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  • More details emerge about proposed Cape Elizabeth library renovation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A new schematic design for Thomas Memorial Library provides more details about a potential $4 million renovation project. It features a skylight and glass-enclosed stairwell, enhanced landscaping, a children's playground, private study areas, expanded parking an...

  • Topsham law firm staff unionizes

    TOPSHAM — Paralegals and other staff at the law firm of McTeague, Higbee, Case, Cohen, Whitney & Toker have joined the International Association of Machinists. "Just like other workers in shipyards, paper mills, or any number of work sites, we wanted to have a unified voice on th...

  • Harpswell seeks certified search-and-rescue volunteers

    HARPSWELL — The town is seeking volunteers to join the Maine Association for Search And Rescue to aid lost hikers. Don Miskill, the town's former recreation director, is helping to organize the recruitment effort. He said the idea came after he learned how to become certifi...

  • Brunswick preschool open house on Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an open house for its preschool program on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Recreation Center, 220 Neptune Drive, at Brunswick Landing. Prospective families and their children are welcome. The free, public event w...

  • A mixed bag of student progress in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Student assessment results for the past year are in, and for Scarborough students, there is good and bad news. At the K-5 grade level, math test scores trended upward in recent years, with scores for middle and high school students for the most part trending downwa...

  • SAD 75 spending plan could boost taxes 10%

    TOPSHAM — Next year's draft budget for School Administrative District 75 suggests a more-than 10 percent increase in local taxes. But despite that, public feedback at a sparsely attended forum Tuesday tended to be positive, and in agreement with district proposals. The second ...

  • Milk is oldest Cape Elizabeth citizen's secret weapon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town recognized its oldest citizen Monday when it awarded George W. Baker, 101, with the Boston Post Cane. In a clever bit of marketing, the Boston Post newspaper in 1909 created 600 canes and distributed them to towns across New England. The idea was for each co...

  • Bowdoin College gets OK for Brunswick office building

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College's plan to build a three-story administrative office on Maine Street received unanimous approval from the Planning Board on Tuesday. Board approval of Bowdoin's final application was required before the college could replace an existing building at 216 Main...

  • No endgame in sight: Rejuvenated Cape Elizabeth teen at top of Maine chess world

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After 10 years of playing chess, Matthew Fishbein was burned out. He had been stuck just below the U.S. ranking of national master for two years, and the game he loved was losing its luster. In August, before beginning his sophomore year of high school, he took a hia...

  • Gulf Oil pays $30K fine for South Portland violation

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gulf Oil LP paid a nearly $30,000 penalty for alleged violations last summer of the company's air emission license. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said Gulf went over the limit for “volatile organic compounds” released by a vap...