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  • New Veterans Memorial Bridge due by July 2012

    PORTLAND — Plans to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Portland and South Portland were unveiled by the Maine Department of Transportation on Feb. 4 at Mercy Hospital's Fore River campus. The $63 million replacement bridge will be taller than the existing structure, wi...

  • Scarborough legislators to hold office hours

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Peggy Pendleton and Sean Flaherty will hold office hours Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kitchen & Cork, 400 Expedition Drive. The hours are an informal way for constituents to voice their opinions and concerns with the two Democratic legis...

  • Herbie, Yarmouth's giant elm, determined to be 217 years old

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Forest Service says Herbie, the town's massive Elm tree, was 217 years old when it was cut down Jan. 19. Herbie's rings were counted by Peter Lammert of the Maine Forest Service. Lammert estimated upon first review that the tree was 212. On Jan. 29, the fore...

  • Frigid fundraisers in Bath

    The temperature on Front Street in downtown Bath was 9 degrees when 40 participants took off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in a run/walk to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and Haiti earthquake relief. Phil Coyne, left in orange, organized the event in less than a week with support from Per...

  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Testing offered for 2010 Census employment

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents interested in 2010 Census employment are encouraged to attend applicant testing by the U.S. Census Bureau at the Scarborough Public Library. To register for a testing session, call the bureau at 866-861-2010. The test takes a half hour and an application may b...

  • Bath council narrowly OKs $300K bond for turf field

    BATH — The City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday evening in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for all-weather turf at McMann Field. The vote mirrored a preliminary tally a month ago. The council this time granted final passage to authorize a bond, which will fund the purchase ...

  • South Portland debates closing road for retail project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night held a special workshop to hear a revised proposal to discontinue Gorham Road Extension for construction of a strip mall. The new proposal would discontinue 600 feet of Gorham Road Extension from the Western Avenue intersection, rather th...

  • Scarborough a step closer to pawn shop, tighter controls on dealers

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed ordinance before the Town Council would legalize pawn shops in certain parts of town. But it stops short of a Police Department recommendation to extend some reporting requirements to all second-hand shops. The council first faced the issue last fall, ...

  • Fees prompt Scarborough to stop accepting credit cards

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a topic of debate for last year's Finance Committee. Now, with town officials scrambling to save money, the town has decided not to accept credit cards for tax bills and other fees paid at Town Hall. Last year, credit card processing fees cost Scarborough nearly ...