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  • Cities, trail groups stall Jetport runway expansion

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A runway expansion planned for the Portland International Jetport is being held up by special-interest groups that want to build a recreation trail around the airport and others who have concerns about aircraft noise.  The Jetport needs to expand a crosswind runw...

  • No college (yet) for Cape Elizabeth grad

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Unlike 94 percent of her classmates, Cape Elizabeth High School senior Stephanie Lawsure will not be going to college in the fall. She'll still earn an associate's degree, but will be paid to get it. She'll have no college loans to repay, good health insurance co... 1

  • Last-minute South Portland deal saves $2.1M in stimulus funds for Long Creek watershed work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council held a special meeting on Monday night to spend $580,000 on improvements along Philbrook Avenue. The allocation is intended to preserve $2.1 million in federal stimulus money from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The ...

  • Lofty goals, strong work ethic drive Scarborough graduate

    SCARBOROUGH — You could say Felicia Mazzone is goal oriented. From her schoolwork, employment and volunteer work, to her position as goalie on the girls' hockey team, the Scarborough High School senior has been motivated by her hard work and her drive to succeed. And s...

  • South Portland voters could have last word on Willard Beach dog access

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents trying to ban dogs from Willard Beach for six months each year have collected enough signatures to put the decision before voters. City Clerk Sue Mooney said she has authenticated more than the 925 signatures needed to put a referendum question on the No...

  • Harpswell residents criticize school consolidation option

    HARPSWELL — There was little support expressed for consolidating the town's two schools Wednesday at a Board of Selectmen public hearing. The meeting followed the completion on Monday of a finding of fact by the Strategic Planning Action Team of School Administrative District 75 ...

  • Class of 2009: Freeport, Greely, Yarmouth

    Karin Oransky and Wesley Skold lead the Freeport High School Class of 2009 into graduation ceremonies on June 7 at the high school gym. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Topsham selectmen approve lower code fees

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on June 4 unanimously approved two amendments to the town's code enforcement fee schedule, changes that Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. "For the number...

  • Voter turnout too low to change South Portland Charter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials said they are not giving up on amending the City Charter after voter turnout on Tuesday was insufficient to support a change. Although 60 percent of voters supported a charter amendment and 64 percent supported a $3 million bond to replace the Long Cree...

  • Mt. Ararat senior skips ceremony for career in Marines

    TOPSHAM — Six days before his fellow Mt. Ararat High School seniors don graduation gowns and turn tassels, Aaron Carrigan left home and embarked on a career with the U.S. Marine Corps. The 18-year-old lifelong Topsham resident is stationed at Parris Island, S.C.. Last week he sa...