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  • Letter: Save Main St. from what?

    I have been a resident of Cumberland for 17 years and am trying to understand the opposition to the establishment of a credit union on Main Street. I think "saving" Main Street from a credit union is a bit melodramatic. I don't quite know what we would be "saving" Main Str...

  • SAD 51 voters deadlock on school budget

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are expected to recount ballots after Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters combined for a tie in the school budget validation referendum Tuesday. There aren't many ballots to recount: turnout in both towns was around 10 perc...

  • Letter: Cumberland contract zone is poor policy

    I agree with Cumberland Town Councilor Michael Perfetti, contract zoning is "poor public policy." Zoning is the only legal protection citizens have to protect the quality of life purchased by investment in their property. Families in residential zones should feel secure that business...

  • Memorial Day observances planned in Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland, Yarmouth

    FALMOUTH — The towns of Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Cumberland will celebrate Memorial Day with traditional parades, music and ceremonies on Monday, May 25.

  • SAD 51 board says budget cuts got thorough examination

    CUMBERLAND — With the school budget referendum less than a week away, the Board of Directors of School Administrative District 51 this week defended itself against claims by some Cumberland and North Yarmouth residents that budget cuts were made too hastily. The fiscal 2010 budge...

  • Cumberland men indicted for repeat OUIs

    CUMBERLAND — Two residents were indicted this month on repeat charges of operating under the influence. Thomas Natalie, 45, of Tuttle Road, and Timothy Richards, 29, of Blackstrap Road, were each arrested in separate March incidents by Cumberland police on felony charges of OUI. A...

  • Deere season

    Cassidy Dean, 4, of Cumberland, hitches a ride on a big bucket loader at Hall Implement in Windham recently as her father, Tom Dean, looks on. Cassidy was one of several children who took advantage of a special VIP day at Hall for members of the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network. (Contributed...

  • Cumberland councilors unopposed, 2 candidates for SAD 51

    CUMBERLAND — Three town councilors will run unopposed for re-election on June 9, while two candidates will compete for one seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. Council Chairman George Turner and Councilors Shirley Storey-King and Ron Copp are unopposed...

  • SAD 51 sends flat budget to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors approved a flat school budget that is likely to appease some taxpayers' concerns, but at the cost of more than 10 full-time jobs. If the $28 million budget is approved by voters on May 26, Cumberland faces a pro...

  • Cumberland panel charged with Main Street vision; islanders gain little ground on waterfront access

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday established a Village Center Committee to recommend a long-term vision for the center of town. The council also met with a Sturdivant Island resident and discussed the difficulty of providing islanders with public waterfront access. ...