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  • Triathlon promises people, traffic on Sunday

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The annual Tri for a Cure triathlon takes place Sunday, July 20, and is expected to cause traffic delays in parts of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth from 7 a.m.-noon while more t...

  • Scarborough climber dies in New Hampshire

    SCARBOROUGH — An experienced Scarborough rock climber fell to his death July 12 at Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, New Hampshire, apparently after preparing to descend a cliff he had just climbed solo, a state official said. Brian Delaney, 56, fell about 65 feet from the top of...

  • Verizon sues Cape Elizabeth over cell tower denial

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Verizon Wireless is suing the town after the Zoning Board of Appeals last month refused to reconsider its denial

  • Report questions Brunswick's land conservation capacity

    BRUNSWICK — A new Conservation Commission report questions the town's capacity to properly manage its conservation land. The report, submitted to the Town Council earlier this month, includes an inventory of town-owned open space, detailing more than 45 properties it h...

  • South Portland hopes partnership puts wind in hidden park's sails

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a partnership with the city Parks and Recreation Department, a budding, commercial sailing school's new home is Thomas Knight Park. Since mid-June, owners Kyle Jacobs, 27, and Tyler Martin, 30, have operated South Portland Sailing Center out of a small s...

  • 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 ...