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  • Scarborough council gives Gateway Square owners more time for sewer payments

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted Wednesday to give owners of a Haigis Parkway business development a one-year extension on sewer assessment fees. After South Portland-based Fairchild Semiconductor pulled out of an agreement a year ago to build a new headquarters at Gateway Squ...

  • Scarborough board delays Pine Point motel parking lot decision, looks for collaboration

    SCARBOROUGH — There was no doubt who was in charge at Monday's Planning Board meeting. Before allowing public comment on a site plan for reconfiguration of the Lighthouse Motel's parking lot in Pine Point, Chairman Allen Paul laid down the ground rules, asking speakers to comment only...

  • Bath Council approves fiscal 2010 TIF budget

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the tax increment financing budget for fiscal 2010. The budget includes two TIFs. The Wing Farm TIF includes the first two phases of the Wing Farm business park, the Bath Iron Works Ultra Hall and downtown pr...

  • Goodwill Industries to open retail store in former Circuit City building in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Goodwill Industries of Northern New England will open a flagship store in the former Circuit City building at 555 Maine Mall Road.  Randy Finamore, Goodwill senior vice president of retail, said the store could be open as soon as next spring, creating up to 50 jo...

  • Brunswick School Department braces for state aid curtailment

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department anticipates it will have slash approximately $664,000 from its budget to cope with an expected state aid curtailment. School Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said Tuesday that he expected the official curtailment edict to be announced later this week, w...

  • Despite objection, Brunswick council OKs sale of Thomas Point Road property

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to sell a 2-acre parcel on Thomas Point Road to Brinks Allied Holdings of Topsham. The property is one of two the town has been trying to sell since last year. The other, the former Times Record building on Industry Road, is still f...

  • Pact with South Portland firefighters contains no-layoff clause, fitness stipends, but no cost-of-living raises

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a two-year contract with firefighters, who will not receive across-the-board raises, but gained a no-layoff clause. The contract, which expires on June 30, 2011, is expected to cost the city more than $8,000 t...

  • SAD 51 seeks input from Cumberland, North Yarmouth at Nov. 18 budget forum

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 will hold a budget forum on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to hear public input as the district plans its fiscal 2011 budget. The forum will begin at Greely High School at 7 p.m. "What we're trying to do is get, from the community, the ...

  • Cooking with the best

    Mary Blenk of Cumberland prepares her Blueberry Chocolate Blintz Crepes, which earned the third-place prize of $500 on Nov. 1 at the Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off at Ocean Gateway in Portland. Blenk faced 29 other cooks from throughout the region, in a competition judged by Steve Corry, executive ...

  • PROP comes to Freeport

    People’s Regional Opportunity Program recently expanded its coverage from Portland to include Freeport. Last week it began weatherization of the home of Margret Baker, left, who talks with Gov. John Baldacci and Baker's daughter Nancy about how insulation of the house will save her money. Funds fo...