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  • Portland-Nova Scotia ferry cuts 1st season short by 3 weeks

    PORTLAND — Nova Star Cruises will end its sailing season in October, three weeks earlier than planned, as a result of a low volume of motor coach tours. The company said in a statement Monday that its final sail date will be Oct. 13, leaving that night from Portland to stay in Yarmou...

  • Correction

    Martha Brant's first name was reported incorrectly in a Page 3 story last week about a Harpswell dispute over placement of a wharf.

  • Noisy bird triggers cockfight between Cape Elizabeth neighbors

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A problem dismissed by the Town Council two years ago is back on the table after neighbors couldn't resolve a dispute over a crowing rooster. Councilor Kathy Ray brought up the problem at Wednesday's council workshop after receiving a letter from Joe Gajda, who ...

  • Filing deadline arrives for Cape Elizabeth candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With nomination papers due at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, time is almost up for candidates hoping to be on the Nov. 4 town ballot. Two Town Council seats and two on the School Board are up for election this year. As of Thursday, enough candidates had filed to fill each p...

  • S.P. delays vote on waste collection changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council Wednesday repealed a superfluous moratorium on tar sands development in the city, and tabled action on amending the city's waste collection system to include some condominiums and apartment buildings.  Although councilors previously passed ...

  • GOP loses 2 House candidates in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Republican candidates in state House District 31 and District 32 have withdrawn, leaving the districts' incumbent Democratic representatives unopposed in the Nov. 4 election. Stephen Popp on Wednesday said has withdrawn his candidacy in District 31. State electi...

  • 7 candidates file for 3 seats on Scarborough Town Council

    SCARBOROUGH — All sitting councilors and board members are seeking re-election in November. There are four challengers for three Town Council seats. Barring write-ins, two School Board incumbents will be unopposed. Candidates had until Wednesday, Sept. 3, to file nominati...

  • State grant to fund Cape Elizabeth storm-water management study

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town will use a $16,500 grant to conduct a storm-water study recommended in the Town Center Plan. The town was awarded the grant Aug. 12 by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Wildlife, and Forestry through the Municipal Planning Assistance Program. ...

  • Scarborough cell tower growth remains a tough sell

    SCARBOROUGH — Planning Board members and residents are still hesitant to adopt a zoning ordinance that would allow more cellular phone towers. The Town Council held a workshop Wednesday with two members of the Planning Board to discuss Town Planner Dan Bacon's proposed tweaks to...

  • Scarborough to vote on borrowing more than $1M

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters on Nov. 4 will decide bond referendums to fund revaluation of the town and acquisition of a new fire truck. Town councilors voted unanimously in favor of putting both items on the ballot in their meeting Wednesday. The fire truck would require borrowi...