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  • Fighting cancer

    Walkers took to the Brunswick High School track through the night on May 15 in support of cancer survivors, victims and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life in Brunswick. Jennie Wiacek, 18, of Gorham, lights a lantern prior to the reading of the names of those ...

  • All smiles at SMCC

    Donna Nickerson, front left, beams as she graduates on May 17 from Southern Maine Community College with high honors and the highest grade point average among business students at the South Portland college, which held commencement at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. (Michael Barriaul...

  • Scarborough business Town Hall draws crowd

    About 50 business people participated in Scarborough's first Small Business Town Hall Meeting and Resource Fair. Susan deGrandpre facilitated the meeting portion of the event, which was held at the Scarborough Public Library. (Roberts photo)

  • Cape Elizabeth 5th-grade teachers will follow kids to 6th grade

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The current fifth-grade students of teachers Adam Killip and Elizabeth Johnston will take two unusual things with them into their sixth-grade school year – their teachers. As presented to the Cape Elizabeth School Board last week, the fifth-grade teaching team i...

  • Cape Elizabeth planners begin farm zoning overhaul

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board Tuesday began looking at agricultural zoning, the next scheduled zoning overhaul as required by the town's Comprehensive Plan. The most recent Comprehensive Plan laid out a schedule of zoning changes, which most recently included changing the B...

  • Scarborough Council works on energy, sign regulations

    SCARBOROUGH — Wednesday's Town Council meeting was adjourned in an hour after councilors quickly worked through several agenda items. They unanimously approved the creation of a new, ad-hoc Energy Committee to serve for the next year. The committee will consist of at least one cou...

  • Scarborough receives grant, considers energy projects

    SCARBOROUGH — The town has been allocated $84,300 from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. According to the Web site, eecbg.energy.gov, the grants "represent a presiden...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel will examine employee health insurance

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Health-care coverage, benefits and costs for town and school employees will be the focus of the Town Council's newest committee. Health insurance coverage costs the town about $3.5 million annually, or about 10 percent of the town's combined budgets. But according...

  • Drugs, alcohol a factor in South Portland shooting

    PORTLAND — A 50-year-old Skowhegan farmer accused of fatally shooting a South Portland man pleaded not guilty May 18 in Cumberland County Superior Court. Malcolm Bruce Lavallee-Davidson is charged with manslaughter for killing his friend, Fred Wilson, a 50-year-old computer progr...

  • South Portland solicits planning help for Mill Creek Park

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A process is underway that may produce a long-term plan for Mill Creek Park by next January. Meanwhile, city leaders are shopping around for a new gazebo, which is expected to be installed this fall. Earlier this month, the city began soliciting offer...