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  • Updated: Portland police arrest 1 of 3 men detained in Congress Street gun report

    PORTLAND — One of three men detained last Thursday in relation to a report of a man waving a gun on Congress Street has been arrested by Portland Police for a June robbery.  Police Lt. Tony Ward said this week that Ahmed Ismail, 23, was arrested on Friday for allegedly robbing a ...

  • Chairman wants Scarborough council to revisit wind turbine vote

    SCARBOROUGH — Less than 12 hours after councilors voted to adopt a wind turbine ordinance, the Town Council chairman is hoping they will reconsider. The council finally tackled the ordinance governing the small wind-energy systems early Thursday morning. Several revisions ha...

  • Scarborough OKs swap for Pine Point land

    SCARBOROUGH — After 4 1/2 hours of discussion Wednesday, town councilors voted 4-3 to swap a portion of a Pine Point road with a parking strip owned by a local motel. As councilors debated the proposal to trade a strip of Depot Road in front of the Lighthouse Inn for the motel's p...

  • Cape Elizabeth council will make traffic light decision in August

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Monday said they will decide in August whether to put a traffic light at the intersection of Route 77, Shore and Scott Dyer roads. The Town Council last November postponed the decision until May, and in the meantime approved funding for passive ...

  • Sunday is Falmouth Library Sundae

    FALMOUTH – This Sunday's Library Sundae promises to be a sweet treat for young and old. Between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 19, the Falmouth Memorial Library will host a summer party with antique cars and trucks, live music by Doc's Banjo Band and valve cover races, a small vehic...

  • Scholarship, open house honor dance teacher

    FALMOUTH — The Maine State Ballet will award a tuition scholarship for a tap dance student in honor of long-time tap instructor Peggy Etter. The studio will also recognize Etter's more than 50 years of service with an open house celebration and scholarship benefit on Saturday, July 18. ...

  • City Council health-care benefit may go to South Portland voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to put the future of their health-care insurance to voters this November. The council spent more than an hour in a workshop Monday night debating the insurance benefit, which costs about $70,000 to cover six of the seven councilors. 2

  • Falmouth changes Transfer Station charges

    FALMOUTH — Beginning Monday, July 20, vehicle permit stickers for the Transfer Station will cost $5 annually and disposal tags will cost $5 each. Permits purchased this year will be valid through 2010. Permits purchased within the past two years will be valid through the end of 20...

  • Yarmouth school garden proves fertile for winner of presidential teaching award

    YARMOUTH — Kimberly Spencer, a looping second- and third-grade teacher at Yarmouth Elementary School, used the school district garden as a way to teach her students about math. Last week, she learned that her creativity landed her the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Scie...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers put rubber to the road with farm stand on a bus

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Penny Jordan, co-owner of Jordan's Farm, likes to joke that her farm is going "back to the future" – on a renovated school bus. In an office behind her farm store on Wells Road, she has a decades-old photo of a mobile farm stand from which another Cap...