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  • Pine Point land swap once again on Scarborough council agenda

    SCARBOROUGH — Opponents of a land swap between the town and owners of a Pine Point motel will have one more chance next week to persuade town councilors to reject the deal. The swap would give the town access to a small parcel of donated property to create a public turn-around for...

  • Scarborough design requirements could dash Marden's hopes for former Wal-Mart building

    SCARBOROUGH — Marden's Surplus & Salvage is eyeing the former Wal-Mart building on Payne Road in Scarborough for its newest store, Marden's General Manager Paul LePage said this week. But the popular Maine retailer may have a tough sell with the Planning Board. Con... 4

  • South Portland library employees OK contract; next stop, City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The library's first union labor contract will be presented to the City Council for approval on Monday, Aug. 17, after three years of negotiations between the city and library workers. Library employees approved the agreement last week, according to union President Tom Werley...

  • Developer seeks TIF from Scarborough to redevelop Konica building on Route 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A developer who is trying to renovate the former Konica Minolta building plans to request tax increment financing for the project. On Monday, Robert Gaudreau received conditional site plan approval from the Planning Board on his design for redeveloping the 60,000-squ...

  • Cape Elizabeth teen to sing anthem for Red Sox Nation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When Hannah Kramer's grandfather takes his season seat at Fenway Park on Aug. 23, he'll witness more than just a Red Sox -Yankees game. Kramer will kick off the night singing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" for a crowd of more than 35,000, which won't include...

  • Bath Water District criticizes restrictions in Comp Plan update

    BATH — An aspect of a proposed update to the city's Comprehensive Plan concerning the extension of public water and sewer lines stirred mixed emotions during a workshop at City Hall Wednesday evening. The update to the 1997 plan, which the City Council must ultimately approve, ...

  • Scarborough School Department facilities director resigns for Gorham job

    SCARBOROUGH — The long-time school facilities director has resigned to take a similar position in Gorham. Norm Justice, who has worked for the School Department for 21 years, submitted his resignation last week. On Sept. 4, he will begin his new position as Gorham schools faciliti...

  • Casino Beach woes prompt review of all parking rules in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Police Department recommendation to review parking rules on one street in the Cape Cottage neighborhood has prompted the Town Council to initiate a review of all parking regulations in town. The Ordinance Committee will discuss the issue through November, when i...

  • Humidity forces repairs to new floor in Scarborough High School gym

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough High School's new wood floor in Plummer Gymnasium is on the mend after high humidity caused it to swell and buckle, a flooring company representative said Wednesday. Installers from Connor Sports Flooring laid the new floor in March, after water from a bu...

  • Topsham to use grant for architectural survey

    TOPSHAM — The town will soon conduct an architectural survey of its historic district, thanks to a grant from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Aug. 6 to award the work to Topsham resident Scott Hanson, who runs Hanson Historic P...