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Despite objections, council OKs tax break for Carleton St. housing PORTLAND— A new tax increment finance zone and two allocations of federal funding will help three city housing projects get underway. City councilors on Monday approved establishing the TIF for Avesta Housing for its proposed
The Forecaster | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Falmouth, Maine
City Council sets aid guidelines for asylum seekers PORTLAND —While it may not help all those it intends to, the Community Support Fund will move forward after city councilors approved the guidelines Monday night. The $2.6 million program will be open to people who were receiving General Assist
The Forecaster | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Falmouth, Maine
Six arrested in Parkside prostitution sweep PORTLAND— Five men and one boy were arrested Sunday evening, Aug. 2, in the Parkside area when police conducted a prostitution sting operation. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said an undercover female police officer was approached at an
The Forecaster | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Falmouth, Maine
Topsham Fair kicks off 161st year despite stormy skies Riders fill up the seats of the flying swings Tuesday, Aug. 4, during a rainy opening night at the 161st annual Topsham Fair.
The Forecaster | 4 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Falmouth, Maine
Scarborough voters approve school budget SCARBOROUGH — Voters on Tuesday approved a $43.5 million school budget, 1,679 to 1,053. Voter turnout was 18 percent. It was the third attempt to pass a spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, which began July 1.
The Forecaster | 6 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Falmouth, Maine
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Outage knocks out power to WMTW Westbrook studio A Central Maine Power outage has knocked out power to WMTW's studio in Westbrook.
WMTW.com | 7 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Portland, Maine
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Lincoln County At 5:31 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for midcoast areas including Lincoln County. The towns of Boothbay, Edgecomb and Southport are mentioned specifically in the warning, which advises that high winds, heavy rain
Lincoln County News | 10 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Damariscotta, Maine
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Bodies discovered in car in northern Somerset County A car containing the bodies of two people has been found in The Forks in northern Somerset County, the Somerset County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.
WMTW.com | 11 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Portland, Maine
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Fair, festival safety in spotlight in wake of circus tent collapse In light of the tent collapse that killed two people in Lancaster, New Hampshire, people attending festivals and fairs in Maine say they are keeping a close eye on the weather to keep their kids safe.
WMTW.com | 14 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Portland, Maine
Falmouth School Board 'goodwill gesture' cuts tax rate 5 cents FALMOUTH — The School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to put unexpected state education aid toward reducing the property tax rate and replenishing the School Department's reserve. The special morning meeting was spent discussing
The Forecaster | 15 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Falmouth, Maine

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