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  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story, "Falmouth gets 3 options, $5M estimate for new library,"  should have said that between 2002 and 2012, lending of traditional books, audio books, e-books and other items by Falmouth Memorial Library has increased by about 40 percent, according to library figures.

  • The Forecaster and Bangor Daily News announce collaboration

    PORTLAND — Sun Media Group and the Bangor Daily News are proud to announce that The Forecaster and BDN are now working together to offer Maine the most comprehensive news, information, sports and entertainment coverage in the state. Beginning today, the news organizations have entered into ...

  • Hospitality scholarships accepting applications

    FREEPORT — Applications are available for the 25th annual scholarship program provided by the Maine Innkeepers Association, through its affiliate, the Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation. The program is designed to help Maine students pursuing careers in hotel administration or ...

  • Merriconeag students perform 'Jabberwock'

    FREEPORT — A Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee production of "Jabberwock" will take place at the Merriconeag Waldorf High School Thursday, March 26, and Saturday, March 28. It will be performed by the ninth- and 10th-grade students. The play will begin at 7 p.m., and wil...

  • Yarmouth students mark first year of activism

    YARMOUTH — In an effort to encourage people to lower their carbon footprint, members of the Harrison Middle School's environmental club, the eTeam, will greet students who ride the bus, walk, bike or carpool to school Friday, March 27, in support of Green Streets Day. Green Stree...

  • Falmouth council will discuss motors on dinghies

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has agreed to consider a change to the Coastal Waters Ordinance that would allow Town Landing mooring holders to keep motors on their dinghies. The suggestion came up during a recent Harbor Committee meeting with mooring holders, Police Chief Edward Tol...

  • N. Yarmouth selectman, School Board, other seats available

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are available for seats on the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors, as well as the Cemetery Commission, Budget Committee and Yarmouth Water District. The one available seat on the Board of Selectmen is held...

  • Cumberland Village Center panel set for April 27 discussion

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday set an April 27 date for revisiting the creation of a Village Center Committee. The committee, which would create long-term planning goals for the town center area, was first proposed in December by Councilor Michael Perfetti, but tabled until...

  • Nomination papers available for town, school offices

    CUMBERLAND — Nomination papers are available for Town Council and School Board seats up for election on June 2. Three Town Council seats are in play, including the at-large seat occupied by Councilor Shirley Storey-King, the West Cumberland seat occupied by Councilor Ron Copp, and...

  • Public hearing Wednesday on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, March 25, on the proposed $91.2 million fiscal 2010 budget. The proposed budget would represent a $1.7 million, or 1.9 percent, increase over the current budget and increase the School Department's share...