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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 ...

  • Land trust to host Earth Day event

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will host an Earth Day celebration April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festivities will take place at the CELT office at 330 Ocean House Road. The first annual Earth Day celebration is dedicated to providing the families of Cape Elizabeth ...

  • City Council to discuss expanding recycling

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday will discuss ways to expand the city's curbside recycling program to include 1,100 apartment and condominium units throughout the city. City officials encourage the public to attend and voice their opinions of the options to be presente...

  • Falmouth curbside recycling schedule changes

    FALMOUTH — An error in the town's published curbside recycling schedule means residents will have collection two weeks in a row the end of the month before going back to an every-other-week cycle. For the east, pickup will occur on April 22 and 29 before returning to the normal tw...

  • Historical society hosts luncheon

    FALMOUTH —Members and friends of the Falmouth Historical Society are invited to an Herb Tasting Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 21 in the Russell Room of the Falmouth Memorial Library. Tate Museum and Gardens Horticulturalist James Perley will present "Informal Herb and Ki...

  • Portland Trails to discuss future routes

    PORTLAND — Portland Trails will hold a public forum Thursday, April 9, to gather input on future trails in Libbytown, Valley Street and Parkside. The nonprofit organization would like suggestions about ways to improve sidewalks, trails and trail connections, and bike facilities in...

  • State pier brainstorming session Saturday in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city will hold its final public input session about the Maine State Pier from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Ocean Gateway Terminal. The workshop, "Creating a Pier for Portland's Future," will include group work sessions where participants ...

  • OBI Fire Department offers scholarship

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants for the annual Sue Cary Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to help recruit and train new department members. It is offered to high school graduates and GED holders who are residents of O...

  • Bath trivia competition back for 3rd year

    BATH — Do you know Bath? You're about to find out. The third annual "So You Think You Know Bath," presented by Main Street Bath, will be held at the Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St., from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 3. Teams of local historians will be pitted against ...