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  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Police pull no punches in drug awareness talk with Cape Elizabeth parents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Parents shook their heads with disbelief Tuesday afternoon as Community Liaison Officer Mark Dorval explained slang terms for marijuana and demonstrated how household items can be used to transport and hide drugs. In a drug and alcohol awareness workshop at Cape...

  • Cape Elizabeth chef cooks for Haiti, heads to NYC

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Two local chefs will join forces to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich of the Inn by the Sea and chef/owner Larry Matthews Jr. of

  • Historical society presents 'Nautical Sweethearts'

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Historical Society will host a "Nautical Sweethearts" program, featuring a presentation by Paul DeCoste. DeCoste, of Newbury, Mass., is an expert on nautical memorabilia. His talk and accompanying display will focus on sailors' valentines, scrimshaw and other ...

  • High court rules for town, landlords in dispute over Brunswick college 'boarding house'

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week rejected an appeal from several property owners who claimed a Cleaveland Street residence was illegally converted to a boarding home. The decision announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, dealt a blow to four neighbors of 17 Cleaveland St. The...

  • Scarborough board recommends purchase of Higgins Beach, Nonesuch River parcels

    SCARBOROUGH — The Parks and Conservation Land Board (PCLB) is recommending the town use up to $635,000 of land bond funds to purchase several properties it considers significant either for their conservation value or for maintaining public access to the ocean. The parcels owned by th...

  • Bath council narrowly OKs $300K bond for turf field

    BATH — The City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday evening in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for all-weather turf at McMann Field. The vote mirrored a preliminary tally a month ago. The council this time granted final passage to authorize a bond, which will fund the purchase ...

  • South Portland debates closing road for retail project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night held a special workshop to hear a revised proposal to discontinue Gorham Road Extension for construction of a strip mall. The new proposal would discontinue 600 feet of Gorham Road Extension from the Western Avenue intersection, rather th...

  • Scarborough a step closer to pawn shop, tighter controls on dealers

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed ordinance before the Town Council would legalize pawn shops in certain parts of town. But it stops short of a Police Department recommendation to extend some reporting requirements to all second-hand shops. The council first faced the issue last fall, ...

  • Fees prompt Scarborough to stop accepting credit cards

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a topic of debate for last year's Finance Committee. Now, with town officials scrambling to save money, the town has decided not to accept credit cards for tax bills and other fees paid at Town Hall. Last year, credit card processing fees cost Scarborough nearly ...