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  • Arsonist to serve 11 years, pay $3.7M to businesses displaced in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., was sentenced in U.S. District Court Thursday to 11 1/2 years in prison for setting fires that destroyed 26 small businesses in Yarmouth and an office building in York. He was also ordered to pay $3.7 million in restitution to the 2...

  • State, town pass the buck, delay Scarborough pawn shop

    SCARBOROUGH — A local business owner says his attempt to open a pawn shop in Scarborough is being held up by the town's lack of a local licensing ordinance. Town officials say he can obtain the license he needs through the state, which makes a local ordinance unnecessary.

  • South Portland councilors to tour Vermont energy plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Some city councilors on Tuesday, Nov. 17, will travel to Vermont to see a tri-generation power plant, similar to one being considered for Highland Avenue. Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director Erik Carson said Mayor Tom Blake and Councilor Maxi...

  • Scarborough councilor makes unusual, public bid for leadership

    SCARBOROUGH — A town councilor last week announced her candidacy for council chairwoman, giving the public a rare peek into what is traditionally a behind-the-scenes selection process. Beginning her third consecutive three-year term on the council after receiving the most votes in...

  • Council tells Cape Elizabeth homeowner hands off Greenbelt land; parking restricted near Casino Beach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A homeowner in the Leighton Farm subdivision with land adjacent to town-owned conservation property will have to stop making improvements to the town land and remove part of a stone wall built in 2004. The Town Council voted 7-0 Monday to deny Philip O'Hearn's reque...

  • South Portland High School expands online courses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students at South Portland High School will be able to take an advanced graphic design course as soon as next fall. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the School Board on Monday night unanimously endorsed the new course, which will not increase education costs.

  • New eateries set to open in South Portland's Knightville neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two area women are hoping to spice up the local dining scene in the coming weeks by opening new restaurants in Knightville.  The Snow Squall, 18 Ocean St., is getting ready to reopen, perhaps as soon as Nov. 18, and the Zeta Cafe could begin serving dinner in the...

  • Falmouth boys repeat

    In what's become an almost annual ritual, the Falmouth boys soccer team lifted its latest championship trophy Saturday, Nov. 7, after a 3-0 win over Ellsworth in the Class B state final. The Yachtsmen have won the title seven times since 2000. Story in Sports, Page 13.

  • Falmouth winter parking ban starts Sunday

    FALMOUTH — The town's winter parking ban goes into effect next week. Between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. from Nov. 15 to April 15, no vehicles may be parked on any town-maintained street. In addition, parked vehicles that interfere with plowing or snow removal at ...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks bids to upgrade Gull Crest trail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission plans to upgrade the Inner Loop Trail on the Gull Crest property and is looking for construction bids for the project. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said she is not sure how much the project will cost, but work will include gravel, geotextile fabr...