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  • Scarborough land swap talks draw ire of Pine Point residents

    SCARBOROUGH — Some residents are accusing the town manager of exceeding his authority by conducting inappropriate private meetings with owners of the Lighthouse Motel about a proposed Pine Point land swap. During public comments at Wednesday's Town Council meeting, Harold Hutchins...

  • Crews quickly clean up Fore River asphalt spill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Crews on Wednesday night finished cleaning up 670 gallons of liquid asphalt that spilled into the Fore River on Tuesday. The spill was reported to the U.S. Coast Guard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Clean Harbors finished cleaning up the spill the following night.  ...

  • South Portland voters to consider $39.5M budget, $5.8M bond for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On June 9, residents will be asked to vote on a $39.5 million school budget and a $5.8 million bond for repairs to the high school and two middle schools. The fiscal 2010 budget referendum is a relatively new state requirement, instituted in 2007 to increase tran...

  • South Portland Armory envisioned as 1-stop shop for film industry

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local movie-industry technician is hoping to shoot up to three films at the former National Guard Armory on Broadway at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge. Before that can happen, however, the city will have to provide conditional zoning and go against the recomm...

  • Scarborough assistant school chief takes top job in York County district

    SCARBOROUGH —Assistant Superintendent of Schools  Andrew Dolloff has been named superintendent of the newly formed Regional School Unit 21, which includes schools in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. After two rounds of interviews, Dolloff was the RSU board's unanimous choice...

  • Konica building in Scarborough under contract, slated for facelift, redevelopment

    SCARBOROUGH — After sitting vacant for years, the Konica Minolta building at 71 U.S. Route 1 may soon have a new owner and purpose. The more than 60,000-square-foot, one-story building on 6.6 acres is under contract to Robert Gaudreau, owner of Hardypond Construction in Portland, ...

  • Heart-health ride

    The eighth annual Women's Ride for Health was held in Freeport on May 31, with five-, 10- or 25-mile rides for participants. More than 300 riders took part in the event, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Big turnout needed to change South Portland charter, get stimulus money

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on Tuesday, June 9, will be asked to change the City Charter and borrow up to $3 million to replace a pump station near Long Creek. Both initiatives are being driven by city leaders trying to position the city to receive federal stimulus money being fun...

  • South Portland graduate clears life's hurdles to stay on the (academic) track

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Brandon Emerson is accustomed to clearing hurdles – on the track and in life. Next year, Emerson will be a member of the track team when attends the University of Southern Maine. But first he must walk down the aisle Sunday, June 7, with nearly 200 South Portla...

  • SAD 75 meeting sends $36M budget, with computers, to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 supported a $36.25 million fiscal 2010 budget at the district budget meeting May 30, paving the way for a budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 9. While voters passed nearly every component of the budget with little to...