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  • Winter idyll

    Walkers and equestrians ignored a chill wind to soak up a bit of winter sunshine at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Sunday, Jan. 10.

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...

  • Residents, town manager reach compromise over Cape Elizabeth land dispute

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dispute over town-owned property adjacent to a private home in the Leighton Farms subdivision may have been resolved at a Jan. 7 meeting between residents and the town manager. Ten residents of the Leighton Farm Road and Steeplebush neighborhoods met with Town Mana...

  • Brunswick-Topsham bridge work

    The Maine Department of Transportation closed the Free Black Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham for two days this week so crews could inspect and repair the structure.

  • Local farmers to act in community-based theater project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Farmers on stage and actors in the field – that is what artistic director Jennie Hahn envisioned when she created Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project. A project within Hahn's

  • Longtime Scarborough legislator to retire; School Board chairman to seek House seat

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Peggy Pendleton announced this week she will retire at the end of this legislative session. Pendleton, a Democrat who lives on Holmes Road, is currently in her second consecutive term representing House District 128. But her career in the Legislature spans 18 yea...

  • South Portland considers 6-month ban on medicinal marijuana sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to enact a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The proposal was discussed at a workshop Monday night. It has the support of the Police Department and four of the seven councilors, some of whom admitted they did not know ...

  • South Portland welcomes Cracker Barrel with open arms

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to build a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant near the Maine Mall. Cracker Barrel representatives said they expect to employ as many as 200 people. "Today is a great day for South Portland and the ...

  • Brunswick School Board opts for administrative shuffle instead of new school principal

    BRUNSWICK — With ominous budget deliberations looming, the School Board Wednesday voted 7-2 to reorganize administration in preparation for a new elementary school. The decision, opposed by board members Corrine Perreault and Michelle Small, came after the board first considered hiring a...

  • Layoffs, property tax increases hover over Brunswick budget talks; fate of new police station uncertain

    BRUNSWICK — Residents could be paying more for less after the Town Council adopts its 2010-2011 budget. The council learned during its annual retreat that it will be forced to consider layoffs, cuts in municipal services and a property tax increase to fill gaps created by cuts in sta...