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  • South Portland board approves Kunin as next school chief

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ken Kunin was approved Monday night as the next superintendent of schools, at an annual salary of $127,000. The School Board unanimously approved hiring Kunin to succeed Superintendent Suzanne Godin, who is stepping down June 30 after nearly 10 years in the post...

  • Cape Elizabeth applies brakes to multi-family housing effort

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After hearing residents' concerns, town councilors decided to continue discussion on a proposed land-use ordinance amendment. The amendment, designed to promote development of multi-unit housing, provoked objections from several residents on April 6. The Town Co...

  • Pizza sales, elbow grease to aid Scarborough Land Trust

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust will hold a benefit Tuesday, April 28, at Otto Pizza, 125 John Roberts Road, South Portland.  A portion of all pizzas purchased from 5-9 p.m. will be donated to the trust. The land trust will also hold its annual spring clean-...

  • Daughtry, McCreight to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Reps. Matthea Daughtry, D-Brunswick, and Jay McCreight, D-Harpswell, will hold public office hours together Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-noon at Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe on Maine Street. McCreight is serving her first term in the House and represents Har...

  • Jury finds Kimball guilty of murder in North Yarmouth bee farm shooting

    PORTLAND — A Superior Court jury Wednesday found Yarmouth lobster fisherman Merrill Kimball guilty of murder in the Oct. 6, 2013, shooting death of a 63-year-old Georgetown man at a North Yarmouth bee farm. The jury issued its verdict in the early afternoon after deliberating roughly...

  • Brunswick board tables subdivision, OKs restaurant greenhouse

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board again tabled a proposal for a subdivision at the end of Boody Street on Tuesday night, but approved an amended final application for a greenhouse at Tao Yuan restaurant. The board had previously approved a sketch application for the Chamberlain Woo...

  • Into the woods: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust trains citizen foresters

    BRUNSWICK — Teachers, lawyers, a camp director and a state forester braved the melting snow and thick mud last Saturday to set up an environmental science plot at Crystal Spring Farm. The science workshop, hosted by the

  • Brunswick business pins hope on popularity of 'vaping'

    BRUNSWICK — While cigarette smokers looking to kick their tobacco habit are finding hope in the movement called “vaping," a new downtown business hopes to help them along. Portland residents Chantile and Lester Lacombe opened

  • Freeport on path to regulate use of disposable bags

    FREEPORT — On the eve of Portland's restrictions on disposable bags going into effect, town councilors on Tuesday voted unanimously for further review of their own prop...

  • Topsham selectmen send budget, tax hike to voters

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on April 9 unanimously approved next month's Town Meeting warrant, which includes the components making up the fiscal 2016 municipal budget. Residents will vote on the proposed $9 million spending plan, up 5.7 percent from this year, at Town Meeting W...