — While the existing city communications system is still "solid," according to Police Chief Michael Sauschuck, the time has come for something new. "We know we have a system that has reached its end of life," Sauschuck said Monday about the network that handles more than 66,...

  • Portland City Council not ready to roll on Uber rules

    PORTLAND — City councilors are still navigating the road to regulation for rideshare companies like Uber. On Feb. 18, the City Council Transportation, Sustainability & Energy Committee heard testimony and considered a draft ordinance from City Corporation Counsel Danielle West-Ch...

  • Portland Polar Dip rescheduled to March 14

    PORTLAND — The eighth annual Portland Polar Dip has been rescheduled to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at East End Beach. Registration for the dip begins at noon the same day. The annual event, which was postponed Feb. 21 because of ice in Casco Bay, is a fundraiser for Casco-based Camp...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority plans Falmouth projects

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Turnpike Authority will spend nearly $15 million on repairs and upgrades in the area beginning this year. The projects are all slated to begin either in the spring or summer, and have various timetables for completion. The MTA scheduled a public hearing on the pr...

  • UPDATE: Driver charged after Downeaster passenger train collides with SUV at Yarmouth crossing

    YARMOUTH — The driver of an SUV struck Monday afternoon by an Amtrak Downeaster passenger train is being charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing. Kathleen Estabrook, 34, of Yarmouth, was the only person in the vehicle Monday...