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  02/16/18 -  FalmouthBusiness.com owner ignores site for years.   Finds little interest locally.

  04/12/16 -  Flagship Cinemas returning to Falmouth with ‘premium’ theater   The company says the new theater will open this summer next to Wal-Mart.

  04/12/16 -  Lamey-Wellehan Shoes, which has occupied a corner of the Falmouth Shopping Center for more than 20 years, is moving across the street.   Falmouth shoe store move means another vacancy in Route 1 center

  01/27/16 -  Leavitt & Sons - For a quick sandwich or a last-minute bottle of wine   If you find yourself driving down Route 1 in Falmouth, looking for something appetizing for lunch, drive past all those fast food joints and grocery stores and make a quick stop into Leavitt & Sons.

  01/07/16 -  Falmouth turnpike ramp to become development site   The town of Falmouth and the Maine Department of Transportation are partnering to redevelop 11 acres of prime real estate on Route 1, in the process replacing an overpass and ramp leading to the Maine Turnpike with a ground-level intersection.

  12/16/15 -  Milly's Skillet adds to West Falmouth dining options   Molly Ritzo, who already owns a food truck called Milly’s Skillet that is based on Peaks Island, was trying to get a second truck up and running by early fall at the former Smith Farm at 226 Gray Road - Rt 100. Ritzo said her Peaks Island truck will continue to operate in the summer at Jones Landing, but she will be spending the majority of her time at the Falmouth location, where she also hopes to provide outdoor seating. Ritzo said when the weather finally does get cold, she will host skating parties with chili and chowder sold at the truck, which overlooks a small pond adjacent to the property.

  9/25/15 -  Falmouth man needs permits to run his mansion as bed and breakfast   A ruling by the town will bar the homeowner, Marc Christensen, from using his property, The Mirabelle, a 16,000-square-foot mansion, as a wedding or professional party venue, but he may operate it as a bed and breakfast that offers cooking lessons – with town approval.

  6/16/15 -  Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't   People looking forward to having Rivalries sports bar in Falmouth. Tom Mendhunk, a member of the Tidewater Farm Homeowners Association, said the association has agreed to meet with the property owners to discuss their continuing issues - particularly about parking, noise, buffering, and traffic.

  3/24/15 -  Falmouth Audubon center plugs into solar power   U.S. Sen. Angus King, and Maine Audubon Executive Director Charles Gauvin survey a new solar array at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm headquarters in Falmouth.

  1/14/15 -  Dr. John Fitzsimmons, Falmouth High School Football Coach, resigns his position as President of Maine’s community college system; takes high road rather than oppose wrathful governor   “Equally important, when the chief executive of the state is telling people that nothing has happened for four years, that does harm to our system. Of course, it’s a baseless claim, but he has a very big bully pulpit,” Fitzsimmons said.

  12/23/14 -  Falmouth quiet zone restrictions will muffle train whistles as of Jan. 1   “A lot has been going on,” Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said of the Route 1 Infrastructure project, which is a long-planned project to overhaul the business district between the intersection of Route 88 and the Maine Turnpike Spur.

  11/25/14 -  Ohio-based company will close office in Falmouth   The Smithers Group is relocating 11 jobs to its Akron, Ohio, headquarters.

  11/12/14 -  Snout-to-Tail Workshop in Falmouth   Nate “Iggy” Brimmer and Andrew “Andy” Lindberg are offering another one of their popular “Snout-to-Tail” workshops this December 12-14th in Falmouth, Maine. Registration is currently open at: www.meatME.me

  11/05/14 -  Falmouth overwhelmingly backs $2.8M bond to expand library   The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half. The rest will be funded by a capital campaign organized by the library board of trustees.

  11/05/14 -  Cathy Breen claims victory in State Senate   Republican challenger Manchester to seek recount of Breen's 32-vote margin in District 25.

  05/16/14 -  Maine organic milk producer MOO Milk to close   The Falmouth-based organic milk processor Maine’s Own Organic Milk announced that it will shutter its operations because of obsolete equipment and the steep cost of building a new packaging facility in central Maine.

  04/24/14 -  Falmouth Route 1 project to begin April 28   The $11.7 million infrastructure project is designed to make the town’s commercial corridor more pedestrian-friendly.

  04/22/14 -  Falmouth wine shop to close after 22 years   The reason: good workers are hard to find.

