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  • S.P. grants liquor license, sets refuse rules

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of the City Council faced a difficult decision at an Oct. 6 meeting, after receiving an application for a liquor license from a former drunk-driving offender. The council ultimately decided to grant the license to the applicant, Peter J. Verrill Jr., of ...

  • Scarborough River dredging to resume

    SCARBOROUGH — After months on hold, dredging of the Scarborough River will resume in November under a $2.3 million contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen a new contractor for the project, which was originally supposed to start last October. The job will now be complete...

  • Brunswick High seniors ask board to up grad budget

    BRUNSWICK — A group of Brunswick High School seniors on Wednesday petitioned the School Board to put more money towards funding high school graduation at Bowdoin College. In an appeal to board members, Sarah Judd, the treasurer for the BHS Class of 2015 and Lancelot Naipier-Kane, the...

  • Sirocki faces Ely in House District 28

    SCARBOROUGH — The race to represent District 28 in the Maine House pits a two-term incumbent and supporter of Gov. Paul LePage against a political newcomer. Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is seeking her third consecutive term in the House, where she serves on the Health and Human Se...

  • Harpswell asked to share Cedar Beach legal fees

    HARPSWELL — The victors in a court battle over Cedar Beach Road are asking the town to help pay some of their legal costs.  Members of Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters told selectmen on Oct. 2 that they plan to ask the town to help reimburse the court expenses incurred t...

  • AG: Bath, Lewiston appliance store to file bankruptcy bid

    BATH — A longtime appliance retailer that abruptly closed its Bath and Lewiston stores last month will file for bankruptcy protection, according to an examiner in the Maine attorney general's office. Martha Currier, a complaint examiner in the AG's Consumer Protection Division, said ...

  • Proposed Cape Elizabeth rooster rule heads to public hearing

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Nov. 6 on the proposed ordinance that would ban roosters on lots under about one acre. The ordinance committee on Sept. 19 added the proposed rooster rule to the existing animal control ordinance, after Joe Gajda of 15 F...

  • 'Teen Lock-Down' at Scarborough library

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library will host a "Teen Lock- Down"on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the lock-down will begin at 6:30 p.m., when students can participate in karaoke, a haunted maze through the book stacks, a Wii tourname...

  • Forum to feature South Portland council candidates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce will host a City Council candidate forum on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The forum, which is open to the public, will feature candidates in Districts 1 and 2, w...

  • Coastal Humane finishes 3rd in adoption challenge

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society learned Tuesday that it came in third in its division and 18th overall in a summer-long ASPCA/Rachel Ray adoption challenge.  Overall, the shelter found new homes for 804 pets between June and August, doubling its adoptions from the same t...