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  • Scarborough council asked to revisit land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point Residents Association member wasted no time on Wednesday asking the new Scarborough Town Council to walk away from the council decision last summer to swap land with a local motel. During public comments, after the swearing in of returning Councilor Carol Ra... 3

  • South Portland councilors fired up about wood-to-energy power plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A trip to Vermont by two city councilors seems to have swayed their support for a wood-fueled power plant near Rigby Yard. Councilors Maxine Beecher and Jim Hughes traveled to Middlebury, Vt., on Nov. 17 with Assistant City Manager Erik Carson and representatives from...

  • Independents' day: New organization promotes local businesses in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — What takes less time, is more convenient, supports local businesses and keeps more dollars in town? Shopping locally. And now there is a nonprofit organization that helps independent business owners  in Scarborough and will soon benefit residents and loc...

  • South Portland approves $50K loan for disabled housing project, wants more info on steel company bailout

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 loan to a nonprofit group building a group home in Knightville for disabled adults. But the council did not vote on a $50,000 bailout of a local steel company hit hard by the recession.   ...

  • South Portland School Board appointment raises questions about oversight, superintendent's role

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night unanimously, and without discussion, appointed Jerald McQueeney to represent District 3 on the School Board. The 42-year-old Clifford Street resident will serve on the board until the next general election on Nov. 2, 2010. McQueeney, ...

  • Cafe, wine bar in the works for Cape Elizabeth shopping center

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A trio of local professionals want to open a cafe that will offer residents a bagel before work, a place for stay-at-home parents to gather with their children and a wine bar to relax after a long day. James Wagner, Dr. Samir Haydar and David Leopold met with the Planning Boa...

  • Collins in Freeport

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins speaks to students at Freeport Middle School on Nov. 12, where she described her typical day and answered questions from the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Freeport Food Pantry volunteer from Yarmouth receives annual Carol Kaplan Award

    FREEPORT — Fran Stevens, a Yarmouth woman described a tireless volunteer, a wonderful person and the driving force of the local food pantry, received the Carol Kaplan Award for her contribution to Freeport Community Services. "I take great pride in working at the pantry," Stevens ...

  • Singapore teachers swap tech tips in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A dozen teachers and administrators from Singapore's Maris Stella High School visited Mt. Ararat High School on Tuesday to talk about topics like laptop computers and collaborative learning. While Mt. Ararat students have had their own laptop computers since September, ... 1

  • Residents share ideas, vision for Falmouth Shopping Center

    FALMOUTH — A small crowd attended Saturday's charette at Plummer-Motz School to give input and learn more about the possibilities for redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and surrounding property. A large majority of the approximately 65 people in attendance...