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  • Plan would offer recycling to 11 South Portland condo, apartment complexes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council at a workshop Monday night reviewed a plan that would restore recycling services to 11 condominium and apartment complexes that had the service before it was privatized. The plan, however, does nothing to expand recycling to more than 800 other c...

  • South Portland Housing Authority picks new director

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Michael G. Hulsey has been chosen as the South Portland Housing Authority's new executive director. The appointment comes at a time when housing services are increasingly in demand because of the economic downturn and as the agency looks to build new affordable h...

  • Supt.: Closing Harpswell school minimally lengthens bus routes

    HARPSWELL — If the West Harpswell School is closed, alternate bus routes taking those students to the Harpswell Islands School would take only about five to six minutes longer than the current longest trip, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said this week. ...

  • 46 acres to be added to Scarborough Marsh preserve

    SCARBOROUGH — A 46-acre piece of land near the Dunstan River will be added to the 3,200-acre Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area. The Manson Libby Road property was purchased Wednesday from the Gervais Family of Scarborough, who has owned and maintained the land as a worki...

  • Committee promises adjustments in Scarborough budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council's Finance Committee had a chilly response to the School Department's presentation last week in its first examination of the fiscal 2010 budget. In a full-day meeting on April 10, Chairman Shawn Babine,  Ron Ahlquist and Richard Sullivan went throug...

  • Falmouth cook stirs kitchen hobby into gold

    FALMOUTH — Though she calls herself "a bit of a rookie" when it comes to cooking contests, Mountain Road resident Jessie Grearson has already proven herself a serious contender. In just two years, Grearson has won or placed in more than half a dozen contests, earning se...

  • Legislature pushes Harpswell border bill to committee

    Public hearing yet to be scheduled HARPSWELL — A bill asking the state to revisit a 1998 border agreement between Harpswell and Brunswick was referred to a committee by the state Legislature last week. But so far that committee has yet to schedule a public hearing on the m...

  • N. Yarmouth compiles wish list for new administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — In a needs assessment discussion held Monday afternoon, the Board of Selectmen helped give the Maine Municipal Association direction in searching for a new administrative assistant for the town. Selectmen last month decided not to renew the contract of the current...

  • Blueberry Hill paving narrowly advances in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council vote 4-3 Monday to allow a driveway to be laid over about 300 feet of town-owned property at the end of Greely Road Extension. The property is part of an unbuilt portion of roadway between Greely Road Extension and Pleasant Valley Road, and is often ...

  • Lawsuit seeks reversal of Cumberland credit union approval

    Petitions force referendum on contract zone CUMBERLAND — Two residents have filed a lawsuit against the town seeking repeal of the contract zone allowing a credit union to replace the Chase Flower Shop on Main Street. The suit was filed at about the same time ...