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  • Riding the trail

    The passing of Hurricane Ida's remnants and temperatures in the 60s last weekend brought Jonathan Rundell of Scarborough out to the Marsh and the Eastern Trail looking for things to photograph.

  • Crossing flags available in downtown Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Crossing Maine Street should now be a bit safer. Bright, yellow flags are being placed at key intersections along the four-lane downtown street to boost safety by making pedestrians more conspicuous. The flags are available for people to carry from one side of the str...

  • Brunswick book sale

    Adison Smith, 2, reaches for her quick portrait, done by Brunswick author and artist Charlotte Agell at the Curtis Memorial Library children's book sale last weekend.

  • Police charge teenager with arson at Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — Police on Wednesday arrested a 14-year-old Morse High School student on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at the school. At 12:11 p.m. that day the Fire Department responded to a fire in a first-floor boys bathroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which was sprea...

  • Scarborough council asked to revisit land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point Residents Association member wasted no time on Wednesday asking the new Scarborough Town Council to walk away from the council decision last summer to swap land with a local motel. During public comments, after the swearing in of returning Councilor Carol Ra... 3

  • South Portland councilors fired up about wood-to-energy power plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A trip to Vermont by two city councilors seems to have swayed their support for a wood-fueled power plant near Rigby Yard. Councilors Maxine Beecher and Jim Hughes traveled to Middlebury, Vt., on Nov. 17 with Assistant City Manager Erik Carson and representatives from...

  • Independents' day: New organization promotes local businesses in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — What takes less time, is more convenient, supports local businesses and keeps more dollars in town? Shopping locally. And now there is a nonprofit organization that helps independent business owners  in Scarborough and will soon benefit residents and loc...

  • South Portland approves $50K loan for disabled housing project, wants more info on steel company bailout

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 loan to a nonprofit group building a group home in Knightville for disabled adults. But the council did not vote on a $50,000 bailout of a local steel company hit hard by the recession.   ...

  • South Portland School Board appointment raises questions about oversight, superintendent's role

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night unanimously, and without discussion, appointed Jerald McQueeney to represent District 3 on the School Board. The 42-year-old Clifford Street resident will serve on the board until the next general election on Nov. 2, 2010. McQueeney, ...

  • Cafe, wine bar in the works for Cape Elizabeth shopping center

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A trio of local professionals want to open a cafe that will offer residents a bagel before work, a place for stay-at-home parents to gather with their children and a wine bar to relax after a long day. James Wagner, Dr. Samir Haydar and David Leopold met with the Planning Boa...