Articles by Colin Ellis

 
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Portland School Board member guilty of driving to endanger

By Colin Ellis on Oct. 27, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
A School Board member who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence this summer has pleaded guilty to driving to endanger.
The Thomas B. Reed School at 28 Homeland Ave., Portland.

Neighborhood concerns send school redevelopment plans ‘back to the drawing board’

By Colin Ellis on Oct. 21, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.

Falmouth schools adding e-cigarettes to banned products

By Colin Ellis on Oct. 21, 2015, at 8:27 a.m.
Language about nicotine products, including a ban on electronic cigarette use, was added to the system-wide student code of conduct.
Casco Bay Arena, the new pavilion-style hockey rink on Hat Trick Drive in Falmouth, is scheduled to open Oct. 23.

Falmouth to open new $2 million hockey rink

By Colin Ellis on Oct. 13, 2015, at 3:26 p.m.
The Mirabelle mansion at 200 Woodville Road, in Falmouth.

Falmouth ‘gourmet getaway’ runs into permit problems

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 23, 2015, at 3:07 p.m.
A plan to use a Woodville Road mansion as an events venue and culinary retreat is on hold because the property doesn’t have necessary permits.

Falmouth plastic bag ban finds support from residents

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 17, 2015, at 12:28 p.m.
Aaron Parker is the owner of Edgewood Nursery on Cruston Way in Falmouth, which specializes in unusual edibles from around the world.

‘Unusual edibles’: Nursery lets Mainers create exotic landscapes

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 16, 2015, at 10:54 a.m.
Aaron Parker said he focuses on “unusual edibles,” including minor fruits, medicinal herbs, perennial vegetables and permaculture plants.
The crypt was eventually covered with a large stone, likely to prevent people from getting into it.

Rediscovered Falmouth crypt provides clues to the past

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 16, 2015, at 8:39 a.m.
The crypt is noted on a map of the town dating back to 1857 so it’s at least that old.
Pious Ali is founder of the Maine Interfaith Youth Alliance and helped organize a staged reading of the book "Martin's Big Words" at the Ocean Avenue Elementary School's Martin Luther King Day event Monday Jan 21, 2013.

Portland School Board member up for $100K prize

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 15, 2015, at 2:27 p.m.
The award is given to a New England educational organization based on public online polling. Voting began Sept. 8.
Cathy Nichols is a member of the town’s Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee, which has been working to help craft an ordinance to eventually ban the use of single-use plastic bags in Falmouth. There is a public forum on Sept. 16 about such an ordinance.

Falmouth to hear opinions about plastic bag ban

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 08, 2015, at 12:16 p.m.
The first year would include a 5-cent fee on paper and plastic bags at the largest stores. Plastic bags would be banned in the second year.
The Thomas B. Reed School at 28 Homeland Ave., Portland.

2 groups interested in redeveloping former Portland school

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 08, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
Michael Doyle

Government critic sues Scarborough, town councilors

By Colin Ellis on Sept. 03, 2015, at 8:20 a.m.

Falmouth council to hear from public before drafting bag ban

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 25, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
A Portland METRO bus headed for Congress Street in this 2012 file photo.

Portland high school students to ride METRO buses

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 24, 2015, at 7:11 p.m.

Falmouth panel recommends town create a senior center

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 24, 2015, at 7:07 p.m.

Lightning strike likely cause of Falmouth house fire

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 18, 2015, at 11:13 a.m.
A $10 million overhaul of Route 100 is in the works, and will likely go before the voters in 2016.

Falmouth eyes June 2016 referendum on Route 100 project

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 11, 2015, at 2:23 p.m.
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Portland School Board member pleads not guilty to OUI

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.

Brunswick planners OK church permit, subdivision sketch plan

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 05, 2015, at 12:46 p.m.
The pavilion-style Casco Bay Arena in Falmouth is intended to provide affordable ice time at peak hours for hockey players.

Youth hockey group preparing to open $2 million Falmouth rink

By Colin Ellis on Aug. 04, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.