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  • For now, Scarborough councilors avoid muzzling committee members

    SCARBOROUGH — A decision by councilors on Wednesday to remove a paragraph entitled "Interaction with the Media" before approving a procedures manual has for now warded off the appearance of council censorship of committee members. In an attempt to clean up language and clarify proced...

  • Giving, receiving: Holiday lessons from Scarborough's Project GRACE

    SCARBOROUGH — A community room at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church has been transformed by piles of presents and tables of clothing, toys and other items as volunteers work to wrap gifts with colorful papers, ribbons and bows in preparation for families who will pick them up this week. It's a...

  • Pine Point motel parking approved, opponents vow to keep fighting

    SCARBOROUGH — Opponents aren't backing down after the Planning Board unanimously approved reconfiguration of a Pine Point motel's parking lot using land gained in a swap with the town. During the board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, one resident stood up and interrupted the deliberation...

  • South Portland mayor, councilors defend their right to party

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four of the seven city councilors attended a private party last weekend to celebrate the new mayor's inauguration. Although the gathering on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mayor Tom Coward's home constituted a council quorum, neither the press nor the general public were invi...

  • Falmouth man's 108th birthday brings generations together

    FALMOUTH — After more than a century of birthdays, presents can get kind of dull. For Barrett Nichols, who turned 108 on Monday, Dec. 14, a room full of children helping him celebrate last week was a present that really brightened his day. The students from teacher Amy Farmer'...

  • Fort Williams fees among budget-balancing options in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Aware of the foreboding financial outlook for the coming year, the newly elected Town Council and Chairwoman Ann Swift-Kayatta took steps to save money at their first meeting Monday, Dec. 14. Councilors accepted a

  • Challenges face new Cape Elizabeth School Board members, leaders

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With news of a reduction in state funds for this year, and a grim outlook for fiscal year 2010-2011, the newest members of the School Board were sworn in on Monday, Dec. 14. John Christie, Kate Williams-Hewitt and David Hillman took their oaths in a special business...

  • State board upholds South Portland tax assessment of Maine Mall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owners of the Maine Mall received some good news and some bad news this week. While the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York accepted General Growth Properties' plan for the reorganization of $10.25 billion in debt, the Maine Board of Property Tax Review on Tuesday ...

  • South Portland buys land to thwart potential Scarborough development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the City Council unanimously approved using $10,000 from its Land Bank to purchase less than a quarter acre of land off Berwick Street on Dec. 7, residents and city officials alike hoped the effort would set a precedent for future open space conservation efforts.

  • Agencies step up liquor law enforcement

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY — A task force created to combat underage drinking has awarded grants to nine local law enforcement agencies. The Cumberland County Underage Drinking Enforcement Task Force gave $2,000 each to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department and to police departments in F...