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  • Scarborough Police Department joins online community

    SCARBOROUGH — The Police Department is bringing neighborhood crime watches into the virtual world through a new online partnership. The department is participating on Nextdoor.com, a social network that ...

  • 100 to 1: New women's group makes initial impact on Cape Elizabeth nonprofit

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When Deb Bergeron created 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine, she was hoping to bring women together and give back to local charities and nonprofits. On Nov. 13 she accomplished both goals in one night. Bergeron gathered 108 members for the new group and r...

  • Harpswell Selectmen show willingness to pay Cedar Beach legal costs

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen reacted favorably Wednesday to a request from the group fighting for public access to a Bailey Island beach for a town contribution of $110,000 to help pay legal fees incurred over the past two years. Members of Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Support...

  • Bath council OKs $1.2M payment to settle West Bath lawsuit

    State approves West Bath withdrawal from RSU 1

  • Yarmouth school whitewashes anti-bullying mural

    YARMOUTH — For almost eight years, a colorful mural was displayed high along the wall of the Yarmouth Elementary School gym. Designed by students and painted by local artists, it conveyed the message that children should stand up to bullies. But earlier this year some students report...

  • Passenger rail panel member from Brunswick denies conflict of interest

    BRUNSWICK — A director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is denying claims his affiliation with a group opposed to a train layover facility puts him in a conflict of interest. Robert McEvoy, a Brunswick resident who owns a Bouchard Drive home near the site of ...

  • Cohen, Matthews pledge cooperation in South Portland

    PORTLAND — Promising communication and collaboration, Linda Cohen and Richard Matthews were sworn in Monday afternoon as mayor and School Board chairman, respectively. “We cannot make the city of South Portland the best it can be without collaboration,” Cohen said in a 7 ...

  • Brunswick councilors OK $150K for fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday approved up to $150,000 in new borrowing to update heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station, despite some councilors' reservations about the project.  Councilors also agreed to formally request opening the Simpson's ...

  • Brunswick adds Cookie Crawl fundraiser

    BRUNSWICK — The first Downtown Cookie Crawl will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 10 a.m.  Crawlers will stroll downtown and gather two-dozen treats from participating businesses. Tins cost $10 each and can be picked up in the lobby of Senter Place on Maine Street betw...

  • Brunswick Sewer District weighs debt limit increase

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Sewer District Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Dec. 11 on a charter amendment that would double the agency's debt limit to $40 million.  The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at the district offices, 10 Pine Tree Road...