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  • UMaine student from South Portland on a body-building journey

    ORONO — Looking through competition videos on YouTube, Sacre Bahati maintains a distinct focus. His muscles tense subtlety when he sees an icon, Serge Nubret, take the stage in a 1970s competitions. Bahati observes his idol’s graceful, yet purposeful moves on stage, and the awe...

  • Beach to Beacon sign-up sets speed record

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 2015 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race registered 4,000 runners in a record time on March 13. Participants signed up in 4 minutes 15 seconds, breaking the record set last year by 17 seconds.  There are 1,950 spots remaining through a lottery, which is a chanc...

  • South Portland panel sets ambitious recycling goal, with eye toward limiting plastics, foam

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Energy and Recycling Committee has set a goal for the city to raise the overall recycling rate from the current 28.74 percent, to 35 percent in tw...

  • Scarborough adopts historic property list, incentives

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday approved the designation of 48 properties as historic, including the Higgins Beach Inn on Ocean Avenue,...

  • Cape Elizabeth High School prom project helps others, appeals to crafty students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When an organization at Cape Elizabeth High School decided to hold a contest, the members thought they would just be helping girls who wanted to go to prom. They’ve now realized their efforts have had a much larger impact, as they have spurred student creativit...

  • Cape Elizabeth fitness studio fearlessly combines yoga, kickboxing

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When Paul and Rebecca Sahlin realized how well kickboxing and yoga complement each other, they also realized that not many fitness studios combine the two activities. After the couple moved to Cape Elizabeth two years ago, they decided the town was the perfect p...

  • South Portland School Board discusses budget, STEM

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on March 12 discussed the proposed fiscal 2016 budget and heard a presentation on the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, program. Superintendent Suzanne Godin presented her budget proposal earlier in the week. The nearly $46 mil...

  • Bob's Stores replaces EMS in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Bob's Stores, a Meriden, Connecticut-based clothing and footwear store, will open its first store in Maine at 301 Maine Mall Road on Sunday, March 22. More than 30 Bob's locations dot the New England landsca...

  • Cost proves problematic for proposed Brunswick recreation area

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday tabled a plan for managing 66 acres of wildlife habitat and open space in east Brunswick that could cost nearly $2 million to fully implement. The Capt. William A. Fitzgerald USN Recreation and Conservation Area, off Old Bath Road, com...

  • South Portland boarding home enters its 2nd century

    SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the oldest retirement facilities in southern Maine faces a modern financial challenge as it turns 100 this year. In the spring, the Cape Elizabeth Home w...