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  • Falmouth hopes to boost METRO ridership as bus service expands

    FALMOUTH — The town and the METRO bus system will roll out the Falmouth Flyer's expanded route and new schedule on May 11. The service will increase during morning and evening commuter hours to include Johnson Road, Route 88 and Depot Road. The Legislature recently ap...

  • Falmouth delays decision to close fire station

    FALMOUTH — Despite assurances from the fire chief that closing Pleasant Hill Fire Station would not jeopardize the level of service to the area, town councilors Monday postponed making a decision on its future until their May 11 meeting. They did, however, unanimously approve the ...

  • Scarborough committee to look at zoning changes with rural residents

    SCARBOROUGH — The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee wants to include land owners in the process of formulating zoning changes for the town's rural areas. On Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. CPIC will hold a meeting at Town Hall with landowners who live in the RF (rural r...

  • Committee promises adjustments in Scarborough budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council's Finance Committee had a chilly response to the School Department's presentation last week in its first examination of the fiscal 2010 budget. In a full-day meeting on April 10, Chairman Shawn Babine,  Ron Ahlquist and Richard Sullivan went throug...

  • Falmouth cook stirs kitchen hobby into gold

    FALMOUTH — Though she calls herself "a bit of a rookie" when it comes to cooking contests, Mountain Road resident Jessie Grearson has already proven herself a serious contender. In just two years, Grearson has won or placed in more than half a dozen contests, earning se...

  • Falmouth school budget takes hit from state

    Fire station closing under scrutiny, too FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III began a budget presentation Monday night by informing the Town Council that changes in state funding have resulted in a $1.1 million reduction in state contributions since he ...

  • Maine Health reveals design details for former Orion Center in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Architects and engineers for the new MaineHealth facility will continue to tweak the redesign of the former Orion Center on Route 1. The project was before the Scarborough Planning Board Monday night for site plan review.  But the presentation was "treated as a...

  • Freaky Bean grinds to a halt, likely to liquidate

    Creditors force coffee company into bankruptcy  SCARBOROUGH — With more than $1 million in debts, Freaky Bean Coffee Co. has closed its stores after being forced into bankruptcy by creditors. The Westbrook-based business became an almost overnight success with ...