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  • Bath group proposes unique playground on old YMCA property

    BATH — The design committee of the Main Street Bath organization is proposing a playground and parking area for the vacant former YMCA property on Summer Street. And unlike most equipment seen elsewhere, this playground would incorporate more natural elements, David Matero, chairman ...

  • Harpswell report recommends greater town role in emergency services

    HARPSWELL — As the final touches are put on the town's new emergency medical building, officials are contemplating the future organization of emergency services in town.  A working group was assigned in January to review the town's EMS services and develop recommendations f...

  • Deadline nears for funding to preserve Goslings Islands off Harpswell

    TOPSHAM — With an Aug. 31 deadline looming, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust is ramping up efforts to raise $925,000 to purchase and preserve the Goslings Islands, a trio of small Casco Bay islands off Harpswell. The campaign kicked off two months ago, and despite a widespread grassroo...

  • South Portland council to take final action on tar sands ban

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday recommended the City Council adopt ordinance changes to keep tar sands crude oil out of the city. The board voted 6-1, with Linda Boudreau opposed, that zoning changes in the so-called "Clear Skies Ordinance" are "in basic harmony" wit...

  • South Portland to study Knightville parking, traffic woes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Complaints from residents prompted city councilors Monday to establish a committee to work on solutions to traffic and parking congestion in Knightville. With Councilor Tom Blake absent, councilors also indicated they will move forward with negotiations to sell ...

  • Democrats nominate Harpswell's McCreight to replace Rep. Saxton in House District 51 race

    HARPSWELL — Joyce "Jay" McCreight on Monday accepted the Democratic nomination to represent District 51 in the Maine House of Representatives. McCreight replaces Rep. Jeremy Saxton, D-Harpswell,

  • Cape Elizabeth restaurants can add seats; Rudy's can serve alcohol

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Restaurants in town now have the ability to serve more customers.  The Town Council on Monday held a public hearing on the number of seats permitted in a restaurant in the Business A District. After no one from the public wished to comment, councilors amend...

  • Bath planners continue discussion about former hospital

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a request to develop 15 residential units at a former hospital at 9 Park St. The property – purchased more than a decade ago by the city as the Mid Coast Center for Higher Education, and sold to developer Robert Smith of Phippsbu...

  • Marijuana legalization vote all but certain in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Marijuana legalization has moved a step closer to a referendum question on the city's November ballot.  Supporters of legal, recreational pot submitted more than 1,500 signatures from like-minded city residents to the city clerk on Monday, July 14, after ho...

  • Scarborough road project to add crosswalk, islands

    SCARBOROUGH — New traffic islands and a crosswalk will be installed at the intersection of Hannaford and Wentworth drives starting July 22.  Construction in the area will last until Aug. 15, and is part of the new Wentworth School project to improve pedestrian access to the...