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  • Miles of smiles

    Lisa Kostopolous, right, of The Good Table restaurant, serves a salad using fresh apples and walnuts as part of the third annual 20-Mile Meal on Oct. 4 at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The fundraiser for Cultivating Community has area chefs prepare dishes using meat, seafood and produce raise...

  • Bath to undertake annual Comp Plan updates

    BATH — The multi-year process of revising a Comprehensive Plan long in need of updating is now a thing of the past. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night for annual reviews of the plan beginning in 2011. The most recent update, which the council adopted Sept. 2, cal...

  • Volunteers sought for Scarborough Marsh clean-up

    SCARBOROUGH — Several organizations and the town are asking for volunteers to help during the annual fall clean-up of the marsh and beaches. The effort will take place at various sites on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. After the clean-up, workers are invited to a free gui...

  • South Portland city councilor: TABOR II a 'dangerous fantasy'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Oct. 5 to oppose Question 4 on the statewide referendum ballot, the second so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights. TABOR II would essentially freeze state and local government budgets at the current level, allowing growth at the same ...

  • Out on the town

    Iszi Mickunas, in sunglasses and tiara, and friends Morgan Quigg, left, Elise Martin, Diana McLeod Abbie Hinchman and Tess Hinchman, all 12, celebrated Iszi's 13th birthday in downtown Bath on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, by dressing up as Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Iszi's parents, ...

  • Clarification

    A profile of Brunswick Town Council candidate Joanne King last week should have said King is in favor of a new police station. The town's Capital Improvement Program has allocated $6.65 million for the project. However, that figure is an estimate, and not one King would necessarily support.

  • Congressional compromise allows no-cost property transfers at Brunswick base

    BRUNSWICK — The state's congressional delegation has managed to strike a language compromise in the Defense Authorization bill that the redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station say will speed property transfers at the base and soften the region's recovery from its shutdown. Th...

  • Scarborough group seeks a good new home for an old barn

    SCARBOROUGH — With its square shape, hip roof and cupola, it's not the typical New England barn. Reminiscent of an old schoolhouse, the post-and-beam structure sitting precariously on a field-stone foundation has been a part of Broadturn Farm for many years. But this y...

  • South Portland library to reconsider holiday policy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With library employees fully unionized and working under a signed contract with the city, the library director and advisory board are again poised to discuss the sensitive topic of holiday hours at the Main Library on Broadway. That effort, however, could stoke a...

  • Cape schools freeze spending to prepare for more state cuts

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a way to prepare for potential school subsidy cuts by the state, the School Department will once again freeze spending. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins said he expects a cut close to the $421,000 curtailment Cape Elizabeth experienced last year, and possibly more....