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  • South Portland Historical Society goes high-tech

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Historical Society is hoping to use today's technology to preserve South Portland's past. The 500-member society is looking to the Internet as a way for patrons near and far to relive their favorite memories. It also wants to tap that nostalgia in its fundrai...

  • Citizens pinpoint priority areas at Bath trails forum

    BATH — There is tremendous citizen interest in trails within the city limits, if a Bath Trails group public forum last week is any evidence. Steve Balboni, the city's parks and recreation director, said there is particular interest in trails along Bath's riverfront, as well as in...

  • South Portland nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...

  • SAD 75 draft budget increases to $36M

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75's current draft budget for fiscal 2010 is nearly $36 million, an increase of more than $18,000 over current budget. Of that amount, the total local contribution for taxpayers stands at about $19 million. Broken down over SAD 75's four t...

  • South Portland official settles embezzlement case, claims no impact on city job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dana Anderson, the director of the city's largest municipal department, has settled a lawsuit that accused him of embezzling more than $37,500 from a local nonprofit association of basketball officials. While unrelated to his city job, some aspects of the case –... 1

  • Exploring police work

    Armed with Airsoft BB guns, Greg Musilli-Sarno, left, and Patrick Flynn search a deserted building on Monday under the watchful eye of Scarborough Patrolman Andrew Flynn, part of the Scarborough Police Department's second annual Law Enforcement Explorers Conference. The three-day event provides trai...

  • Topsham selectmen send $7.8M municipal budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved warrant articles for next month's Town Meeting, including the items that comprise the board's recommended fiscal 2010 municipal budget. Residents will vote line by line on individual budget items, as well as on several road acc...

  • Brunswick's Maine St. Station gets $902K from feds; council switches focus to train station lease

    BRUNSWICK — The federal grant that the town hoped would help offset its share of the $23 million Maine Street Station project is on its way. And for real this time. Maine Republican U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe announced April 23 that the federal Economi...

  • Update: Club pulls plug on Toby Keith concert in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A proposed concert featuring country music star Toby Keith at the Cumberland Fairgrounds has been canned before the Town Council could take up the matter next Monday. Keith's performance was proposed for July, pending approval of a mass gathering permit by the Town Counci...

  • Police arrest man in robbery of South Portland drug store

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police say they have arrested the man they believe robbed a Mill Creek pharmacy over the weekend. Sgt. Steven Webster said Wednesday night that 28-year-old Ian Bonville of South Portland was arrested on charges of Class B robbery.  Webster said polic...