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  • Health-care panel rescheduled to Jan. 4 in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Due to a winter storm on Dec. 9, the high school Advanced Placement government class had to reschedule a panel discussion on health-care reform. The public forum is now scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 345 Ocean Hou...

  • New year's wishes

    Visitors drop their written thoughts into a "wish bonfire" at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on Sunday, Dec. 20, during a celebration of the winter solstice. The solstice, also known as the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, arrived on Monday.

  • Scarborough, motel owners complete Pine Point swap; resident files DEP challenge

    Lighthouse Motel owners roped off the end of Depot Street Tuesday after deeds in the land swap with Scarborough were signed and recorded. The town held the first of three open houses Tuesday evening to gather input on a plan to develop a small public park on the portion the town gained in the swa...

  • South Portland High School renovation estimated to cost nearly $44M; further reductions sought

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A complete renovation of the high school to address health, safety and programming needs is now estimated to cost $43.9 million, but is expected to shrink. The preliminary cost estimate is about $12 million less than a $56 million renovation plan that was defeated by...

  • Harpswell selectmen consider putting pier assessment to voters

    HARPSWELL — Residents could be asked to make a decision at the March 13, 2010, Town Meeting about the future of the the pier at Mitchell Field. On Dec. 17, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to set a public hearing on a grant-funded assessment of the pier. If the analysis is ap...

  • Citizens put 'welcome to Bath' sign back on its feet

    BATH — Thanks to the work of a group of residents, the city once again has a sign on Old Brunswick Road to welcome motorists coming from Brunswick. One of the group, Carl Williams, said on Sunday a sign stood near Mill Pond Drive until it was struck by a vehicle more than 50 yea...

  • Energy grant helps Scarborough Public Works save money, keep plows moving

    Don Mitchell, left, and Scarborough Public Works Director Mike Shaw stand in front of a new system designed to turn on heaters that warm public works trucks' hydrolic fluid when the temperature dips to 32 degrees or lower. The temperature-sensitive control system, obtained with $11,000 of an $80,...

  • Brunswick council closes year with parking problems, grim budget news

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday closed 2009 with what's becoming a familiar refrain: Gloomy budget news from Augusta and parking issues at the Maine Street Station development. The council tabled its vote on a lease agreement between the town and the Brunswick Downtown Associa...

  • Harpswell mulls challenge to new federal flood map

    HARPSWELL — The town may appeal new flood mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that some people believe could impede land development or increase residential insurance costs. FEMA's remapping follows a congressional mandate to reassess the 100-year floodplain for coasta...

  • Bean adds Freeport winter outdoor camp for children

    FREEPORT — To promote outdoor education, healthy activities and fun, L.L. Bean will host a program to encourage children to play outdoors this winter. The Winter Adv...