  08/01/13 -  Wal-Mart cancels expansion in Falmouth   “Construction costs were higher than anticipated and we made the business decision not to move ahead.”

  06/12/13 -  Falmouth voters OK Route 1 corridor renovation   Voters passed the $11.7 million plan, 1,240-1,151.

  05/20/13 -  Falmouth council sends Route 1 redesign to voters   Don't forget to vote on June 11th!

  05/07/13 -  Travel on new Portland-Falmouth bridge expected this year   State transportation officials presented their final design for the new Martin's Point bridge, including minor aesthetic tweaks to the $23.5 million project that is under construction between Portland and Falmouth.

  02/15/13 -  New Restaurant! Bueno Loco Restaurante serving Yucatan-style Mexican food   Sounds great. Check out the menus.

  11/27/12 -  Falmouth places size limit on Route 1 businesses   The zoning applies to a one-mile stretch of Route 1 and largely rules out many 'big box' stores, although existing buildings larger than 50,000 square feet are exempt.

  11/07/12 -  Businesses sought for 'Shop Falmouth' promotion   The first annual Shop Falmouth event will take place Dec. 7-9, encouraging residents to patronize local businesses for their holiday shopping.

  10/15/12 -  Falmouth chamber fights Route 1 footprint limit   The Falmouth-Cumberland Community Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the council on Monday, asking town officials to work with the business community to find "a resolution which works for everyone" and "will promote a stronger economy in Falmouth."

  10/09/12 -  Falmouth may allow 50,000-square-foot businesses on Route 1   The new cap would still block big-box stores, but allow developers "enough flexibility to attract businesses that fit the character of Falmouth," a town councilor says.

  09/05/12 -  Angry Steve Woods cancels plans for Falmouth office building   "This is not an idiot," Councilor Bonny Rodden said during the discussion.

  08/22/12 -  Falmouth's 'big boxes' size limit questioned   A developer says the plan for a size cap is overkill, since no large retail stores have shown interest in the town.

  07/30/12 -  Falmouth considers putting a lid on big box stores   A zoning amendment would limit the footprint of new or expanded buildings.

  05/22/12 -  Walmart's Falmouth expansion nears construction   Walmart is expected to break ground this summer on a 32,000-square-foot expansion of its Route 1 store, according to Town Manager Nathan Poore.

  04/03/12 -  Route 1 discussion picks up steam in Falmouth   After nearly a decade of discussion there may finally be movement forward.

  04/02/12 -  Stonyfield Cafe in Falmouth closes its doors   The natural-foods cafe located in a plaza along Route 1 had been there over ten years.

  01/17/12 -  Falmouth council picks $3.45M OceanView deal   OceanView is a 60-acre retirement community next to the 20-acre school complex on Lunt Road.

  10/12/11 -  Falmouth retargeting Route 1 as 'downtown'   Some question the new zoning plan, fearing traffic jams and a negative effect on businesses.

  07/13/11 -  Falmouth cable contract nets $87K for new equipment   New 10-year contract with Time Warner Cable.

  06/17/11 -  Natural Foodie: Physician is amazed by vegan benefits, so he opens a retreat   The first vegan health retreat in Maine. Run by osteopathic doctor and orthopedic surgeon John Herzog, who practices in Falmouth.

  06/15/11 -  Falmouth voters defeat proposal to reuse schools   The 'town campus' plan fails by 1,938 to 1,777, but the school budget passes and five officials are elected.

  05/05/11 -  Falmouth Route 1 renovation is praised   A former car dealership is now a retail space, with more trees, grass and efficient lighting.

  04/26/11 -  Forbes ranks Falmouth 'Top City to Live and Learn'   Falmouth topped the list of 67 cities with a perfect score of 100 for educational quality.

  04/25/11 -  Campaign under way to redevelop Falmouth schools    Question 1 on the June 14 town ballot asks voters to approve the $5.65 million proposal and spend up to $1.5 million in surplus town funds on the project.

  02/25/11 -  Falmouth Bookstore, "Books Etc.", closing doors   240 U.S. Route 1, next to Staple's.

  01/19/11 -  Buoyed by poll, Falmouth councilors eye Route 1 zoning changes   An unscientific survey of residents found overwhelming support for limiting the size of buildings and constructing them closer to the street.

  01/12/11 -  Falmouth council's zoning decision backs Walmart expansion    Walmart now has to submit plans for the expansion, which would include a full-service grocery store.


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