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  • Waving the flag

    Rachel Currie, right, watches with her friends, Chelsea Morin and Dylan West, as a color guard passes on Ocean Street during the South Portland Memorial Day parade on May 25. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • SAD 51 plans 2nd school budget vote June 16 in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — After official election returns confirmed a deadlocked vote in Tuesday's School Administrative District 51 budget validation vote, school officials are working to schedule a second referendum. Initial results late Tuesday night showed the votes tied, with Cumberland a...

  • Scarborough grapples with affordable housing

    SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Housing Alliance is concerned that home prices are out of reach for many of those who work for or in the town. Even affordable units, which builders are required to construct to gain a density bonus incentive, are based on too high an income level, all...

  • Scarborough racino PAC pays penalty, will not appeal Ethics Commission ruling

    SCARBOROUGH — A political action committee formed last year to support a failed attempt to bring a racino to Scarborough has decided not to appeal a penalty levied by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. The commission in late March fined the Scarbo...

  • South Portland store says sex toys will stay, despite city's attempt at restrictions

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An attorney for Spencer Gifts on Wednesday said his client will not have to change its practices, despite tighter restrictions being proposed by the city on adult-themed businesses. The City Council on Tuesday night reviewed changes to its adult amusement store o...

  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...

  • School budget will not increase taxes in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An influx of federal stimulus money for education will result in no tax increase for the school budget, which will be sent to voters on Tuesday, June 9. Superintendent Suzanne Godin told a City Council workshop Tuesday at Memorial Middle School that the district e...

  • RSU 1 budget goes to Bath meeting, June 9 vote

    BATH — Voters in Regional School Unit 1 will meet at Bath Middle School on Tuesday, June 2, for the first of a two-step process required to approve the school district's fiscal 2010 budget. Voters are being asked to arrive early to register for the Town Meeting-style gathering. D...

  • SAD 75 budget meeting to weigh $36M spending plan

    TOPSHAM — The proposed $36 million fiscal 2010 budget for School Administrative District 75 will undergo the first of two citizen tests in a Town Meeting-style vote on Saturday, May 30. The meeting will take place at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School at...

  • Brunswick's new planner gets to work

    BRUNSWICK — The  town's new planner began work this week. Kris Hultgren, formerly a staff planner for Bar Harbor, was recently hired by Planning and Development Director Anna Breinich. Hultgren, 32, replaces Jim Fortune, who resigned earlier this year.  Hultgren, wh...