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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...

  • 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...

  • Cumberland Police Beat

    Arrests 4/7 at 8:19 p.m. Jarod Geary, 28, of Warren Avenue, Westbrook, was arrested at the Gray town line on Gray Road by Officer Ryan Martin on charges of violating conditions of release, displaying a suspended/revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia and pos...

  • Cumberland

    Arrests 4/2 at 8:12 p.m. Joaquin Lorenzo-Meledez, 42, of Preble Street, Portland, was arrested by Officer Christopher Woodcock on charges of violating condition of release and violating a protection order. 4/3 at 9:20 p.m. William White, 18, of Highland Avenue, Portland, was arrest...

  • Cumberland lawmaker proposes sales tax holiday

    CUMBERLAND — State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, is hoping to make Maine one of the more than two dozen states with a sales tax holiday, and she has her sites on Columbus Day weekend. Burgess said the tax exemption will encourage people to buy locally, instead of tra...

  • SAD 51 board, public seek spending cuts

    Employees asked to consider renegotiations  CUMBERLAND — Despite a few positive financial surprises, including an increase of $231,000 in state aid for next year, School Administrative District 51 is still working to draft a budget palatable to taxpayers. The C...

  • Cumberland budget hearings begin next week

    CUMBERLAND — The first of two public hearings on the municipal budget will be held Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The second will occur April 27 at the same time and place. Both will be televised. With proposed municipal spending at $8 million and projected revenues at...