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  • South Portland council revises private-meeting guidelines

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council hopes to bring more transparency to its closed-door meetings after reaching an agreement on new executive session procedures in a workshop Monday.  Councilors also said they expect to move forward with a bond referendum on the November ball...

  • Even in Scarborough, 'hunger doesn't take a vacation'

    SCARBOROUGH — School's out for summer, but for students in need, hunger doesn't end when the last school bell rings. Many public school students who receive free meals or meals at a reduced cost during the school year experience food insecurity during the summer months, mea...

  • Donation may seed return of Scarborough School Art Show

    SCARBOROUGH — Fueled by a $150,000 donation for arts initiatives, Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III has formed the new Scarborough Arts Council to advocate for art in the schools.  One of their first orders of business may be to bring back the Scarborough Schoo...

  • Scarborough planners: Cell tower zoning changes need work

    SCARBOROUGH — Zoning changes that would allow more cellular phone towers will need further discussion after members of the public raised concerns about health risks in a Planning Board meeting Monday. The board also gave the green light to proposed additional parking for the Eas...

  • Heritage Days celebration returns in Bath

    BATH — A boat parade, fireman's muster, skateboard competition, and lots of food and music are all elements of the annual Heritage Days, which returns for the 42nd time July 3-6. The Thursday kickoff includes Kids' Day at Library Park from 2-4 p.m., and a Plant Home barbecue at Libra...

  • 'South Portland Family 4th' joins Independence Day events

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fourth of July festivities will multiply next week, when the city hosts its first official Independence Day event at Bug Light Park. Each July Fourth, thousands of people traditionally gather at Bug Light Park to watch the Portland Harbor fireworks. This ...

  • Scarborough residents craft trail signs

    SCARBOROUGH — Thanks to a group of residents at Piper Shores, nearly 50 handcrafted wooden signs will mark walking trails and open fields at 220-acre Fuller Farm and 25-acre Sewell Woods.  The two properties are owned and maintained by Scarborough Land Trust for year-r...

  • MDOT to replace Orr's Island culvert

    HARPSWELL — Crews from the Maine Department of Transportation will be replacing an Orr's Island culvert that partially collapsed last week.  The culvert, on Route 24 just south of the intersection with Bayview Road, was installed more than 75 years ago. Replacement w...

  • Chamberlain stamp event planned in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The Pejepscot Historical Society and U.S. Postal Service will hold a special stamp cancellation at the Joshua Chamberlain Museum July 2.  Post office representatives will be on hand from 3-5 p.m. to sell Medal of Honor stamps and offer the one-day-only Chamberla...

  • Harpswell hires beach access monitors

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen approved changes to the town's Robinhood Road ordinance and hired two part-time beach monitors, required under the terms of an agreement signed earlier this year for public access to Cedar Beach.  The ordinance amendment creates as many as...