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  • Scarborough council gets preliminary plan for Pine Point beach access

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager Wednesday introduced a working design for a controversial public area at Pine Point. The sketch by Terrance DeWann & Associates is the result of work by Town Manager Tom Hall's task force, a group made up of two Pine Point Residents Association membe...

  • Compliance with policies problematic for South Portland School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although School Board rules require four meetings a year with the superintendent of schools, to set goals and evaluate her job performance, it appears the board is not meeting its obligations. Although the board chairman, in response to a written request for info...

  • Bath seeks grant for Centre Street improvements

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to seek a $500,000 public infrastructure grant to help fund improvements on Centre Street. The $1.3 million project is planned to rehabilitate Centre Street between Bluff Road and High Street. Improvements would include ...

  • Would-be robbers get fresh breath, no loot in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for two teenagers suspected of trying to rob a Cottage Road convenience store at knife-point late Tuesday. Police Lt. Todd Bernard said two school-aged boys, each estimated to be 15-17 years old and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, entered ...

  • Hearing could help plan future of Harpswell public land

    HARPSWELL — In 2002, Harpswell assumed ownership of more than 77 acres of forest behind the municipal facility on Mountain Road. The land was meant for some future use, but aside from a failed proposal to install wind turbines atop the Long Reach overlook – the highest point in town...

  • Man allegedly drags ATM out of Scarborough store, leads police on high-speed chase

    SCARBOROUGH — The theft of an automated teller machine on Sunday night at a Mussey Road convenience store played out like the plot line for a 2009 version of Woody Allen's 1969 movie, "Take the Money and Run." But instead of the inept Allen getting his hand caught in the...

  • Preschoolers can get H1N1 vaccinations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH —The town and Visiting Nurses Association Home Health & Hospice will be holding a regional preschool H1N1 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 at St. Maximilian Church on Black Point Road. The clinic is open only to children age 6 months to 5 ye...

  • International students at SMCC look to translate experiences into a new language

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Tuesday evening, a group of 11 international students at Southern Maine Community College was putting the final touches on its end-of-semester projects.  Over the next week, the students will visit elementary students in Topsham and give short speeches in the ...

  • Government students in Cape Elizabeth to host a health-care reform discussion

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school Advanced Placement government class will host a panel discussion on health care reform Wednesday, Dec. 9. The event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 345 Ocean House Road. The community is encouraged to...

  • Holiday performance at Harrington House

    FREEPORT — The Harrington House at 45 Main St. will host a traditional Victorian Christmas celebration this weekend in the form of a seasonal holiday performance. The Harrington children will invite visitors to decorate the Christmas tree, to sing and wait for their father the sea captain t...