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  • South Portland seeks citizens for sister city initiative

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Tom Coward is seeking about a dozen citizens to help South Portland find a sister city. Launching a Sister City partnership was one of the initiatives outlined in Coward's inaugural address in December, but it has taken a back seat to more pressing issues like ...

  • Access to Scarborough's Pine Point Beach in place for holiday weekend

    SCARBOROUGH — The first phase of construction on the Pine Point Beach access path and King Street reconstruction project is coming to a close just in time for beach goers to flood the area for the Memorial Day weekend. Construction workers this week poured and pressed the cement for ...

  • Brunswick officials unhappy with BNAS fields deal

    BRUNSWICK — Town officials say the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station reneged on a 3-year-old deal for recreational fields when it agreed to turn them over to Southern Maine Community College last week. During its May 18 board meeting, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment...

  • Nice tri in Freeport

    Bruce Butterworth of Seabrook, N.H., heads for the finish line of the inaugural Tri for the Y in Freeport on Saturday, May 22. More than 250 athletes participated in either a triathlon (325-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run) or duathlon (12-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run) to benefi...

  • Cooperative effort in Falmouth

    Gabrielle Cyr hands containers of detergent to her seventh-grade classmates from Falmouth Middle School, who worked bucket-brigade lines on May 21 to load food-drive products collected at OceanView. Donated items were then taken by school bus to the Falmouth Food Bank.

  • Memorial Day events in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Memorial Day activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a parade starting at Freeport High School on Hoolbrook Street. The parade will continue north on Main Street to School Street and down to the town park on Bow Street. There, the town ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with a...

  • Cape students prepare for mission to Guatemala

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Middle School Spanish teacher Susan Dana will lead a group of Cape Elizabeth High School students and five adults to Guatemala to volunteer for Safe Passage on June 20. Safe Pass...

  • Scarborough council adds $100K to school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to add $100,000 to the school budget after voters narrowly rejected a $34.9 million budget on May 11. After a public hearing and second reading on June 2, the budget will go back to voters for a second validation referendum on J...

  • Divided council sends Cape Elizabeth school budget to June 8 referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved the fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, May 25. The $20.7 million budget now goes to a citizen referendum on June 8. Chairwoman Anne Swift-Kayatta and Councilor Jessica Sullivan voted against the budget in the 5-2 decision....

  • Portland Jetport emergency exercise June 5 expected to cause traffic mess

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, while emergency workers participate in a large-scale aviation emergency training exercise. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays....