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  • Scarborough 4th-grader on a mission to ban bottled water

    SCARBOROUGH — Did you know that Americans use 1,000 plastic water bottles every second, and that most all will end up in landfills, even though they can be recycled? Nina Chase, a bright, soon-to-be grade 4 student at Wentworth Intermediate School, does. And she's doing somethin...

  • Scarborough dog panel hopes to ease beach strain

    SCARBOROUGH — Although hostility between dog owners and advocates for endangered birds may continue on town beaches, members of the recently formed ad-hoc committee on canine education and enforcement hope to improve conditions on town beaches – and to diffuse tension.

  • Scarborough Fire Dept. gets regional training grant

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will receive a $225,000 federal grant to train area emergency medical technicians. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced in a press release July 3 that Chief Michael Thurlow spearheaded the grant application process. The grant will train...

  • Portion of Eastern Trail in Scarborough to be closed

    SCARBOROUGH — A section of the Eastern Trail from Black Point Road to Evergreen Farms Road will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, July 14, for construction. A detour through Evergreen Farms Road to U.S. Route 1 will provide access to the rest of the trail, according to to...

  • Willard Fest returns Saturday in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Willard Square neighborhood will hold its annual Willard Fest block party on Saturday, July 12, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The event features live music, booths showcasing the work of community organizations and local artisans, children's activities, martial arts de...

  • Junior sailing competition comes to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Northeast Junior Olympic Sailing Festival invites junior sailors and spectators to Bug Light Park for a two-day competition on July 15 and 16.  Hosted by SailMaine, a Portland-based nonprofit community sailing center, the US Sailing event is expected to...

  • Saturday music series launches in Bath

    BATH — Take a beautiful view of the Kennebec River, add in fresh air and good tunes, and you've got a great recipe for enjoying Maine in the summer. The free "Summer Saturdays Concert Series," produced by the Chocolate Church Arts Center, runs Saturdays from 6-8 p.m., July 12-Aug. 30...

  • Brunswick Rep. Daughtry to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Rep. Matthea Daughtry, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe on Maine Street.  Daughtry is serving her first term in the Legislature, representing part of Brunswick. She is a member of...

  • Independence moment in Bath

    Pam Payeur, executive director of the nonprofit Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, reacts to the Heritage Days Parade on July Fourth from her vantage point on a Bath City Hall balcony.

  • Tepler gets Democrats' nod in Topsham House race

    TOPSHAM — Denise Tepler, who has twice run unsuccessfully to represent Topsham in the state House of Representatives, was picked to run again Tuesday in a local Democratic caucus. Tepler will replace first-term state Rep. Andrew Mason, D-Topsham, on the November ballot in House Distr...