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  • Proposed Scarborough ordinance allows backyard chickens, eliminates 'piggery' prohibition

    SCARBOROUGH — There's good news for people looking to raise chickens or grow vegetables in their backyards. The Town Council voted unanimously last week to send a list of proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance to the Planning Board for review. The amendments would ease restricti...

  • 'Reality check' stalls plan for art studios at South Portland's Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Plans to bring an arts studio and cafe to Willard Square have been put on hold. Instead, an old house at the corner of Preble and Willow streets, once envisioned as a cultural center for local artists, is expected to become a two-unit residence, according to Planning...

  • From Central Station to central casting: 'It's time for the 'Fire Drill Show' in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When firefighter Jeff Rogers slid down the pole at Central Station Wednesday morning, he wasn't on his way to a fire. Instead, the 42-year-old Scarborough resident was gearing up for the first day of shooting for an animated film that will be nationally distributed t...

  • Maker of organic ice cream clears hurdle for move from Portland to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Certified organic ice cream and baked goods may soon be a staple off Highland Avenue near the Wainwright Farms athletic complex. Maple's Organic Desserts is planning to set up ret...

  • Brunswick School Board quietly elects new chairwoman

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board elected a new chairman on Wednesday, two weeks after voting to remove Byron Watson from the leadership po...

  • Topsham selectmen send revised conduct code to public hearing

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted March 18 to send a proposed code of conduct, as well as code changes related to Town Meeting, to an April 1 public hearing. The Government Improvement Committee met with the board in a workshop March 1 to discuss tweaks to both documents, w...

  • SAD 75 looks to trim budget by about 5%

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is hoping to build a budget for next year that is almost 5 percent smaller than the current spending plan. The district budgeted $36.25 million for fiscal 2010. But Superintendent of Schools Mike Wilhelm said a $1.5 million decline in ...

  • Sullivan travels to Freeport

    Composer and pianist Paul Sullivan performs March 20 for the Freeport Historical Society's "Spring Serenade" fundraiser at the Freeport Community Center. Nearly 100 people enjoyed a silent auction and the performance by Sullivan, a Maine resident who is known for his work as a soloist, as part of a ...

  • Falmouth Fire Dept. presents annual awards

    FALMOUTH — The Fire Department had record attendance at its annual awards dinner at Keeley's in Portland on March 20, when more than 140 members and their guests came out to recognize members for their service. Certificates were presented to the 32 members of the department who compl...

  • Films help Winter Street Center continue restoration

    BATH — A film series is part of the plan to raise money for restoration and maintenance of the aging Winter Street Center. The 880 Washington St. building, formerly the Winter Street Congregational Church, is home to the Dreamland Movie Theater and other uses. The theater...