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  • Topsham may soon have full funding for extended bike, walking trail

    TOPSHAM — After several years of fundraising, all the money for a project to extend the town's bicycle and pedestrian trail could be in hand by the end of this fiscal year. The path could be built in the summer of 2016. The existing trail stretches east along Monument Place, f...

  • Freeport opens a narrow window for food trucks

    FREEPORT — The Town Council approved a zoning amendment that gives food trucks what one official called a "very narrow opening" to operate in some parts of town. The amendment, which was recommended by the Planning Board, adds the definition of "artisan food and beverage" providers t...

  • Yarmouth's Ottow is Maine's top assistant principal

    YARMOUTH — Joshua Ottow, assistant principal at Yarmouth High School, has been named the Maine Assistant Principal of the Year. Ottow will be honored by the Maine Prinicipals' Association on April 30, 2015, at its annual awards banquet and by the National Association of Secondar...

  • Portland sports pub plans Falmouth outpost

    FALMOUTH — A Portland-based sports pub could be expanding to Falmouth as soon as next August. Lance Meader, owner of Rivalries, and architect Michael Hays of Grant Hays Associates appeared before t...

  • Yarmouth councilors opt to retain Route 1 bridge

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors on Monday decided to keep the Route 1 bridge over Main Street instead of creating an at-grade intersection. At an Operations Committee meeting Dec. 8, councilors said they plan to approve the creation of a new bridge at the Dec. 18 Town Council meeting. The...

  • Probe shows Democrat Breen got more votes in Senate District 25; Manchester resigns

    AUGUSTA — In a dramatic turn of events, an inspection of ballots from Long Island on Tuesday showed that 21 votes for Gray Republican Cathy Manchester appear to have been counted twice during a Nov. 18 recount in Senate District 25. That was enough to deprive Manchester of the victor...

  • Falmouth students crack code to 'demystify' computer science

    FALMOUTH — More than 1,300 elementary and middle school students participated in an event this week that President Obama, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Zuckerberg and Usher all could get behind. Students took part in Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code, spending one hour durin...

  • Portland's new HHS director arrives at pivotal time

    PORTLAND — With a background in government and nonprofits, the city's new director of health and human services expects her experience will be a critical tool in running the department. "All the work I've done gives me insight into how government works and connections and contacts th...