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  • Scarborough man charged with vandalizing I-295 sound barrier in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police believe they have found the person responsible for painting graffiti on the Interstate 295 sound barrier last year. Chief Edward Googins announced at a press conference April 4 that William O’Brien, 25, of Pine Point Road, Scarborough, was charged A...

  • South Portland bank ATM mistakenly advances $37K to homeless man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A malfunctioning ATM at a TD Bank branch in South Portland spit out more than $37,000 to a homeless man Thursday morning, a police official confirmed. Lt. Todd Bernard of the South Portland Police Department said Friday morning that officers were first called to the ...

  • Maine tourism executive to speak in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Vaughn Stinson, the chief executive officer of the Maine Tourism Association, will speak at a luncheon to be held by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber on Wednesday, April 9, at the Inn at Brunswick, 4 Noble St. The event, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., costs $20 for chamber me...

  • Gerzofsky, Priest to hold Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and state Rep. Charles Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 5, at the Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St.  Gerzofsky, in his third term, represents Senate District 10, which i...

  • Dog owners growl at first reading of tighter Scarborough leash law

    SCARBOROUGH — The first reading of long-awaited amendments to the ordinance on leash laws for dogs on town beaches was met with vocal public protest inside and outside Wednesday night's Town Council meeting. In addition to considering five measures related to changing anima...

  • Scarborough native son returns as advocate for the arts

    SCARBOROUGH — At age 2, Jeff Poulin stumbled into his first tap-dancing class in South Portland, and soon after made his dance performance debut with a spirited rendition of “How Much is that Doggie in the Window?” Now, at 24, the Scarborough native is still on stage...

  • Proposed budget for Brunswick High School increases 19%

    BRUNSWICK — Budget proposals presented to the School Board on Wednesday for Brunswick High School, its athletic department and Region Ten Technical High School seek a combined increase of nearly 12 percent for the next fiscal year. Wednesday's meeting was the second-to-last hearing b...

  • Bath food bank seeks help from City Council

    BATH — As the city this spring builds its budget for next year, the Bath Area Food Bank hopes to be kept in mind for funding, as demand grows for the pantry's services. "We need an angel; we need more than one angel," Judy Smart, a member of the organization's board, told the City Co...

  • Cape Elizabeth church benefit for mill workers raises almost $15K

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A benefit dinner and silent auction last week at St. Bartholomew Church raised nearly $15,000 to support mill workers who were laid off last year by Lincoln Paper and Tissue in Penobscot County. "I told my parishioners last Sunday that in the 17 years I've been at St...

  • Village green proposal gains traction in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A concept plan for a village green next to Town Hall was the focus Monday at a Town Center Planning Committee meeting. The 4.5-acre lot sits between Town Hall and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust office. In February, owner Peter Haffenreffer presented to the committee a...