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  • Scarborough teachers agree to hold the line on cost-of-living raises

    SCARBOROUGH — Teachers have agreed to forgo a cost-of-living salary increase for fiscal year 2010, School Board Chairman Brian Dell'Olio said Saturday. The agreement represents a $140,000 savings from the 1 percent increase budgeted for 2010 and affects about 300 teachers and others i...

  • There's a new chief in town

    Portland's new chief of police, James Craig, is joined in the State of Maine Room at City Hall by his wife Mary, left, daughter Erica and mother Eleanor, Friday morning after being sworn in. Craig, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, who most recently was commanding officer of LA...

  • Public speaks out against Scarborough school budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — About a hundred people crowded into Town Council Chambers for Wednesday night's budget hearing. During nearly two hours of public comment, 32 people addressed the Finance Committee's recommended cuts of more than $800,000 to the school budget. Of those who spoke, onl...

  • Minding the marsh

    Whatever the opposite of "buried treasure" is, it was probably picked up in Scarborough Marsh on Saturday, April 25. Camden McFadden led his mom, Cary, and sister Sawyer, as they cleaned up along Route 1, part of the fifth annual clean-up day for the marsh and local beaches. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • Cape panel reviews $2.6M in possible energy-saving projects, including new high school

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's Alternative Energy Committee began review Tuesday of a town-wide energy audit that recommends $2.6 million in possible renovations. The committee is scheduled to meet in a workshop with the Town Council May 14, when it plans to have a prioritized list o...

  • Art for all

    Cape Elizabeth's Pond Cove and Middle School halls were filled with students, parents and community members Wednesday for the third annual Arts Night. There were performances by middle school drummers, the Jazz Band and Pond Cove Arts Night Choir. Maine College of Art students and other visiting ar...

  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...

  • Scarborough welcomes super-sized Wal-Mart

    SCARBOROUGH — The big box just got bigger. The new Wal-Mart on Gallery Boulevard opened its doors Wednesday morning, leaving the old building it replaces in its formidable shadow. One man camped outside the doors to be the first shopper in the new store, Alex Serra, W...

  • Correction

    An article in the April 17 edition of The Forecaster about the potential closure of the West Harpswell School should have said the school's projected enrollment, and not the combined enrollment with the Harpswell Islands School, is expected to drop to 55-58 students by 2011.

  • South Portland council considers closed session to review Anderson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday, May 4, will decide whether to go behind closed doors to discuss the performance of the director of the city's largest municipal department. The possible executive session comes after Dana Anderson, the director of Parks, Recreation, Pub...